In April of this year my clutch failed and had to be recovered by RAC. They told me hydraulic clutch gone. 53 Reg. manual. Had car collected by local garage and they replaced clutch and also master cylinder. Since then have had trouble selecting first and reverse gears when cold. Took it back to garage who said they had found two problems with gear selection - had corrected first gear but reverse crunched every time. They said if problem persisted after a month to take it to Ford dealer. Have today taken car to Dagenham Motors for service and MOT. They have phoned me to say need new tyre (budget tyre for £41) offside suspension arm moving (rubber split) £168 and also, leaking gear box oil on the driveshaft. Total bill £400 plus, following £604 for clutch in April at other garage!!!!! Am I correct in thinking that the gear box had to be removed to replace the clutch? If this is the case then I feel the gear box leak, etc. will be down to first garage - I hope. Does a split rubber on the suspension arm cost £168 to replace or am I being seen off? I have told them to put it in for its MOT and see if it fails. PLEASE HELP URGENTLY. Thank you so much someone who knows anything about cars.