I have a 2002 GTS that I bought in 2003 with 6,500 miles on it. I've driven it daily for the last two years (since my divorce) and am pushing 50,000 miles on it. I know the car like the back of my hand, I'm saying that because I'm hoping it will help narrow the diagnosis that I'm hoping someone can give me.
Over the last couple of months I've noticed the clutch getting a little spongy. After reading these forums I found that I needed to add to the hydraulic reservoir to top it off and everything has been fine. When I got into the car this morning, it was a little spongy again and I looked and the fluid was fine. About three blocks from my house the pedal drops to the floor and barely engages. I immediately turned around and parked it in my driveway. I got out and decided to pull into the garage and the clutch wouldn't engage at all and there was a weird noise under the hood on the driver's side. I turned the car off and pumped the clutch (like I've done before and the sponginess goes away) but it would not engage. I looked under the car and hydraulic fluid was pouring out about dead center under the engine. Any ideas? I'm praying it's not the clutch, all indications prior to this the clutch was good and strong, the ONLY issue was the break pedal once in a blue moon becoming spongy which was fixed by adding fluid.
This site has come through every time for me over the years and I'm hoping you will again. I took a devastating financial hit after my divorce and don't have the money to tow it to the dealership 60 miles away to have them charge me an arm and a leg to diagnose.
Dave, if you had to guess what would you say that the parts would run? I'm embarrassed to admit it but I probably shouldn't be driving it anymore if I can't afford to fix it, it's just the only thing that I got to keep and it would be like losing my identity if I got rid of it lol.
The last slave cylinder I bought was about $250 and the clutch a little less than that. RSI has the OEM clutch kits for like $220 shipped, and I think you can look at Rock Auto for the slave and maybe trim a few bucks you broke mofo lol.
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