Just a little car rant..

Wkd1

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Hey guys! I had a nice day trip down to Wales yesterday (132 miles from home), it was a lovely day shared with my aunt, mum and 2 of my kids. πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜β˜€οΈ
On the drive down I heard my clutch slip a good few times but my car (Lady B as I call her) was driving fine other than that so I made a mental note to check her into the garage on Monday..
On the way back however the problem became more serious.. πŸ˜’πŸ€”
60 miles from home and I was struggling to get to speed.. 😬
22 miles from home and you could smell the clutch so bad we were near choking so I figured I'd pull over and let it cool down..😬😬
I also checked my breakdown cover, I needed to be within 10 miles of home for them to take her home or a local garage. πŸ™„
After a little rest and everyone able to breathe in the car again we tentatively set off again. All I could think was "please just get us within that 10 miles". 🀞🀞🀞
It was the hairiest drive I've ever taken and we almost made it to my mum's house.. almost.. 4.3 miles away and she lost everything, my Lady B had literally given me every mile left in her but now she was done πŸ˜”πŸ’”
We got recovered at nearly 1am. 😴

Has anyone here had experience with clutches going? Is it a really expensive job? My car is a big Peugeot 5008 so I'm guessing it isn't gonna be cheap.. 🧐

Anyways, thanks if you read all of that! I hope you all have a great day! 😘
 

Wkd1

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Best to find a good local garage , avoid the main dealers
Thanks, I've put a post on my Facebook asking for recommendations locally. I used to use Halfords until they ripped my mum off.

Lady B is only 7 years old and quite techy, is there anything I need to be looking for in a garage? Are they all equally capable of handling a newer(ish) car with all the sensors and bits n bobs?
Sorry if I sound daft, I've never had an issue like this before. My old cars I would've scrapped if something went this bad but I can't do that with this car.. I'm attached lol 🀣
 

Deejay8

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Most independent garages will be capable of working on modern cars like a Peugeot 5008. And they will be much cheaper than a a Peugeot main dealer. You may have a Peugeot/Citroen independent specialist in your area who will probably be an expert in your model. It is a fairly big job because it involves splitting the gearbox from the engine. It's a technically simple repair, but time consuming, which is why it's expensive. It's been ten years since I used to work at a Peugeot dealership, and back then, it would be about Β£600 for a straight forward worn clutch replacement. Of course prices will have risen a lot since then.
 
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Not done one of those personally, but if like most of the newer Peugeots it will be subframe off. Nothing technically difficult there, so any garage should be capable of it. If you want the book time on labour times private message me your registration and I can let you know Monday.
 

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My mates had his Ford in for new gearbox.
He was charged near Β£100 a hr. So near a grand Labour cost for a days work
 

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I would think it will be in the Β£1000 range, especially if it has a dual mass flywheel. But I would think you will need a new flywheel anyway, by the sounds of it.
 

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I would think it will be in the Β£1000 range, especially if it has a dual mass flywheel. But I would think you will need a new flywheel anyway, by the sounds of it.
Is there anything else that I am likely to have damaged in pushing her to get us home?
 

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Doubtful. If the clutch is hydraulically operated I would make sure the fluid is changed, as that could be overheated.
 

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When my old Talbot Samba (Peagout 104) clutch went, the whole bloody engine had to be taken out to replace it.
It was done in my work car park by a mobile mechanic!
 

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Williams mobile clutch service are highly recommended. They'll do it on your drive in about 3.5 hours. I'd guesstimate for about Β£800

 
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