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Hi guys,

My sister in law was driving her mazda when all off a sudden she had no clutch and nearly ran into the car in front.

She had it towed to her mazda dealer and was told she needed a whole new clutch and would cost around $700-$800 to fix.

She asked me if I could go and take a look and in 2 seconds I found this.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/04/ube2a7en.jpg[/img

The car has broken its clutch release lever at the weld and I bought one and will install for her for $80.

Cheers.

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The car has broken its clutch release lever at the weld and I bought one and will install for her for $80.

Cheers.

That is a serious flaw, how old is the car and was the part badly corroded?

Cheers

Paikea

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It's not just dealerships, 9/10 people are happy rip ya a new one if they're going to profit.

I'm pissed off atm because I went to the dentist 6 months ago complaining of a pain in my tooth, he xrayed it and "it looks ok".

Last 3 days same tooth is killing me, if I walk and he tells me I need a root canal there will be a massacre.

If it's to good to be true, it usually is...

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The car has broken its clutch release lever at the weld and I bought one and will install for her for $80.

Cheers.

That is a serious flaw, how old is the car and was the part badly corroded?

Cheers

Paikea

It,s 6 years old, and yes it had surface rust where the weld sheard of.

The flaw is more common than you think mate.

There's alot of torque transfered through the weld combined with poor quality materials and welding techniques.

I've seen it happen on various makes and models including to me once and 99.9% of the time it's either a bad slave cylinder, master cylinder or realease lever.

I highly recommend people learn to drive without a clutch also I practice it atleast weakly.

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It,s 6 years old, and yes it had surface rust where the weld sheard of.

The flaw is more common than you think mate.

There's alot of torque transfered through the weld combined with poor quality materials and welding techniques.

I've seen it happen on various makes and models including to me once and 99.9% of the time it's either a bad slave cylinder, master cylinder or realease lever.

I highly recommend people learn to drive without a clutch also I practice it atleast weakly.

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What do you mean drive without a clutch ? ? ?

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Exactly that, learn to start your engine, upshift, downshift gears without being unable to disengage the clutch.

If you have a clutch master cylinder, slave cylinder, release bearing or pressure plate finger failure your clutch disc will be permantly engaged with the flywheel in effect being unable to put your car in first gear while idling to take off.

If one of these failures happens while driving and say your in third gear and moving you will in effect have no clutch pedal.

You'll be able to shift inti neutral and thats it unless you do what i, ll explain.

It will be either on the floor or rock hard with no movement.

When it happens it will happen usually with out warning, sometimes you will notice a gradual difficulty in changing gears normally associated with fluid leakage.

Heres what to do:

When it happens shift into neutral and pull over safely and stop the car.

FORGET about the CLUTCH PEDAL it has become useless.

Shift into first gear with the engine OFF.

When traffic is clear, indicate and crank the engine.

Your car will bunny hop and start and you will be driving in first gear.

When yoy get up to speed in first you need to quickly shift into neutral and blip the enguns revs while holding steady pressure into the second gear transmission gate and as the revs drop it will slid straight in to second.

Repeat for the rest of your gears and when downshifting.

It is very important to read the traffic and plan ahead.

The will come a time when you will need to stop such as a traffic light, this is why you need to try to time all your movements and when you need to stop, try to stop on level ground or down hill as it makes starting off much easier on yourself and your starter motor.

Key points:

As you slow down shift into neutral and turn off engine once stopped.

Stop on as level ground as you can.

Plan your moves well in advance.

When changing from one gear to another in essence you are rev matching and she'll pop right in.

Use your HAZARD lights.

NOTE:

This method will not work if your clutch disc is worn out and slipping.

When it happend to me I drove from Nowra to Campbelltown with my boat in tow.

Hope this explains it.

If anyone needs to know what to look out for before a failure let me know.

Cheers.

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Well guys,

Very happy sister in law.

Found the broken part wedged under the engine bay and after a clean up, some contorsionist work from me and some welding and paint,good as new.

Will take the new one back for a full refund for a total cost of $0 to her.

Being a single mum she's happy as larry.

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