Well our character building Alfa ownership continues
After fixing the broken cambelt and rocker arms last month the clutch is now playing up.
Wife got in the car yesterday morning and was struggling to get 1st and reverse gears.
This morning I got in it and instantly noticed the clutch pedal was going down half way before any resistance, the bite point was very near the floor but I could get all gears ok.
Today I've checked:-
Clutch pedal pin and bush=all ok.
Master cylinder for fluid leaks=no leaks.
Slave cylinder for fluid leaks=no leaks.
Tried to stall engine in gear=engine stalls so clutch not slipping.
When pushing pedal down to take up freeplay the clutch actuator arm doesn't move until resistance is felt on the pedal=clutch assembly is not worn.
Pump clutch pedal=freeplay back to normal and bite point back to half way/normal.
Brake fluid level=maximum as normal.
Clutch actuator bushes cleaned and oiled giving lighter clutch.
After doing all of the above over a 2 hour period the clutch pedal had gone back to:-
lots of freeplay and bite point near the floor which improves as I pump the pedal.
Am I correct in thinking either the master or slave cylinder seals are letting fluid seep past (but not leak out) therefore giving me less travel of the clutch actuator arm and making it difficult to get gears??
If so which is the most common to go and worth replacing first?
The car's a 2005 1.9jtd GT Coupe.
We bought it in 2007 with 24,000 miles on it and now shows 68,000 miles.
Any advice much appreciated