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Offline mazda6mike

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Clutch gone?
« on: August 12, 2017, 05:46:50 pm »
I've got a 2011 mazda 6 2.2d and during the last week I noticed the engine was noisier than normal at high revs. Yesterday I noticed the clutch pedal vibrating especially when changing at low gears. I planned to take it to a garage on Monday thinking it would be ok until then. Big mistake  :( Today I was driving in 2nd gear and suddenly I heard a horrible banging and knocking sound. When I put my foot on the clutch it got permanently stuck to the floor. I'm guessing the clutch is gone but I'm worried there might be more damage. I'll find out on Monday for sure what's wrong but I'm curious if this has happened to anyone else?

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Re: Clutch gone?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 10:16:05 am »
The pedal could be hydraulic problems. You could check the brake fluid level.

I have no idea about the noises but they never sound good.

Does the car still move? Did you continue driving by changing gears without the clutch?

Offline mazda6mike

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Re: Clutch gone?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 12:32:26 pm »
I cut the engine as soon as it happened and rolled off the road in neutral. I can't change to any other gear now. 

Later while the car was stationary I had to briefly turn on the engine to get the steering wheel to unlock and the noises were horrible.

I'll check the brake fluid when I go to the car tomorrow as it's currently 30 miles from where I live.

Offline mazda6mike

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Re: Clutch gone?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 10:19:12 pm »
As suspected the clutch is gone so it'll need to be replaced along with the dual-mass flywheel. The parts are coming to about £1000 and labor £300.

Given that the car has only got 85k miles and I've already had to get the head gasket done, I'm not impressed with my first year owning a mazda.