Found 1st Jul 2008
I was wondering if any of you great HUKD'ers out there could help me.


My dad's clutch has gone and I was wondering how much it would cost for it to be fixed.


Its for a 2003 Citroen Picasso.

And how long would it take?

Cos we are going on holiday on Saturday (5th)

  1. Misc
  2. Car
  3. Movie
44 Comments

Original Poster

Rep will be given for help!

Hire a car man...and get rid of the citroen....the problems hath started.....:?

Banned

What exactly is up with the clutch...describe?

Original Poster

ODB_69;2429247

What exactly is up with the clutch...describe?



It wont go into Reverse

Banned

dontdothatagain;2429251

It wont go into Reverse


U sure it aint the gears?

Original Poster

The guy at the garage my dad phoned reckoned it was the clutch. Thats why I asked you all!

Banned

Don't think Clutch is too expensive DEPENDING on exactly whats wrong with it

gears would be pricey

Original Poster

Its the clutch change.

can't see how it can be the clutch? Sounds more like a gearbox problem to me

Original Poster

Hope its the clutch!

Does it still drive?
Is it only reverse it wont go in?

Original Poster

dmh77;2429391

Does it still drive?Is it only reverse it wont go in?



Yeh it still drives.

My dad (the mechanic!) reckons it sounds like a problem with the gearbox then, not the clutch. Does it go in reverse with the engine off??

Clutch = a fair bit. (over £100 but shouldnt be more then £200 - But some garages to try to rip you off)
Clutch Cable = not too much. (£60-£70)

Original Poster

dmh77;2429478

My dad (the mechanic!) reckons it sounds like a problem with the gearbox … My dad (the mechanic!) reckons it sounds like a problem with the gearbox then, not the clutch. Does it go in reverse with the engine off??



Dont know. Sorry. If it does what is it?

Even if it is the clutch thats only part of the solution, the labour cost (as always)will make it expensive

You will be best shopping around and the best price is usually at indpendant garages

Original Poster

But I think its still under warranty!

The clutch could possibly be dragging, or a gearbox fault.
If the garage has only given your dad advice over the phone, it really needs looking at, even then they might have to take it appart to find the fault!
Sorry!

dontdothatagain;2429539

But I think its still under warranty!



If it is still under warranty, get it back to them and push for a courtesy car!!! ;-)

Original Poster

dmh77;2429571

If it is still under warranty, get it back to them and push for a … If it is still under warranty, get it back to them and push for a courtesy car!!! ;-)



Would they give us one for 2 weeks?

I'd be very surprised if whatever garage they send it to would have it done within 2 weeks!! Explain the situation to them, blame them!! Hey, if you don't ask....! :-D

Original Poster

We need it for saturday!

You had better get on to them quick then!!!

Original Poster

Do you think they could get it done for then?

dontdothatagain;2429623

Do you think they could get it done for then?



It is probably not going to happen that the dealership would have your car repaired by Saturday, but they should sort you out with somthing since you are going away!
I think your best bet is to get on the phone to them.... pronto!!

Original Poster

My dad will phone them at lunch (1ish)

Hope it can be sorted!!

Me too! Keep us posted!!

Original Poster

Will Do!

Thanks for all of your help!

It is very much appreciated!

No problem, good luck!

Original Poster

Got in touch taking it up after dad finishes! 3:30!

Leaving it at the garage overnight.

Will get it back tomorrow!

Great stuff!!! Sorted then! Enjoy your holiday!!! :-D

Original Poster

Yeh, hes away now!

And thanks, enjoy HUKDs while im sunning it up in HASTINGS

Thanks again for all your help!

Original Poster

I shall tell you the verdict.

What the actual fault/problem was when he gets back

You are more than welcome!!
I wish I was going on holiday this year, ANYWHERE would do!!!
Yes, let me know what it was.... I want to see how good my dad is!!!

Original Poster

lol, the mechanic at Arnold Clark (where we bought the car) said that it could just be the linkage?

May I ask how old are you?

Not sure tho.

Damn, dad mentioned the linkage but I didn't know what to put!!!! He couldn't think if your picasso had it on! Oh well, at least you are getting it sorted!!!
Did you just ask me how old I am??
I may tell you, but I'd have too kill you!!
Im too old to be living with my dad, put it that way!!!!

Original Poster

Ah well, at least its getting done!

Might as well sponge for slightly longer (especially in todays world :p)

Anyway, thanks again!

I just read in another thread that you are 13..... is that right??
If you are I have a 12 year old daughter!!!!! I'm old!!!!! :cry:
I hope I really helped you out today!!!
Hope you and your dad have an ace holiday!!!!
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text
    Top Discussions
    1. Has anyone used an online quote website for new windows?22
    2. Skateboarding advice (beginner) 25/yo218
    3. Computer upgrades55
    4. Looking for feedback on Virgin Media V6 TV Box22

    See more discussions