I've just taken my '96 Spider out of winter storage and the clutch pedal now offers no resistance when depressed and remains on the floor - it does however feel to have a slight spring to it as when you physically pull it back up it remains where it should be
What are the likely causes? Well I've read a few threads on here but none the wiser really - slave cylinder, master cylinder, air locks etc have all been mentioned
So first off, what can I do to check it myself given I am no great mechanic before I have it towed to be fixed at the garage at great expense?
For instance how (and where) would I check if there is fluid in the system and no airlocks? One post suggested it used the same fluid as the brake system (which I find hard to believe but it's an Alfa so who knows
Also, if it turns out to be the slave or master cylinder, how difficult are these to replace? For that read how much money am I talking in terms of a repair bill?
I should mention that the lock up garage where it was stored had no heating, so is it possible that the rubber on one of the seals somewhere could have contracted with the cold allowing the fluid to escape from somewhere rather than an out and out failure of the part?
Ruddy Alfa's!!! I had been looking forward to getting it out of storage and going out in it this last weekend with the roof down