Clutch Clinic: Peu­geot 207 1.4 8v

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The Peu­geot 207 is a cheap-to-run fam­ily hatch­back, but the orig­i­nal 70,000-mile clutch on this ex­am­ple was start­ing to slip when more than half-throt­tle was ap­plied to the throt­tle pedal, send­ing revs ris­ing – not good on mo­tor­ways with hills.

Space to work on the front-wheel drive 207 is at a premium, but there’s enough to be able to ex­tract the gear­box. A re­mov­able chas­sis leg and lower strut brace should be un­bolted to cre­ate more room, but as Fen­gate MOT Sta­tion demon­strated, two peo­ple can squeeze them­selves into po­si­tion and ma­noeu­vre out the gear­box. They used a trans­mis­sion jack to sup­port the gear­box when re­mov­ing it, so there’s none of the usual lift­ing and strain­ing in­volved.

GSF Car Parts sup­plied the kit for this clutch re­newal. Set aside three or four hours to com­plete all of the work.

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