My 2000 manual (battery disconnected until further notice) is experiencing clutch problems. I'm having to pump the clutch many times to be able to shift without bad grinding, i.e., very similar to a bad brake hydraulic problem. My mechanic says this is probably a really big bill since it will be 10+ hours of labor to service a truly bad, worn-out clutch. Is there any chance this is just something that needs tightening? Does my clutch use a cable or some sort of hydraulics? I know I'm being vague, but I'd like to hear some wisdom/experience/options. He'll give it a look-see on Friday.