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Spider 2.0TS 2002 - Noise when pressing or releasing the clutch

"Funny" noise was found from my Alfa Spider 2002 TS when leaking clutch master cylinder was replaced. You don't hear the noise inside the car even when top down, but quite easy to spot if bonnet is up and someone else is pressing the pedal.

Noise occurs when clutch pedal is pressed all the way down and also when releasing. I took the following video as it's always difficult to explain how it sounds

https://www.dropbox.com/s/j6tdo6b7sf..._0813.mp4?dl=0

Driving the car feels good and clutch works well. But I'm bit worried where the noise comes from and if it's gonna leave me to the side of the street. I'm pretty sure it's not the master cylinder, but really the clutch assembly itself.

Any ideas what could be causing this? I'm wondering should I have the clutch disassembled immediately or this is a known feature.

All comments very much appreciated!

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It sounds like a problem with the diaphragm spring or release bearing or most likely both. New clutch needed I would say
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New clutch required, it's the release bearing, mine was exactly the same, it won't go straight away, well mine didn't anyway, it just got very noisey. New clutch fitted and no more noise every time the pedal is pushed.
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Thanks for your expertise! Sounds like a trip to my local Alfa garage. I think won't improve too much just by driving

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have noticed anything without the master cylinder leak as it's not really noticeable from inside. But now when I know about it, would be stupid to ignore it.

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Your welcome, everyone is very helpfull on the forum and I've leant so much since joining 6 years ago. Get the garage to check your slave cylinder while they are changing the clutch, it's not much extra and then you'll have replaced everything that makes the clutch nice and smooth.
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TS slave cylinder is a gearbox-out to change anyway, so have it changed even if it looks OK.

Also check the flexi-hose that supplies the slave as these crack over time and have tendency to split when the new slave is in and there is more pressure on the fluid.
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Slave is on top of gearbox on the 916
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