First it was the clutch cable, now it's worse!

1994 Nissan Sentra, 173,000 miles, 1.6.

I went through two clutch cables in 11 months. They both broke on the end that slips into the clutch pedal assembly. They said the pressure plate was too stiff. I recently noticed the clutch feel loose and I had to press all the way to the floor to get it to shift. Then something snapped, but I checked and the cable is fine. But the arm on the side of the transmission clutch housing (whatever you call it) is now loose and a little wobbly. Before it was impossible to move by hand. I was told that it would cost $700 minimum to repair which includes a new clutch kit.

I've driven it twice now without a clutch (not fun). If I'm not grinding gears doing this, is it okay short term for close distance driving? Once it's moving, I can shift with no real problems.

Is this an easy fix (like a small pin that broke, etc.) Or am I stuck with just paying $700 to get it fixed?
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Sunday, February 25th, 2007 AT 9:56 PM

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Depends on what broke. Could be the fork or the pivot if the cable is good. Sounds like you might have needed a clutch to begin with, really cant tell until it is torn down. Dont condone driving without the clutch, could do damage to the inside of the trans which will only cost more down the road
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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 7:08 AM

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