Hoping to tap into the forum's infinite wisdom with regard to a clutch problem on my 147 JTD...
I had my clutch & DMF replaced this week after suddenly being unable to change gear whilst driving (only by rev-matching, with some nasty crunching, did I manage to limp into a side road and wait for a tow to the nearest garage).
Clutch felt much lighter afterwards, and I drove 40 miles back from the garage no problem. Later in the day, after the car had sat on the driveway for a few hours, the problem recurred - clutch won't disengage when the pedal is pressed, and I can't select 1st when the engine is running.
Reading some advice in another thread
, I suspected the problem might lie with the slave cylinder - knackered seals letting in air - so I whipped out the battery box and bled the clutch
a little. Didn't see any air bubbles but the fluid was quite dirty. The slave seemed to be actuating OK though, giving 6-7cm of travel (at a guess), and there was no sign of any fluid leakage.
After re-assembling, the clutch action improved a little to begin with, but after a few gear changes it was useless again.
a) Is the slave cylinder knackered, despite the fact that it seems to be actuating OK?
b) Could the master cylinder be to blame?
c) have I wasted several hundred quid on a clutch replacement for a relatively simple problem with the hydraulics? (147 has done 75k miles on the original clutch)
Would appreciate any advice!