clutch problem. ?

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    clutch problem. ?

    i have a 60 reg 9.3 1.9 tid. when I put my foot on the clutch and depress it slowly, I get a bit of a noise. when I continue to the floor it goes away. everything running perfectly, but frightened if its the clutch. if I need a new dmf , clutch and slave cylinder, what price can I expect to pay. thx. joe.

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    Re: clutch problem. ?

    If you get a very distinctive rattle when depressing the clutch, that is most likely the slave cylinder.

    You don't say how many miles you have on the clock, but, I had to have the DMF/Clutch and slave cylinder replaced on my own car at just 30 odd k miles a couple of years back. The slave cylinder was absolutely toast and the DMF just had far too much play in it. In any case, I hope you've got deep pockets because it isn't a cheap job if you end up having the whole lot replaced. I got mine done for £660, that was £300 for all genuine GM parts from Saabtech, plus £365 labour that a Saab specialist charged me to do the swap. Trust me, that was a cheap job all in, lots of folks have paid more than double that. The job takes just about all day, front subframe drop. For a garage, it means losing a hi lift ramp all day. Unless you're super experienced, this is not a job you want to tackle yourself.

    Depending on just how bad it is, if you do end up getting the job done, don't forget to replace both drive shaft seals at the same time. They're about six quid a piece. Basically, if you bought all genuine GM stuff at today's prices, it's about £370 just for the parts.

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    Re: clutch problem. ?

    To be on the safe side I took car into a specialist clutch garage. They have been doing clutches for 40 years. he did a test, and recommended I change all clutch including slave cylinder. Cost 625 + vat. total 750. The car has done 75000.miles. thanks. joe.

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    Often a noise when you first put pressure on the clutch is the clutch release bearing going out. Still, it means a total clutch job to fix it. Watch your clutch technique when you get it back, though. If you are the type that doesn't take your foot completely off the clutch between shifts, it'll happen again in another 75,000 miles. A clutch should last twice that long.

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