|1999 1.4 Clutch problems - HELP! - nanz|
I bought a Seat Ibiza a few days ago, it is my first car. On driving it back home i had to rev it insanely hard to get it going, i tried to use gentle acceleration the first few times but it kept stalling.
I also noticed the gears were very stiff and it was especially hard to move from the second gear into third, however once in third gear the car seemed at it's best.
I also noticed that when i was in third gear, the speed didn't pick up much at all even though the engine sounded like it was very willing to gain speed, and you have to rev it in reverse to get it going, which to my knowledge is not ideal for a 1.4 engine???
Starting the car off in first gear is an absolute nightmare, it wobbles like jelly and i'm petrified of driving it!
My dad had a go in it and he said there is definitely a problem with the clutch. However, do you reckon that the whole clutch needs replacing, or is it just some smaller parts? Also, are there any other clutch parts that you reckon would be needed as well as the whole thing needing replacing?
I would be quite willing to pay up to have the clutch replaced, but if there are lots of other parts that need to be bought and fixed too then i guess i'll have to get rid of it.
Dad said the gearbox may need replacing in future, however after reading up on the net it seems this could be connected to the dodgy clutch system.
Anyway all your replies are much appreciated thanks, i've got hardly any knowledge of cars so i need them!
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