Removal of clutch slave cylinder of Fiat Punto

1 Remove the battery and battery tray.
2 To minimise hydraulic fluid loss, remove the brake master cylinder reservoir filler cap, then tighten it down onto a piece of polythene to obtain an airtight seal.
3 Place absorbent rags around the slave cylinder, and be prepared for hydraulic fluid loss.
4 Extract the retaining clip and disconnect the hydraulic hose from the slave cylinder.
5 Unscrew the slave cylinder mounting bolts, release the cylinder pushrod from the release arm on the transmission, then remove the unit from the engine compartment (see illustration).



Clutch slave cylinder retaining bolts (arrowed)


6 It is not possible to obtain an overhaul kit from Fiat, however some motor factors may be able to supply one. Follow the instructions with the repair kit if obtained.

Refitting the clutch slave cylinder of Fiat Punto

7 Refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure, but bleed the clutch hydraulic on completion.