Im no expert but this doesn't sound good. Keep us updated.
IMO its why the clutch is so numb in these cars. I told my gf when I was (trying) to teach her to drive standard in my v that if she could learn on that she could drive pretty much any standard car, just because its kind of difficult without being able to feel the clutch take up.Welcome Dale! I didn't know the versa doesn't have a clutch cable.
No issues with the clutch prior to this. The dealer service rep tells me the throwout bearing and slave are an integral unit which would explain the complete and sudden failure. I was just curious to see if anyone else had a similar experience.OP: Had you noticed any clutch slippage before? It sounds like it might be screwed.. maybe the throwout bearing?
The service adviser indicated if it was a slave cylinder failure it would be covered but if anything else failed it would likely not be covered. My issue now, of course, is if the slave failed, will they replace the clutch disc as a warranty item as well? The disc will certainly be contaminated and will have to be replaced...Did they say anything about it being covered under warranty?
True, I'd buy it and have them install it. Shouldn't be too much for a replacement clutch.By the time they get to the clutch they'll have the transmission out and might as well replace the clutch disc. They likely wouldn't even charge labor on it at that point. The clutch was fine and had given me no reason to think I was going to replace it any time soon. I don't abuse clutches and have had them last 200,000km and more. No reason to think this one wouldn't have done the same.
No idea, other than it's made of plastic. Dumbest idea ever...make something that's impossible to change out of a material that's far more prone to fail than...oh...I don't know...steel???Any idea of what caused the slave to go bad? My V is manual as well.
Hey did you get it fixed? My clutch gave out on the highway. Had it towed to shop. There is clutch fluid leaking. Shop said it was most likely slave cylinder issue. Told me it was located in the bell housing and needs to be taken apart. They want close to $1000. Car is 09 bare bones with 70K miles.Bumping this one back from the depths. The dealer did replace the slave under warranty and told me they inspected the clutch disc and it had not been contaminated and was not worn so they re-installed it.
Fast forward 18 months and the slave has again blown out. This time the extended warranty has expired and the other part is off the 1yr/20,000km warranty. Replacing it is an engine-out process. Lucky me! Good thing I have a couple of old Volvos that can be fixed when something goes wrong...