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    Unhappy help!!! gears playing up, imposssible to change!!!!

    hello, this is my first post and unfortunatly its not a happy 1!

    theres something wrong with my gears/clutch?
    sumtimes when i goto change gear the stick just wont move.. if i pump the cluctch a few times it then moves as normal, any1 have any idears whats wrong?

    and my other problem is that my engins got a habbit of cutting out when i break , its done it 5 or 6 times in 2 weeks, it did it the other night at the worse time, was on a bit of a mission down the dual carrige way bombing along at 110 aprox but i needed to break and when i did my engine stalled??? i was a lil bit worried lol but had to turn ignition off and back on again whilst doin 90! not nice? any help would be appreiated, thanks.

    mk4 1.8 sport if thats any help?
    now on my 7th vaux and its a van baby!!!

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    clutch master cylinder sounds like it need attention.

    You should not be doing 110 - get a grip on safety and slow down -
    You should never turn the key of and on when inmotion, what if the steering lock came on ??
    crash and burn.

    My advice get the car serviced....and slow down.

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    Welcome to the site.

    As Coo says, sounds like your clutch master cylinder is leaking fluide back through. I is usually caused by holding the clutch down for long periods instead of sticking the car in neutral. I had the same problem and I changed the fluid as well as my driving style (using neutral at junctions etc) and it has been fine since.

    The cutting out issue is a strange one, could be the coolant temperature sensor. Any mods to the car? If you have to turn your ignition on and off while moving, just make sure you only turn it one click, else the lock will come on as Coo says.
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    could it be the gear linkage?
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    I would not have thought so...
    if you can select gears, stationary without using clutch, then its not the linkage.

    You say it works pumping the pedal
    - that's re-pressurising the system allowing it to work.

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    dont mean to sound stupid but can i check the fluid levels? or top it up ect?
    now on my 7th vaux and its a van baby!!!

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    well what a shit day!!! just had my car looked at as its pissing break fluis out of the bottom, turns out i need a new slave which means dropping the clutch out, but todo this they have goto take out the front bit of the subframe!!!! oh bloody joy!! from what i can make out im looking at about 350-400 quid? does this sound about right? not having a good day!!!!
    now on my 7th vaux and its a van baby!!!

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    Sounds about the rite sort of money, yes you've got to drop the front subframe to remove the box so not the quickest of jobs unfortunately
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    shes booked in for friday at my usal garage, they say its a 5 hour job, im sure i read on here that vauxhall said it was a 7, sounds about rite, robbing bast**ds. been recomended to put a new clutch in at the same time is that right? if it is how good are these fast road clutchs ect? worth spending the extra????
    now on my 7th vaux and its a van baby!!!

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    Shame, I've got 2 brand new slave cylinders for your gearbox lying around. They cost over £100 new would you believe.
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