new to this, hope i m posting this right. i had my clutch replaced 7000 miles ago. it is shifting hard, has a low release, the pedal is hard and it grinds occasionally. i am being told it needs a new clutch pedal bracket because it is flexing. my regular mechanic seems to think that the clutch may have never been replaced ( i paid for a new one) and the place that did the clutch repair says that the current symptoms are because the clutch pedal bracket needs to be replaced (another 325 bucks) any insight on this would be appreciated.