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I had a clutch replaced in my car 4 months ago

I had a clutch replaced 4 months ago and the gears are hard to shift I have to shut my car off to put it into first I had another mechanic look at it and he told me that there was alot of air that he had to bleed the line in order to get the air out that was on Wed. 4/15/09 I \picked up my car on 4/17/09 my son drove to town and on his way back he stopped at a gas station and went to start my car and he said my car would not start he had to push start it to get it home I talked to the mechanic yesterday now he is saying that it might be my master cylinder.

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  • taylorlorett Apr 19, 2009

    My slave cylinder was replaced

  • taylorlorett Apr 19, 2009

    okay

  • taylorlorett Apr 19, 2009

    When i first took my car to get the clutch replaced it was completely gone and when i picked up from the garage it was like this and now this new problem thanks

  • taylorlorett Apr 19, 2009

    Yes it was shifting hard and the clutch felt stiff and felt rough

  • taylorlorett Apr 19, 2009

    Thanks for all your input I am greatly appreciated.

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Clutch slave cylinder, yes it may be bad, sure sounds like it.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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    Mike Butler Apr 19, 2009

    Save rating until I get back to you in a minute.

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    Mike Butler Apr 19, 2009

    There is a certain way , step by step that this system needs to be bled, starting at the master cylinder. If it was not followed correctly, it can cause the symptoms your experiencing. That said, if it was done properly then yes, master cylinder may be at fault, but tell me this, was it o.k. immediately after the clutch was done? If it was, then I would suspect something else such as master cylinder was faulty. My past experience with things like this, would be to take it to a dealer, who sees these on a more regular basis than the guy down the road, and let them at least diagnose it as they were trained on these vehicles more extensively than the others & may even have run into this problem many times already & know right where to look. It may save you money in the long run. If you don't like the price, all you have to say is no, but at least you have their opinion/diagnosis, to proceed with how you decide from there.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Apr 19, 2009

    Shifted hard right from the shop after clutch replaced?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Apr 19, 2009

    If you go to (autozone.com ) and search your vehicle, and drivetrain, etc, it gives you step by step on proper procedure for doing it. Good for you to know when they explain what's going on. You may have to sign up for free , but no big deal. Good Luck, keep us posted on results .

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Apr 19, 2009

    Hope that helps, keep me posted on your progress. One thing about it, if dealer says something was done or installed wrong, it would be pretty hard for original mechanic to dispute it.

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