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Hi all!!!
I was driving back home last night and my clutch pedal went floppy all of a sudden! and would not come up as usual, I pulled over as i could not get it into gear and pulled the pedal back up with my hand but there were no tension in this?.
I am assuming that I need a new clutch cable? if this is the case are there mobile mechanics that fix this kind of thing? is it a big job? is it expensive!! Help!!
 

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I don't think there's a cable - hydraulic clutch. Check that the clutch pedal is still connected to the master cylinder, a little pin might have fallen out.
 

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There isn't a cable.

Also check the top of the gearbox. It is possible that there will be a puddle of fluid.

If there is then you need a new slave cylinder. A garage should charge £100 tops for this including fitting as it is an easy job.
 

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sounds like the diaphram in the either the slave or master (forget which) has gone, or the release bearing is stuck.

either way, its hydraulic not not cable, and a mobile mechanic wont touch it.
 

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The clip that secures the push rod from the master cylinder on to the clutch pedal will have broken. There was a recall to replace the clip. Stick your head down in the drivers footwell, you'll see the problem. Just get a split pin to replace the broken clip - shouldn't cost more than a few pence to fix.
 

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there is not a cable but inside the car where the clutch pedal goes through the bulkhead is a clip on joint. they have a small "c" type clip and thaes pop off. happened to my tspark before christmas. Easy cheap fix for a change.
 

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Hi All
Thanks for the advice, yes! it was the clip that had gone, I drove the car to our local garage without a clutch, luckily it was only a mile away and in one straight direction. He fixed it within a couple of seconds and for free!
Thanks Grange moor garage, now I have it booked it with them for a full body polish as they are specialist in that department. Great!!!!
 

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I have had that happen twice to me on my 147 GTA. As you know the fix is easy but a secondary problem that it caused it that the cruise control would not work. It turns out that there is a White switch that dissengages the cruise control when you press the pedal. You can fix it easily by pulling the central plungerback out a bit. If you need a pic just let me know and I'll get one posted for you.
 

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I have had that happen twice to me on my 147 GTA. As you know the fix is easy but a secondary problem that it caused it that the cruise control would not work. It turns out that there is a White switch that dissengages the cruise control when you press the pedal. You can fix it easily by pulling the central plungerback out a bit. If you need a pic just let me know and I'll get one posted for you.

Thanks for the info spurgeon! I did not know that it disengages the cruise control? not that i use it but!, a pic would great.
I think i will keep a spare clip in the car just in case it happens again.

Many Thanks
 

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Glad to know it was just the clip. Contrary to previous advice ther are some mobile mechanics (well at least one!) who would sort out clutch hydraulic problems. Not all of them know alfas though.
 

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Glad to know it was just the clip. Contrary to previous advice ther are some mobile mechanics (well at least one!) who would sort out clutch hydraulic problems. Not all of them know alfas though.
you are one of the very few:lol:
 

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Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I had this happen to me tonight. AA man came out and knew what it was right away and sure enough, the clip had broken. Problem is, he couldn't find the spacer in the footwell. Anyone know where I could get my hands on one?

Thanks
 

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I now carry a pack of split pins :)
 

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Thanks for the replies so far.

Yup, checked down the back of the footrest and it was nowhere to be seen! If I can't find it, is there anything I can use in its place?
 

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I've got a 147 gta and something similar happened to me tonight. Started the engine and then as I depressed the clutch it went limp and hit the backwall. I tried to check the pins as mentioned above but it all seems to be ok. I've taken a pic but can't seem to upload it.
the hydrologic part is attached and moves in and out all seems to be linked.....

Anyone got any pics or other things to check before I call the mechanic tomorrow?
 
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