Hi there! Something horrible happened to the car the other day. On pressing the clutch pedal, it suddenly fell to the floor and I basically lost all gear change. Rest of it is you know, car had to be towed, etc. First thought was one of the cylinders had packed in. Upon inspection I noticed the rod that pushes the clutch arm was lost. Only the end bit that attaches to the arm itself was left, so apparently it had broken. Assuming this was the reason for the miserable failure I put a different cylinder only to find out that the rod cannot be attached to the arm as there was a serious misalignment. Then I was in shock to find out that the arm had actually cracked and significantly bent out of place, thus breaking the rod on the slave cylinder. I tried moving the arm with a pry bar with no luck and thought there was probably something broken inside that had jammed, leading to arm being cracked and bent in the end. Today, the garage that are doing the job said the bearing, pressure plate and clutch are absolutely fine, so why couldn't I move the arm I do not know. It definitely wasn't seized inside the box as there was some free movement until it hit something. Now I am puzzled, what is the reason for this cracking and bending? Is it just metal fatigue or is it something else? I simply couldn't bear the thought of this ever happening again to the new second hand clutch arm. Any thoughts, please?