Master cylinder never got replaced when it should have

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Edd78
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Master cylinder never got replaced when it should have

Post by Edd78 » Fri May 18, 2018 1:34 am

I took my car took to the garage to get the master cylinder replaced on the clutch and when I got phoned to say that may car was ready I was surprised to see the clutch pedal low down like near the floor. And when I went back in to speak to the service manager I got told that Vauxhall only wanted to replace the clutch pipe and elbow..i asked why wasn't the master cylinder not replaced as that's what I got told was wrong with the car..he says Vauxhall wanted to see how that worked first.. so I drove away from the garage as never says anything about if it was safe to drive..so anyways 10 mins when on motorway and when I tried to select a gear when slowing down I couldn't select another gear and having to keep lifting the pedal of the floor with my feet and whilst trying to engage a gear with great difficulty.


CharlieMike
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Re: Master cylinder never got replaced when it should have

Post by CharlieMike » Fri May 18, 2018 7:50 am

Sounds like they left your car in a dangerous condition. I would phone them up and give them both barrels.


Edd78
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Re: Master cylinder never got replaced when it should have

Post by Edd78 » Fri May 18, 2018 12:22 pm

Yeah that's what I'm planning on doing. and also got trading standards involved..


Crunchynut
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Astra Model: Elite 1.6 diesel 136

Re: Master cylinder never got replaced when it should have

Post by Crunchynut » Fri May 18, 2018 7:40 pm

Hi,

Sorry to hear of your problems.

Please would you confirm engine, plate (eg16) and miles.

Thanks
Elite 1.6 CDTi 136ps Hatch


Edd78
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Re: Master cylinder never got replaced when it should have

Post by Edd78 » Sat May 19, 2018 7:13 pm

Hi crunchynut
It's a 1.6 tdci on a 16 plate with 27000 miles on the clock

Regards
Edd


Ivanzu
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Re: Master cylinder never got replaced when it should have

Post by Ivanzu » Sat May 19, 2018 7:25 pm

You mean cdti?


Crunchynut
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Astra Model: Elite 1.6 diesel 136

Re: Master cylinder never got replaced when it should have

Post by Crunchynut » Sat May 19, 2018 10:28 pm

Edd78 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 7:13 pm
Hi crunchynut
It's a 1.6 tdci on a 16 plate with 27000 miles on the clock

Regards
Edd
Thanks. Snap! (well I'm at 29k miles but close). No problems so far but I'm increasingly nervous.
Elite 1.6 CDTi 136ps Hatch


Crunchynut
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Astra Model: Elite 1.6 diesel 136

Re: Master cylinder never got replaced when it should have

Post by Crunchynut » Sat May 19, 2018 10:29 pm

Were there any visible signs such as clutch fluid weaping from hoses?
Elite 1.6 CDTi 136ps Hatch


Edd78
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Re: Master cylinder never got replaced when it should have

Post by Edd78 » Mon May 21, 2018 12:50 am

Hi crunchynut hey i would be nervous tbh dont plan any long journeys until u get it checked over as I've heard this is a common fault ..and never noticed any fluid leaks


Thesis
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Astra Model: Astra K SRi - 1.6 CDTi
Astra Colour: Meteorite Grey

Re: Master cylinder never got replaced when it should have

Post by Thesis » Wed May 23, 2018 10:53 am

I had exactly the same issue you mention.
I took mine in and they identified it as the master cylinder. They changed it and 2 days later i had the same problem (clutch stuck to floor).

Turned out it was also the Slave Cylinder. All in all a week without the car but not had the problem since.

Strange though as mine was at 27000 miles when mine went, same engine too. 1.6 CDTI

Edit: everything covered under warranty.
Astra K SRi - 1.6 CDTi


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