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I have a 56 plate corsa twinport. I had a pretty major leak in my clutch housing so I had it changed in the garage. I was advised that not every part needed changing so had the housing and slave cylinder change undrr advice from the garage. With in a week the clutch had stopped working. I returned to the garage where after a few days they decided they couldnt fix my car, leaving me with no car or money. I then took it to a different garage explaind the situation to which they changed the master cylinder and the pedal. After a week the clutch stopped working again. I returned to that garage where the bleed the clutch and I was on my way. Again with in a week the clutch had stopped again. On returing to the garage they tried to bleed it again and nothing happened it didnt seem be getting fluid from the resoviour. The tried power bleeders and still nothing. Ive been told its probably the slave but there are no leaks anywhere. I feel like im being ripped off and need some advice please help

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clutch problem

Just fitted a csc slave cylinder to a corsa D and was adviced not to use a power bleeder as there is a special way how to bleed these cylinders, not saying the garage didn't know what they were doing but why did they refuse to put it right.
 

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100 years ago, this lot would have been horse dealers!!

Did you by any chance, pay by credit card? If you did, and the cost was over £100.00, you may be able to claim a refund from your card provider. Even if you paid by debit card, it is still worth a try.

Another option is to contact the Trading Standards Department at your local council - but their wheels tend to turn rather slowly.

Unless your clutch was almost new, I can't understand the garage not fitting a new clutch when they fitted the new slave cylinder. Sorry, but I don't understand why you had to have a new clutch housing (bell housing) or are you referring to the clutch cover assembly (pressure plate)? which is part of the actual clutch.

Towards getting your car back on the road, I would suggest that you contact your local Vauxhall specialist.

Towards gaining financial compensation, I suggest that you contact your local Citizen's Advice Centre and see what pressure they might be able to bring on the two garages.
The alternative to this is for yourself to go back to the garage and quote The Sale of Goods Act, which covers services as well as actual goods - Either there was a fault with the new parts, or there has been some poor workmanship in the fitting of them.
For your own satisfaction (although it may not help you) You could contact any trade association that these garages claim to belong to - at least it might make you feel better!
Hope that you get it sorted.

Regards.
 
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