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« on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 20:59:14 »

OK,
Mrs driving to work.
Clutch pedal goes heavy.
Can't select gears, hard to get out of neutral.
With engine off can select gears.
Start car with clutch pedal down (a bit lighter now) and the clutch is disengaged (car not moving/bighting). Stiff to shift out of gear, can't put back into gear as before.

So I'm guessing
  - Simple clutch gone (yay)
  - cylinder issue (probably yay)
  - fluid leak (not checked levels)
  - something gearbox related (synchro) - chchicng (bugger).

Give me hope, could this be some sort of clutch issue still. Was expecting when  starting in first with clutch down to lurch forward but it didn't!
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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 21:04:28 »

Is there still power going to the flux capacitor?
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 21:06:55 »


Mrs driving to work.

I think I may have isolated the problem.
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 21:16:23 »

what would I do without the tef
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 21:42:36 »

Doubt it's the cylinders, I've just replaced both slave and master cylinder. The pedal went soft and didn't return properly. If the pedal has gone hard I would say it was clutch itself.
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 21:51:41 »

Thanks.
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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 21:58:31 »

I'd call out your recovery service (if you have one) if I were you.
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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 22:01:25 »

Yeah definitely, just want to work out whether to get it towed to Mr Clutch or a proper garage!
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« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 22:06:36 »

Yeah definitely, just want to work out whether to get it towed to Mr Clutch or a proper garage!


Take it to Optima in Bassett specialists of Alfas and Fiats, independent and will definitely not rip you off. Bills are always less than I expect.
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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 22:08:23 »

Yeah definitely, just want to work out whether to get it towed to Mr Clutch or a proper garage!

always a proper garage. The recovery fella might be able to diagnose it. You've nothing to lose. That's what I've always done then decided from there.
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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 22:12:43 »

Take it to Optima in Bassett specialists of Alfas and Fiats, independent and will definitely not rip you off. Bills are always less than I expect.


thanks
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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 22:25:02 »

We use Optima too. Nick's a very honest bloke.

Sounds hydraulic related if you can select gears with the engine off, but not when running.

Alternatively, does it have a dual mass flywheel?
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« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 22:31:33 »

don't think so, its a solid wheel not dmf from googling.

have given optima name to Mrs b.
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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 22:53:52 »

If the engine is off then nothing is spinning up and hence you don't need to disengage the clutch to change gears.

A good garage will diagnose it better than the TEF theories  Smiley
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