After not driving for a few months. I got back into the car and instantly stalled. Then noticed that the clutch felt weird. I drove a couple of miles with the gears got increasingly difficult to engage. First I checked the clutch master level. This was low and topped up. I pumped the clutch about 50 times and it was starting to feel normal again. I thought problem solved. I drove and it felt great, after a couple of miles and the same issue started happening again. I instantly thought it was leaking. Drove home in second and checked levels. This had not changed. So I pumped clutch again and I was getting normal shifting again. What do you think the problem could be? Cheers
My car has 68000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.
Hello - I would say you either have a problem with your clutch hydraulics (most likely the clutch master cylinder), or the pilot bearing is starting to fail. A pilot bearing that is seizing up will act like a "dragging" clutch pressure plate, causing gear engagement or shifting to be difficult. I would recommend a clutch hydraulics inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.