I removed the master cylinder today and it seems in good working order and is not fitted with a return spring or valve.
This fault only occurs when the engine is hot ie after a run so do you have any other suggestions as to why the pedal is sticking down?
Hello again Matt,
I do not understand how the clutch can " grab " the slave cylinder as it is an external one and not a concentric one. Can you explain this?
The clutch pedal appears perfect and extremely rigid.
I have examined the slave cylinder ( which does have a spring) and found the the piston can stick in the pedal down position so have ordered a new one to fit hoping this is the cause of the problem.
However it would have to offer a lot of resistance to the clutch springs for this theory to be correct and I still do not understand why the fault only occurs when engine is hot.
When I first contacted JustAnswer I was hoping to talk to an expert who had experienced or heard of this particular Fiat Panda problem before and would still appreciate your input if possible.
Sorry for the delay but I only received and fitted the slave cylinder yesterday and still have the many bits removed for access to put back!
Please bear with me a little longer as I would like to see if this works before rating your service because I may have further questions. Rest assured I will give OK or above.
My son tells me the car is now fine so the slave cylinder appears to have been the problem.The Haynes book showed the tightening torque for the slave cylinder securing bolts as a mere 4 lbft but Haynes said this was correct when I contacted them so I used this figure and fitted them with "nutlock". Maybe the original cylinder bolts had been overtightened and distorting the unit, they certainly were quite tight to remove.
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