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Old 14-07-2006   #1
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Leaking break fluid related to clutch biting point?

Marea Weekend 1.9JTD 2001

I've noticed that brake fluid level is getting lower all the time. So I've asked the mechanic and got the "pads are settling down" reply. So I topped the container but after 2-3 months, I got the 'low brake fluid light' again, so I topped it again.
So I presume that this is not normal and there is a leak somewhere.

Main break cylinder is dry as I can see. Where else can I look?

And I've noticed another interessting thing. During those 2-3 months, clutch biting point was getting lower all the time. I've noticed that because generally, I like the clutch to bite low, and I was annoyed that it was very high. And when I topped the brake fluid yesterday, after a few kms, clutch bitting point is now back to high again. I mean, it is WAY UP, almost to the high point.

How could those 2 things be related?

Thank you.
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Re: Leaking break fluid related to clutch biting point?

You have a hydraulic clutch and both the brakes and clutch share the same fluid reservoir.
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Re: Leaking break fluid related to clutch biting point?

Just changed on, cost me about 20 quid from my local supplier (40 from Fiat dealer).

Is located on top of gearbox. Look under front near side wheel for any leakages. Depending on engine/ model depends how much you have to strip to get to the damn thing. once you get there it's only a 10 min job to change and bleed.
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