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Old 31-03-2005   #1
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Slipping clutch

Bloody car.. Clutch and Flywheel where replaced under warranty about 4 months ago.


It started slipping again yesterday.......
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I know the feeling, mines on its 4th clutch now.........
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I've not had to replace a clutch yet on any Punto.......well that's cursed it now seems like the clutch is a common problem that maybe Fiat should have sorted out
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the clutches they fit are cheap and rubbish, I got a valieo (sp) one and have had it for more than 20k without any sign of fault. (unlike the 3 in the first 10k of having the car when fiat fitted them).

If your not paying for them dont worry about it but as soon as you do have to pay take it elsewhere...
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Are they still covered in the third year? I'm so embarassed taking my car there... seems to be in evey other month. I'm very close to the end of the 3rd year.

Seen a Valeo kit on shop4parts, for 80 notes, but I'm sure the fitting and labour at any garage far exceeds this... twice!
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Re: Slipping clutch

ive give up trying to sort mine and live withe occasional judder on pull away and slip.
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I was driving in slow traffic on the way home from work just now, it was the worse it has ever been. Juddering like mad, constantly.. I got so annoyed with it, I booted the accelerator, and let the clutch go (slight wheelspin.. poor car ) and it seems to have stopped..

Musta cleaned up the faces of the clutch / flywheel?

More than likely come back though..
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My newest clutch was replaced under 3rd year warranty. It will go all of a sudden you know- be careful and make sure that AA cover is up-to-date
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yep i have aa cover and clucth has warranty on it still

annoying thing was my old clutch never juddered just slipped and release bearing went. when i got new one it was great felt great and no slippping then 2 months on few judders when engaging gear, and 6 months on few slips happening.

what actually casues it, hmmm guess not much point asking that as fiat dont even know or they would sort it lol
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I'm on my 4th too at 72k
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That can only be the way you all drive! A clutch should last minimum 60k miles when driven properly.

Drive it wrong and you can burn a clutch out in less than a week (although that's extreme)
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I got so annoyed with it, I booted the accelerator, and let the clutch go (slight wheelspin.. poor car ) and it seems to have stopped..

Musta cleaned up the faces of the clutch / flywheel?
Yeah, sounds like you're riding the clutch a little much.
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That can only be the way you all drive! A clutch should last minimum 60k miles when driven properly.

Drive it wrong and you can burn a clutch out in less than a week (although that's extreme)

Fair point, but wonder why 4th clutch in Punto had other cars for much longer no problem.......the way I drive hasn't changed?
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Fair point, but wonder why 4th clutch in Punto had other cars for much longer no problem.......the way I drive hasn't changed?
Cheap clutch kits? Maybe only replaced the friction plate rather than the bearings n all the rest?
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I suppose it could be the curse of the missing clutch footrest in the mk2. I really miss that from my mk1, have to be very careful not to be touching the clutch when not using it.
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