My wife's Citroën C3 2002 1.4i has a slipping clutch.
She bought it last year at 55K miles and it has since then done about 24K miles.
It was slipping last December (I remember smelling burnt clutch as she drove up a hill in Plymouth) and now it has gotten to the point that it's actually dangerous to drive.
Sadly she can't afford whatever labour a garage will charge us, but I am very mechanically inclined (I do work on my own WRX and GSXR) and willing to spend up to a couple of days to do the job myself.
I've seen a few videos on YouTube on what the procedure is like, and my questions are the following:
- Is there a specific replacement clutch kit I should go for? There seem to be quite a lot online
- Anything in particular I should pay attention to whilst removing the old clutch?
- anything in particular I should pay attention to when installing the new one?
- Other than the clutch itself, is there something else I should/cloud be changing whilst doing this job?
- How many hours am I realistically look at, not having done this before?
- Should I also get some clutch grease?
I'm looking at Sachs kit because I'm under the impression it may be better quality for her, let's say, driving style...
Any responses or advice are highly appreciated!