I drive a 96 Chevy S10 with a 4 cylinder and a 5 speed, and the vehicle has 117,000 miles and the original clutch. The transmission is a New Venture gear NV1500. Here in the last two weeks the clutch went kaputz. It was working fine, with no slippage, and I had about 4-5" of travel up from the floor before it would start to engage. Over the course of a few days it got to the point where I had to mash the pedal all the way to the floor to even get it in to gear, and it was engaging within 1/2" of the floor. Well I started hoping it would get to the weekend so I could attempt to put in a new one, but it didn't. This morning I had trouble getting it in to gear, but I made it to work. I didn't make it home from work. I could not get it in to gear to leave the parking lot and had to catch a ride. There are number of things that could be wrong, but what do you guys think? My hope is that the fluid level just got low and it simply needs a refill and to be bled out, but with 117,000 miles it probably needs new everything. Your input is appreciated.