Hello. After sitting on it for a while I eventually had the car towed to the local mechanic, who'd previously said it would probably be the slave or master cylinder as you'd mentioned.
After looking at it the mechanics said the whole clutch needed to be replaced and quoted me $750 with 5 hrs of labour and $225 for the full clutch kit. They did it in a day and I got it back today. However, while the gear does change there is no pressure in the pedal and it changes easily but when the clutch is only a little pushed in, which seems very strange. Also, the odometer no longer works at all, which seems very strange to me, since there's been no trouble with that ever before.
Does this issue seem normal or does it seem that I might be being had, and if so, what can I do?
[[ My fear or guess is whether these guys have not replaced the clutch at all but just adjusted the clutch cable tension somehow which has altered the point at which the plate engages the gear. No idea though really]]
( By the way, before this trouble the car had been working fine until I left it sitting idle for maybe two weeks in weather, and then it had the trouble. Not sure if that makes a difference. )
I'll go back tomorrow to talk to the mechanics but do you have any advise please? Many thanks.
Friday, October 3rd, 2008 AT 11:09 PM