Alfa GT 1.9 JTDM Clutch Problem!
I'm hoping someone can help a concerned/panicked new member!
I'm on my second Alfa, I had a 1.6 147 from March 2007 to Dec 2010 and I now have a GT 1.9 JTDM which I picked up in March 2011. She's been well behaved so far, until now...
I was driving myself home on Sunday night, was nearly home, turned into a road in 2nd gear, attempted to move into 3rd and could not do so. I pulled over, thinking it was the car mat which has a tendency to get in the way, but with the engine running I could not fully depress my clutch in order to put her into 1st.
I turned the car off, left it for a minute or two, tried again, managed to get her into 1st and get myself home. However I had the same issues outside my house trying to get her into the driveway.
I spoke to a some Alfa garages/specialists the past couple of days. Answers range from new clutch kit, master cylinder, slave cylinder, release bearing, clutch fluid, flywheel.
Last night, when switched off, I could move the gears through the gearbox, but I could not do so when she was wtiched on. There is some sort of "resistance" when I try to push the clutch down, and I can't get it to go all the way. At the furthest point it goes, if I try to put the car into gear, no can do!
I have read some other threads, and seen the various opinions. I should point out that I felt the clutch was heavy when I test drove the car, compared to my 147, but not especially when compared with the other GT I test drove. She's done just short of 55,000 miles and
until Sunday night, I had no niggly issues with the clutch or gearbox at all.