I have a bad feeling that my slave cylinder has let go. Pressed the clutch in and it did not come back up. At first i thought it was the usual broken pedal until i got in the foot-well and saw everything still connected.
The clutch pedal could be pulled back to its usual position easily. After a few pushes in and out i noticed fluid coming from the gearbox area. Im no stranger around an engine bay but have never had a hydraulic clutch issue so correct me if im wrong, the slave cylinder is in/on the gearbox and actually actuates the clutch, the master cylinder is mounted at the pedal. so fluid coming fro the gearbox side would indicate a knackered slave cylinder right?
Looking under the bonnet there are definite signs of a hydraulic system letting go as there are splashes up and around the air box area. My clutch has started to slip and i was looking to replace it, just not in January.
I haven't jacked the car up to take a closer look yet as the puddle of fluid on the drive suggests its pretty catastrophic and cant be fixed with a few spanners.
assuming it is the slave cylinder which is a gearbox out job, how much am i looking for a new clutch and cylinder. Its all standard stuff and I've got a figure of at least £500 in my head. sound reasonable?