159 breakdown - clutch pedal
Last night I was driving home in my 57 plate 159SW and approaching a junction. I was in 4th gear and depressed the clutch to change down. The pedal hit the floor and I was still in 4th gear! So I had no clutch.
Very luckily there was nothing in front or behind me. So with the gear lever I put the car into neutral and came to a stop. The AA came to my rescue. They said the pushrod from the clutch master cylinder had become disconnected from the clutch pedal. They managed to reconnect it and fix it in place with some expoxy putty. The AA person thought the mechanism wasn't a great design.
Just wondered if this had happened to anyone else?
This was my first breakdown in 30 years of motoring (and just 7 months Alfa ownership). I guess I was lucky in the past. Looking back I was also very lucky that this happened with nothing in front of me as I might well have ran into it.