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Hi All

New to the site, but hoping to catch up fast......

Whilst driving my 1999 Viggen Cab along the motorway I went to change gear and my clutch pedal just went flat to the floor with no effort at all and stayed there! I managed to pull over onto the hard shoulder and the RAC man that had a look at my car spotted that the bleed nipple assembly that sits outside of the bell-housing was loose and said he believed the issue to be something loose relating to the slave cylinder so I was towed home.

Thoughts so far for root cause of problem are:

1) linkage between pedal and master cylinder broken - pedal just moving independently of anything else.
2) Seals in master cylinder gone - didn't see any fluid on the floor under the car.
3) Issue with Slave cylinder inside bell-housing

Anyone out there got any other suggestions for root causes or order of investigation to fix the fault. I do know that checking or changing the slave cylinder is a gearbox off job - so hoping it isn't this..

Any help gratefully received.......

Cheers

TonyB
 

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Welcome to SS.

rebleed clutch,if it still goes to the floor either master or slave at fault.be surprised if it's the linkage to the cylinder from the pedal..
 

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Hi - thanks for the welcome and reply - much appreciated.

I've got a pressure bleed kit so will use that to bleed system and see if any air comes out.

I will add to the post details of progress made.....
 

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If you hadn't mentioned slave cylinders etc, I would have assumed you had a cable operated clutch and the cable had snapped, given that the Cavalier Mk3 that your car is based on also had a cable.
 

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Sadly not, as I am sure this would have been a much easier fix. If it is the slave cylinder I know this is a gearbox off job to replace. I have "fond" memories of spending a conisderable amount of time changing the gearbox on a 9-5 I owned a while back. Unbelievable how much had to be removed to get the gearbox out!!
 
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