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So I just got my GT back after having a new engine put in, ( yes another engine long story )

And now it seems the clutch has gone , well I think so ,

Then pedal had no fell to it and dropped to the floor , but after 5 mins of pumping the cltuch the pressure came back and started to feel like a normal clutch and was able to drive for about 5-8mins and then the pedal losing all feel again ,so then managed to get it out of gear and give it another pump ,.

From what I understand this is not the clutch but a matter either the Master cylinder or the Slave cylinder losing pressure for what ever reason ,

What would you guys think ? Or is it another issue ,?
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If you can get into gear and drive normally after some pumping it sounds like a hydraulic issue rather than the clutch itself...

Which engine/gbox is it? Slave cylinder replacement is a pretty simple job on the JTDm/V6 6-speed gbox, might be worth bleeding the system first to see if that improves it at all...
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What engine do you have? If its the V6 or JTD, it could be the slave cylinder not clipped securely into its bracket, or its leaking, or maybe just air in the system.

If the release bearing popped out of the pressure plate, you'd have no clutch at all and no amount of pumping would get it working again.
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I got a 2.0 JTS petrol ,
The parts codt aren't that bad , but labour tends to the issue as it can get pricey or is it a simple job to replace either ?
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Could be a damaged concentric slave cylinder, unfortunately it is inside the bellhousing and requires the gearbox to be removed to be inspected.
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That just sounds like to me ,
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Yea it's a fair bit of labour, probably best part of 250-300... Might as well replace the clutch while it's taken apart as the job is 90% done at that point...


I believe you ought to be able to re-bleed the system without too much disassembly (labour), that'd be my first attempt to see if that improves pedal feel!
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You say "Just got your car back after new engine" you mean you literally picked the car up and had this clutch issue? if so, straight back to whoever fitted the engine as its probably something they have or haven't done !
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Well once I got it back it was parked up , drove it that weekend, then the following weekend this issue happened,

I had it towed last night back to the garage , the AA guy checked it over and said it seems to be the slave cylinder,

Mechainc is going to check it over today and let me know,

Fingers crossed it's not a big issue
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