So, my clutch went kinda soft, and I just kept pumping it up. I added some fluid, as it appeared to be low. It was working fairly well until this morning. The pedal went entirely soft, and it won't got into gear.
When I opened the hood to check the reservoir, there was fluid on the cap, but no drips or sprays. Question is: do I need to pay my mechanic 700-800 bucks to replace the whole mess, or could I just bleed it?
Money's tight, so if I could just bleed it, that would be preferable. I've been running on the same clutch for the last 50k miles, and it's the same clutch that has been in it since 2004, when I bought it.
To be a bit more concise:
1 - Why was there fluid on the cap?
2 - Is this a symptom of parts failure, or just air in the lines?
Any experience/advice would be much appreciated.