sticking clutch pedal
Perhaps you forum dwellers could give me some advice on this.
I've been looking at some trucks to buy recently, one of them is a 1997 ranger, 5 speed, 93,000 miles, 2.3L 4 banger. It's in alright condition, there is a dent on the passengers fender, and some white crud that has adhered itself to the point on the hood. Otherwise there is no rust, the interior is in good shape, the CD player and speakers work, it starts with no problems, and the brakes are good.
One problem that immediately raised a red flag was the clutch pedal. I pushed it down to turn on the car, and it didn't come back up when I let my foot off. I was like wtf to the dealer. He shrugged it off saying it was no big deal lol.
So anyways, the pedal did work well enough to drive the truck around after we pumped it a few times, but it was always kinda sticky.
The dealer wanted $3900 for it, I offered $3400. With all the bull crap extra fees it would be $3706 out the door. I'm quite confident I'm getting ripped off at that price.
1) Why does the clutch pedal stick? How much am I looking at to get it fixed?
2) What is a fair price to bargain for the truck considering the aforementioned predicament that the clutch is ****ed up?
Thank you, Adam.