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Greg Szczygiel
Greg Szczygiel, UK Car Mechanic
Category: Car
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Experience:  Vehicle technician and electrician currently working in reputable independent garage in UK. Fully acredited ATA diagnostic technician.
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I have a citroen xsara picasso 2.0 has had a new clutch

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I have a citroen xsara picasso 2.0 has had a new clutch fitted 1500 miles ago, the slave cylinder started to leak so i replaced it and bled the system. the clutch works fine 4-5 miles and then the clutch pedal hits the floor when depressed (which isnt fun being stuck in gear)...i can re bleed the system and again will work fine then i get the sudden loss (pedal hits the floor) again? i have replaced the master cylinder bled the system and still have the same problem after a few miles...there are no leaks on the hydraulic system..i am puzzled i have never come across this problem before?..any advise would be welcome...thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Greg Szczygiel replied 2 years ago.
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Assuming the parts fitted are with no fault this can happen if slave cylinder travel is excessive when clutch pedal is pressed, if the clutch release mechanism is faulty, clutch fork is bend or even if clutch/flywheel is faulty.
It may allow some air into the system.
My advice is to inspect the slave when pedal is pressed and see if it doesn't come out too much.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you help...i will go and re check all connections and the travel on the slave cylinder...cheers

Expert:  Greg Szczygiel replied 2 years ago.
One more thing,
Have a look if after another clutch failure, when you bleed the system are there any bubbles of air coming out from bleed screw at the slave cylinder.

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