Hi Car Talk people!
My engine light started going on intermittently, and shortly thereafter it began to be difficult to change gears. I brought the car to a garage, and was told I need a new clutch (I have 50K miles on the car). However, the engine light says that there is a problem with the “clutch pedal position indicator.”
The mechanic says that the position indicator is a separate problem, and I still need a new clutch. I don’t know much about cars, but it seems to me that if the clutch doesn’t know I’ve pushed the clutch pedal, that would explain why I have trouble changing gears.
The clutch is about $900, and the indicator is about $50. Is the mechanic being straight up with me, or do I only need to fix the indicator?
Any guidance would be much appreciated.
David from Miami