Most cars with hydraulic clutch actuation, this would not be a big job, but as Jim pointed out it is here since the slave is inside the bell housing. Requires transmission removal.<p>Depending on mileage and use/abuse you may want to consider replacing the clutch since they are in there anyway.
Same thing happened to me yesterday. After driving 1200 miles from Boston to Atlanta, everything seemed fine until I took my exit on I-85, and no clutch, pedal on the floor with no response. Shifted into neutral, and waited for the flatbed. <p>Its at D&D right now, waiting for the diagnosis. <br>
It's a Volvo, not a Honda... the slave cylinder <i>should be</i> covered, unless your Volvo dealer is a tool. (Which, it sounds like, waaaaay too many are!)<p>That's a darn impressive failure rate for one weekend!
If your car is still in warranty, it is hard for me to imagine this not being covered.<p>There is no rational "abuse" explanation that could be conjured up to deny warranty on a slave cylinder failure, or master for that matter.
It'll be a sad day at 6 years, 364 days, or 99,999 miles, whichever comes first, when I trade this car in. Between the 4C disaster waiting to happen, angle gear waiting to break, $1,000+ shocks, $2,000 clutch, $x,xxx slave cylinder (on my brother's Honda he paid $100 to fix!), etc. I don't think I want to own this car a day out of its extended warranty. Granted, the last two items are arguably<I> not </I>covered under warranty anyway. My car has been perfectly reliable, but I'd almost place a wager on everything going wrong the day after the warranty expires. After having zero trouble on my last car I shelled out nearly $3,000 the year after my warranty expired.<p>Ugghhhh... <B>oh well, four more years of fun!!!</B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
So far the job is written up as warranty, but they have not confirmed it is the slave cylinder. I guess it could be a hydraulic line, but I expect to hear from them soon confirming the slave cylinder. <p>We are actually looking to sell the R, sad to say. It has been great here in the south, but we plan on moving back to Boston, and want more ground clearance for ski trips. So I'm researching deals on the XC70. I would have bought the XC first if it had the manual trans. I'll miss the R, but once I chip the A4, the wife will drive the wagon full time with our son, so an auto would come in handy.<p><br>