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1997 alfa romeo spider 916 - clutch pedal has gone soft /

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1997 alfa romeo spider 916 - clutch pedal has gone soft / not working just flops to the floor? Help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hello
the first thing to do is bleed the clutch hydraulics and ensure that you replenish the all fluid in the system and get any trapped air out

I favour having a clear hose from the nipple to a jar 1/2 full of old fluid and with the nipple closed your assistant pushes the pedal up and down a few times, then holds it down whilst you then crack open the nipple and close it again whilst fluid is still flowing.
If this doesn't help then I'd consider replacing the master cylinder

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry too late. The car has already been recovered to the garage now.

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