Struggling to find the biting point Ford Fiesta

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I have a Ford Fiesta 2008 The car is petrol I am struggling to find the biting point as I can't feel it also this is really important especially as I tend to struggle on hills.

I have been taught how to drive in a diesel car.

In a petrol car you gas it then bring the clutch up slowly till you feel the biting point.

If I am on a hill in my petrol car I bring the clutch up slowly but the car stalls. (The only way I prevent stalling is by applying the car handbrake then find the biting point then gas it also I take the handbrake off but by doing it this way it takes me longer to drive then drivers start getting impatient)

Any suggestions appreciated?




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bring it up to 3k rpm and release the clutch... should take off on a hill that way. I guess an '08 doesn't have the hill assist function?
 
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bring it up to 3k rpm and release the clutch... should take off on a hill that way. I guess an '08 doesn't have the hill assist function?
Hi I will try that when I drive the car next time I can't take it by myself as I only have provisional also my car doesn't have hill assist function.
Cheers for your help.


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The Fiesta has a light clutch, I can't wear my work boots to drive it or I can't feel it. With regular tennis shoes it's not a problem though.
 
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The Fiesta has a light clutch, I can't wear my work boots to drive it or I can't feel it. With regular tennis shoes it's not a problem though.
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What do you mean the Ford Fiesta has a light clutch?Also what year is your Ford Fiesta?


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As in the effort is light. Usually makes it harder to tell when the clutch is engaging. My S10 pickup has a heavier clutch, makes it easy to feel even with work boots on. My Fiesta is a 2019 US model.
 
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