Failed clutch where do I stand?

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  • October 6, 2017 at 12:22 pm #82

    About a year ago my clutch failed one day. Mechanic came up and advised it was from a leak but couldn’t find where. It seemed to be a very small leak so he advised rather than replace clutch to keep a check on fluid, topping up as necessary. This worked for a while but the leak seemed to get more frequent and as I need the box to be reliable I asked for a long term solution he replaced the clutch which cost £300. 1 month later the clutch has failed again, I found out at 7 am last Saturday after loading texted mechanic and he promised to come out. He has access to the keys so can come when suits him. Reminded him on Wednesday and he said it would be definetly be sorted. Now it’s Friday and it’s still not fixed. I need it for 2 events this weekend, with out it is can’t get there so entry fees lost. Where do I stand, not very happy paying for another repair when I’ve paid for it already.

    October 6, 2017 at 12:22 pm #83

    Depends what part of clutch system has failed.
    If you had a leak previously then I wouldn’t be the clutch plate, just the master or slave clutch cylinder. If the slave and it is fitted inside the gearbox then it is normal to replace the clutch plate at the same time. It could be that this was done and the master has now failed. If so then and easy and quick job to replace.
    Do you know exactly what was replaced a month ago?

    October 6, 2017 at 12:23 pm #84

    Master cylinder I believe. When I say the clutch had failed i mean that the pedal is drops as soon as you touch it

    October 6, 2017 at 12:23 pm #85

    £300 just to replace a clutch master cylinder seems very expensive. What car do you have?

    October 6, 2017 at 12:24 pm #86

    seems cheap for a clutch on a lorry. When I had mine done on my lorry it cost £800

    October 6, 2017 at 12:26 pm #88

    Clutch master cylinder is not the clutch itself though. Just the bit that pushes clutch fluid to slave cylinder to operate the clutch.
    Replacement on my last nissan cost me £35 for part and 10 minutes to fit. Lorry (7.5T) wasn’t much more.

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