On Alfa number 15
AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Does the noise actually come from the pedal area, or is it a constant noise from the gearbox area when the pedal is pressed?
There isn't a clutch servo but there is a master cylinder, which can make a small amount of noise as the pedal is pressed. If it is bad a new master cylinder may be required. If I remember correctly they are appox £70 + fitting.
If the noise is a constant one with the clutch pedal down from the gearbox area it will be the release bearing. Replacing that involves the gearbox coming off and a new clutch fitting.
Release bearings tend to fail sooner on lower mileage cars that spend most of their time in traffic with the clutch down.
Also one other thing to bear in mind on a low miler is the cambelt. It needs doing every 3 years or 36,000 miles whichever comes first. This is because the belt can deteriorate due to age as well as mileage.
You will never be cool driving a Vauxhall.