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155 Clutch Stiffness


I test drove a 1997 Alfa 155 1.8 TS last night and the clutch was really stiff and heavy to operate. I've read the other threads on the forum, so I now know it has a hydraulic clutch, will changing the slave cylinder or simply bleeding the system sort out this problem. I really want to buy the car, but i don't think i could face driving it everyday with such a heavy clutch! Any help would be great!
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Re: 155 Clutch Stiffness

Hi, welcome to AO, I bled the clucth on my car and it became much much lighter, It may work for you but you also run the risk that the clutch itself is simply worn out - hard one to call - any history with the car? i.e if the clutch has been done?
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Re: 155 Clutch Stiffness

The car has done 76k miles and has the first 4 out of 5 stamps, it was last serviced on 71044 miles, so i presume the cam belt needs to be done soon. It doesn't mention anything about the clutch being replaced. How light should the clutch be - i guess as light as the brake??, is it a big expensive job to change the clutch if it is worn out? and how much do you think the cam belt will cost to replace?
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It could be the original clutch... That and the belts is going to bother you for £600 if you're not careful.

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