2004 156 2.4 JTDm Clutch Biting Point
Iíve recently got my grubby little hands on a 2004 156 Sportwagon 2.4 JTDm, whilst the car is in very good nick the clutch seems to engage very low down.
It had a new clutch last year, so hopefully that is not the cause of this.
Iíve found a few things on the net that might help, but Iím looking for a little bit of advice to make sure Iím starting in the right place.
On the alfa156.net site there is a guide on replacing the clutch spring, which sounds like it could be the problem. But the pedal is not loose, so I might be barking up the wrong tree.
Clutch pedal are lose and only works close to the floor. It is
hard to engage and disengage gears. Though it seems as a leak
in the clutch fluid system, The level of brake fluid remains the same.
The push spring inside the clutch cylinder which is connected directly
to the clutch pedal are probably broken. If you use stomp like clutch
motion while shifting gears fast, the spring has worn tired and eventually
Has anyone done this? Do they have any pictures of the steps?
Would it be more likely that the system needs bleeding, are there any guides on how to do this on a 2004 JTDm? Where are the bleed nipples?
The return of the clutch pedal to the normal high position is quick, so that might rule out the need to bleed?
I guess one thing that might need replacing is the clutch cylinder, I think its located under the battery tray, and shouldn't be too difficult to get at and the replacement part I think is around £65. If I get to the point of needing to replace that is there a handy guide?
So where should I start?
1. Bleed the system? Where are the bleed nipples?
2. Change the spring?
3. Change the cylinder? Slave/Master? Are there any guides for this?
4. Anything else
Is there a Haynes manual for these 156s?
Thanks in advance,