Clutch Problems 2005 156 JTD 1.9
I purchased a 156 that had a slipping clutch so after a few hundred miles decided to book it into a local garage to have it replaced.
I bought a Valeo kit from Euro and gave it to the garage to fit. The first clutch was fitted and it was very hard to get into gear then the release bearing was squealing when coasting so i took it straight back to the same garage that fit the kit. They said the bearing had failed and charged me labour to remove the clutch for which i had to get an exchange from Euro for another one.
They then fit the second clutch kit which they charged me labour for again, this time it was easier to get into gear and did not squeak so i thought my problems were solved until the clutch pedal got stuck to the floor!
After realising the slave cylinder was leaking the garage fitted a new slave and bleed the clutch, so my car worked for another 30 miles before it happened again.
Now when the clutch pedal is at the floor if you raise it with your foot it is extremely hard to push down again and i cannot engage any gear!
Now the garage wants to charge me another labour charge to remove the clutch as now they said the release bearing which is a one time fit has failed and has not engaged with the clutch plate!
I refused to pay the labour as its there fitting error but they refuse to take responsibility and state its a faulty part.
This is now the second Valeo clutch kit this garage have installed on my car so i find it hard to believe its a faulty part.
Does anyone have any advice about what i can do in this situation as i have paid a fortune in labour and still don't have a working car.
Thanks in advance.