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Diamond Ric T

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Alfa 147 Clutch losing pressure
« on: February 22, 2020, 05:58:06 PM »
Good day forum members. When I bought my ALFA 147 three years ago, it had a problem. The clutch pedal went straight to the floor and only returned because of the spring behind the dash. That is how I got it. That afternoon I slowly worked the pedal back and forth for about 10 minutes. Bingo! - it came to life. The car has served me well since then. Yesterday the same thing happened - and I fixed it in the same way. There is no leaking fluid. Is there any reader who could suggest what is going on here. I - especially - would like to know. Regards, Ric T.
ALFA 166 3.0 V6 2001
ALFA 156 2.0 TS Manual wagon 2001
ALFA 156 2.0 TS Manual sedan 2002
ALFA 147 2.0 TS Manual 5 door hatch 2003

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Re: Alfa 147 Clutch losing pressure
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2020, 11:08:17 PM »
I would say you are getting air in the system somehow, either through the Master or Slave Cylinder.

Is the fluid in brake fluid reservoir staying at a constant level? (Indicating a leak somewhere)

Is there any brake fluid dripping from under the Gearbox housing? (Indicating a leaking Slave Cylinder, but only if it's a bad leak)
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