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Folks,

Some advice would be appreciated. OK, so i have an intermittent problem with clutch, it went soft for a day or 2 and then went back to normal a couple of times, the last time it went soft started only engaging half way until it wouldnt almost engage.

I took car to local garage, mecanic could not find (external) leaks, so he bled it and car seemed good again.

Short lived however, 2 days later the clutch gone soft but then went back to normal. This seems to happened if i press de clutch for along period coming to trafic lights and it starts to get worse over time until it is almost impossible to engage gears.

So i rang the garage they told me that either the master or the slave cylinder has internal leaks but not sure which one. He said most common is the master going bad but could not guarantee that was the master, warning that could be slave.

I have a Y reg laguna 2 1.6 petrol, so if i have to change slave it is a lot of money for this model.

The car is parked on drive away and not sure if i want to risk to replace the master and then later realise that it could be the slave component.

So, what are your opinion? Does this sound like the symptoms of a bad slave or would i expect other symptoms too.

Please advise, thanks.
 

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Well, the symptoms are much more master than slave. To change the slave requires taking the gearbox out, so although they're not too expensive they're a LOT of work. The master is much simpler to do, just fiddly. I'd change the master definitely.
 
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