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GTV84

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Clutch Issue
« on: December 31, 2019, 11:04:48 AM »
Hi everyone,
I'm new to the Club, and not overly mechanically minded  :). I have a 1984 GTV 2.0. which is not in the best condition but would like to spend some effort bringing it back to acceptable presentation.  At the moment I have no clutch pressure at all: when I press the clutch pedal...goes straight to the floor.
I am in Upper Caboolture and would appreciate any guidance on where the closest recommended mechanic might be who could fix this issue. Obviously will need to get the car towed to the workshop so looking for someone on the northside if possible.

Am I correct in assuming it would need to be an Alfa specific mechanic to look at this issue?

Any guidance would be most welcome

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Re: Clutch Issue
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 03:23:16 PM »
I can reccomend APF Motors on the north side, they specialize in Alfas.

Give Angelo a call.

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Re: Clutch Issue
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2019, 05:40:07 PM »
BazzBazz would be a pretty good recommendation to
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2017 Silver Giulia Veloce
1979 Silver Alfa 116 GTV Twin Spark
1973 Red Alfa 105 2.0 GTV

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2013 Giulietta QV
2006 Black 159 2.2 J
1970 Dutch Blue Series 2 1750
1975 Blue Alfetta Sedan 1.8
1981 Piper Yellow Alfetta GTV 2000
1985 Red Alfetta GTV2.0
1989 White Alfa 164
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Re: Clutch Issue
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2020, 11:33:10 AM »
Thanks Paul and BazzBazz

Appreciate you flagging APF Motors bazzbazz....I note you're a mobile operation...happy to pay some travelling fee for you to have a look at the "tired" GTV...not sure if Caboolture is a bit of a stretch for you?
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Re: Clutch Issue
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2020, 11:59:55 AM »
Sorry, don't normally travel that far north.
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Re: Clutch Issue
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2020, 05:33:36 PM »
Hi GTV84,

Is there any fluid in the clutch master cylinder reservoir (in the engine bay)?  There are two reservoirs, the larger is for the brakes, the smaller is the clutch.

Is the clutch slave cylinder wet with clutch fluid (under the car, on the side of the gearbox)?

Alfetta's are notorious for the seals in the master or slave cylinders failing, resulting in an inability to pressurise the fluid, and therefore no pedal pressure.   

The Master cylinder may leak/bypass internally without any fluid leaking externally.   If fluid does leak externally it can go down the inside of the firewall under the carpet with no obvious leaks visible in the engine bay.  Note that clutch/brake fluid will strip paint, so if you spill it on paint, wash off with plain water immediately and don't attempt to rub it at all.

If the Slave cylinder leaks, the leak will be externally visible.

If you have fluid, but the pedal isn't actuating the slave cylinder, you may just need to bleed the system of air.

If the pedal is moving the slave cylinder, it could be that the clutch fork/lever at the gearbox is broken, or the clutch has collapsed.  The latter is highly unlikely.   

« Last Edit: January 02, 2020, 05:47:35 PM by Beatle »
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Re: Clutch Issue
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2020, 05:03:14 PM »
Sorry I haven't replied earlier Beatle...just returned home so will be looking at the GTV tomorrow morning.
I note your suggestions and will have a good look and let you know

Thanks again

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Re: Clutch Issue
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2020, 11:42:56 PM »
Hey mate,

Aussie Brake and Clutch in Caboolture are experts in clutches - as the name suggests. I have an '84 Alfa Giulietta, and while I prefer to have all my work done by Alfa specialists, it's not always possible. Aussie Brake and Clutch rebuilt my callipers, master cylinder and booster on the giulietta and did a really good job. Give them a call if you want to get the job done locally. I live in Maleny but work in Caboolture. Cheers, Brent