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Clutch woes

Hello folks, newbie on here so be nice!

Bought myself an 05 plate 1.9 JTD 7 months ago straight after a test drive and instantly fell in love with it! Despite this had a few niggles:

- Replaced clutch slave cylinder after 4 months
- New turbo hose after 5 months
- Cruise control failure after 6 months

Overall delighted with the car but happy I managed to negotiate an extension on the warranty from 3 months to a year!

Onto my point in question, driving into work this morn the clutch pedal sprung up straight after changing gear. Depressing it, there is no resistance all the way to the floor. I instantly thought master cylinder but after reading a few posts on here could it just be the retaining pin that has gone? Despite having half a tank of diesel, the low fuel warning light flashed up as well, is this connected?

Thanks in advance for your help
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Sounds like the pin has indeed fallen off, have a look at the image below

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The rod on the master cylinder is held in place by washer(s) 8 and the pin 9, there's every chance the pin has flown off along with the washer(s) and the master cylinder rod is now swinging loose.

The washer and pin could be behind the footrest if you can't find them in the footwell. It's easy enough to put it back together. There's a modified pin available, part No. 82455967.

As the clutch pedal is now free to travel higher, the plate (arrowed) that presses a white switch for the cruise control will now have pressed the pin on the switch further into the body. You may well find that your cruise control doesn't work once you've repaired the clutch pin, as the plate no longer reaches the switch pin.

This pin is self-adjusting, if you can hold the clutch pedal out of the way you can pull it out with long-nose pliers, it'll self-adjust when you release the clutch. If you're having difficulty doing it in place the switch can be removed, it's on a kind of bayonet fixing, a quarter turn will release it.

As for the fuel light issue, dunno about that one, what does the guage read?

All the best


Loose - not close, compact, or tight in structure or arrangement
Lose - to part with or come to be without, as through theft, accident, negligence, etc.

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Thanks for the prompt and helpful response, had a check and it is indeed the pin that has fallen off. Should be a straight forward repair.

Regarding the fuel warning message, the gauge was also showing empty which I can't understand
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