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Hi I wondered if anyone can shed some light on an issue with my wifes 147 TS, after a long rn when everything had got warm the clutch was sticking at the bottom when depressed. I ahve checked for the obvious, catching mat etc. I initially thought it was my shoes catching on the underside of dash or something silly but it wasn't.

It seems to be an intermittent problem, and my wfe hasn't had a problem for the last week or so, although she did say engaging reverse at the end of her journey to work was awkward. You can easily select all the gears with the engine off. My thoughts were either the master or slave cylinder sticking, but that was just a guess.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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As you guess, normally a sign of a cylinder packing up....any fluid loss?

Unfortunately both are a PITA to change - the slave is a gearbox out job (STUPID idea) and the master means either removing the inlet manifold or maybe tipping the engine forward by dropping off a front engine mount....
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Check brake fluid.
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Check brake fluid.
X2 happened to me recently and this was the problem
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If you are losing fluid then maybe the seals are suspect in either and or, both the master and slave? Needs sorting really, although a temporary improvement may be brought about by bleeding the system?:
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Meant to check the fluid level at the weekend but have been out and about in the other car, typically I remembered just as she'd headed off to work this morning. Sounds like my initial thoughts may be on the right lines. I'll get the fluid blead and see if that makes any difference.
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