General Softness Of Clutch On Fiat Punto Mk1 Only

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General Softness Of Clutch On Fiat Punto Mk1 Only

salmanansari

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1998 Fiat Punto Mk1 1.2 60s Black

hey ppl hope were all gd, jst got a quick question for owners of fiat punto's mk1 only pls. my clutch is really hard and was jst wondering is tht a sign tht needs a new 1 or do they vary? i have had it for almost 4yrs now and its alway been a little hard whilst a m8s is slightly softer.
 

alfa_v6

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Hard clutch generally means a worn release bearing. Work the clutch a few times and listen for a click/knock from the gearbox. If present I'd go looking for a new clutch or it'll most probably give on you when your 200 miles from home!
 

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alfa_v6 said:
Hard clutch generally means a worn release bearing. Work the clutch a few times and listen for a click/knock from the gearbox. If present I'd go looking for a new clutch or it'll most probably give on you when your 200 miles from home!


:yeahthat: i have got that exact problem with mine and this mechaninc told me just to drive untill it goes could either take a long while or short you never know
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im just driving tho. been runnin ok for half a year allready
 

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Well it could last for years but it might not! I'd personally like to change it so i know it wont go on me and leave me stranded in the middle of no where! Good Luck tho could maybe start taking bets on how long it'll last!
 

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hmm. Does it happen when the engines running and the brake pedals depressed? If so could be a faulty servo.
 

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hmm. Does it happen when the engines running and the brake pedals depressed? If so could be a faulty servo. Or possibly just air in the system?
 
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not its jst generally a harder clutch. but dnt 4get ppl im jst comparin it to 1 other punto i dnt knw if wat i think is hard mite jst b normal for fiats!
 
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fiatpuntosx said:
Mine is alot harder than the other cars in our household - but i've always put it down to it having a hydraulic clutch and being a fiat.

Matt

Shouldn't make any difference hydraulic or mechanical, diaphragm clutches do often 'harden' with age I broke the linkage on one of my Lancias 'cos the clutch had got so hard it does put a lot more strain on the system & punto clutch slave cylinders arn't renown for durability.
 
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