A couple of months ago I noticed some problems starting with the clutch; the pedal became extremely spongy and the biting point was right down at the bottom, expecially on cold starts first thing in the morning. As the car warms up, the biting point seems to go back to its normal position.
After a long journey I was slowing down to go through a toll and the clutch was completely unresponsive; I couldn't get it out of gear without stalling and couldn't get it back into gear when it was running - thus I had to be recovered and taken home.
I was informed that it could be the master or slave cylinder, so I've had a new master cylinder fitted, and the clutch has been bled, which seemed to work for a short while, however after another long journey, the same thing happened. This time I was lucky enough to keep it in gear long enough to get myself home.
I've been told it's unlikely to be the slave cylinder since I would notice the brake/clutch fluid reservior level dropping, which it isn't (I'm also desperately hoping it's not the slave cylinder because that's a lot of money to sort out)
After reading some articles on the internet I've found that a lot of people have had problems bleeding the clutch on Astras so I'm wondering if there are any techniques to try.
Vauxhall Astra H SRi
5 Speed Manual Gearbox