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    Default Help!! Broke down

    Hi i was driving today and the clutch felt light. Now it wont go into gear any ideas what it could be.
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    what is your mileage on?

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    Yep your clutch release bearing has gone. Is it leaking fluid (brake fluid), check the brake fluid reservoir and also have a look under the car.

    Only other thing is that the cable has snapped or the pedal box has broken (brackets that all the pedals mount in)
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    petrol or diesel

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    93500 1.8 petrol

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    If the engines running but the clutch is dead could rev matching allow gear change without the need for the clutch...

    Takes a bit of practive but is possible to do... No responcibility is taken if you kacker things more however...

    From another site...

    You may find yourself in the situation where your clutch cable has snapped or the fluid has drained out of your hydraulic clutch. You can't drive like that, can you? Well, actually, you can. All you need to know is described here:

    To start the car, put it into second gear, take off the handbrake and turn the ignition key. The engine will start, the car will jump forward and the engine will stall. Immediately, while the car is still moving, turn the key again. This time the engine will start and will continue to run.

    You can now drive. When you feel the car is going at the speed where you would normally change gear, rev it up slightly higher, then pull it out of gear. At the same time, ease off on the accelerator and push it into the new gear. With a bit of practice (and luck) you'll get a smooth gear change.

    Changing down gear is similar except that you don't rev up beforehand and you leave the engine longer out of gear so that it can slow down and match to the lower speed.

    When you want to bring the car to a complete stop, change down to a low gear, then brake heavily to cause the engine to stall.

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    No snapped cable or theres no fluid leaking

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    sounds like your clutch has gone

    my mates clutch went on his around 85000 miles

    his is a 2004 1.8 ls

    cost around 260 pounds

    mr clutch i believe
    Last edited by vectra ste; 23rd April 2012 at 15:35.

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    Ok thanks everyone. Ive managed to get it home, i was dreading the MOT yesterday but that passed and now the clutch has surprised me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zakstarr View Post
    No snapped cable
    I should hope not, seeing as it's a hydraulically operated clutch.

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