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How to Troubleshoot a Clutch Pedal Sticking to the Floor
Clutch pedals in manual cars stay on the floor if there's a failed clutch release bearing, slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder, or clutch linkage.
How to Troubleshoot a Clutch That Won't Fully Disengage
A slipping clutch is a clutch that's not fully disengaging, which could be caused by a broken clutch cable, a hydraulic leak, or incompatible parts.
How to Troubleshoot a Car With Clutch Noise
Clutch systems create noise if there is a damaged clutch master cylinder, clutch pedal, pressure plate, clutch disc, flywheel, or pilot bearing.
How Long Does a Fan Clutch Last?
One of the most important parts within the cooling system of your vehicle is the fan clutch. It’s not a part that comes up often, as it’s usually pretty consistent. However, if...
How Long Does a Flexible Clutch Hose Last?
Within your vehicle's hydraulic clutch system is a flexible clutch hose. The purpose of this hose is to send fluid to your clutch, and it also works with your clutch salve...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Flexible Clutch Hose
Common signs include difficulty shifting, low clutch fluid, and feeling no resistance at the clutch pedal.
How to Add Clutch Fluid
It’s important to check the clutch fluid level often to make sure it is full to ensure optimum performance and to safeguard your transmission from malfunctioning or serious damages that can lead to...
How to Troubleshoot a Slipping Clutch
There are numerous advantages to operating a vehicle with a manual transmission;...
How to Drive Your Manual Transmission Car With a Broken Clutch
If you drive a car with a manual transmission, there will likely...
How to Test Your Clutch
While manual transmissions are no longer as popular with automotive manufacturers as they...
How to Adjust a Clutch
The clutch is a critical component in the...
What Do the Press Clutch or Press Brake Pedal Warning Lights Mean?
The press clutch and press brake pedal lights remind you to press on the brake or clutch before starting the engine or while in park mode.
How to Replace a Clutch Cable
Clutch cables can wear out from age and clutch overuse. The location and build of your clutch cable will depend on the make and model of the car.
How to Replace a Clutch Cable Adjuster
The clutch cable adjuster wears out as the clutch cable does. A common sign of a damaged cable adjuster is a grinding sound when moving the shifter.
How to Double-Clutch Downshift a Manual Transmission Car
Learning how to double-clutch downshift on your cars manual transmission can optimize your acceleration, deceleration, and help maintain components.
How to Drive a Manual Transmission Car Without Using the Clutch
Manual transmissions have a clutch that allows you to change gears when needed. There may come a time when your clutch fails while you're on the road.
How to Replace a Clutch Master Cylinder
The clutch master cylinder supplies fluid and pressure for the clutch system to operate. Common signs of failure include leaks or loss of pressure.
How to Replace a Clutch Switch
A clutch switch failure means that your vehicle will not be able to start. The contacts within the switch or the wiring may be corroded.
How to Replace a Clutch Slave Cylinder
Clutch slave cylinders need to be replaced if brake fluid leaks. If gears grind or the clutch won’t, the clutch pedal may be at fault.
How to Replace a Fan Clutch
A fan clutch controls the car engine cooling fan and operates on temperature. It's mounted to the water pump and can cause overheating if it's broken.

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I downshifted into 3rd gear while releasing the clutch and then my clutch went completely loose and my vehicle started leaking 2005 Ford Mustang
Hello - I believe you have lost your clutch hydraulics; specifically the clutch slave cylinder. Losing clutch function, and clear fluid leaking in the area of the bellhousing (brake/clutch fluid) would confirm this. I recommend a clutch master and slave...
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My clutch has full pressure but won't go into gear the gear arms are making noise to
You need to do a visual inspection of the clutch arm while the pedal is pressed. Be sure the car is secure while you are doing this. If the clutch arm is moving through it's full travel, then your problem...
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Why would I keep getting air and fluid bleeding through the clutch system in my 2008 Infiniti G35
Hello. You more than likely have a bad clutch master cylinder. These will often have a seal failure on the back side of the cylinder which will either leak or suck in air. Both of these will cause this to...
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how would you summarize "how does a cable work?"
Hi...if you would please review YourMechanic's introduction to clutch cables you will find the desired explanation. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.
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Think clutch is worn still starts but won't move and goes into gear recommendations
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are correct in thinking that there is an issue with the clutch. It may be that the clutch is going out, or it may be an issue with its master cylinder. It is...
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I was driving had my car on gear and lost acceleration. I pushed the clutch in and put on gear but only grind but won't move?
If the clutch lever, on the transmission, is functioning something has mechanically failed in the clutch and/or the transmission. If the clutch failed, and you heard gears grinding, as you tried to shift the transmission, some damage may have been...
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What is the name of the clip that holds the slave cylinder line into the slave cylinder 1994 Ford Explorer
Hi there. The clip comes as part of the slave cylinder. The clip is called a quick release line clip. This is a plastic retainer that puts pressure on the line to hold it in place. Typically you cannot purchase...
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You need to check to see if the clutch fluid reservoir is full and that you can see the clutch release lever moving. If it is moving and the clutch will not release then the pressure plate is bad and...
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The clutch was slipping, started working fine again, and shortly thereafter it wouldn't shift out of neutral.
If the clutch is slipping while "released" (engaged with the flywheel), the clutch friction material must be replaced as well as possibly other components such as the pressure plate, throw out bearing and other components. In addition, the flywheel has...
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2000 Jeep Gran Cherokee 4.0. If low and high AC pressure switches are grounding out, and clutch won't engage, does that mean compr
Hello Jim, thank you for writing in. To determine what the issue is, you need to start by checking the clutch coil for full battery power (12 volts ideally). If it is, then you know clutch should engage when prompted,...
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My 2002 Saturn Vue's rpms started revving into 4-5k when up shifting. Later that day the clutch went out. Now the starter is out.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The decision to invest in an older car is difficult, even more so when you do not have the car in front of you. A failed clutch can interfere with the flywheel causing the...
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My clutch pedal is stuck to the floor. A while back I started hearing noise in my clutch when I pressed it. The car drive fine, th
Your vehicle uses a hydraulically operated clutch system. The first thing to do is check the fluid level in the master cylinder and check for leaks although leaks at the slave cylinder might not be apparent. Internal seal failures can...
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Where is the slave cylinder in 2011 Kia sportage
The 2011 Sportage has what is called a "concentric" slave cylinder. It's a tubular affair that fits around the input shaft of the transmission and cannot be removed without first removing the transmission. It's one of the really bad ideas...
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My ac clutch is not engaging, but there is no relay in the fuse box for the ac compressor
If a mechanic told you only that the compressor is not "engaging" that is essentially a useless diagnostic because it is too cryptic and too vague. The compressor in the system will only operate if the compressor clutch is engaged....
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How much do you charge for a water pump and clutch fan
Hello, thank you for writing in. The water pump is a very common place to develop leaks. Leaks in that area are a good indication. You can check the hoses and their connections to make sure they are secure and...
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My husband says I a ruining his truck with a standard transmission by not pushing the clutch to the floor when I change gears
As long as you are pressing the clutch in far enough to disengage the clutch then you are not harming anything. Most clutches will disengage after about 1/2 to 3/4 pedal travel down. Most do not need to press all...
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I have a clicking noise that comes from the clutch area
This is probably not good news, but if you have a noise that you can change by stepping on the clutch pedal, then you likely have a problem in the clutch. A clicking that goes away when you step on...
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Why would the push rod come out of my slave cylinder on my 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Hello. If the push rod continues to come out of the slave cylinder then you either have an alignment issue with the cylinder, or more commonly it is because the clutch disc or pressure plate have failed. Too much clearance...
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I believe it's my slave cylinder that needs replacing. When would you be available to diagnose and fix for sure?
Hi there. To see if the slave cylinder needs replaced, check the cylinder to see if there is any leaking fluid or if the piston is over extended or stuck. If so, then the slave cylinder would need replaced. If...
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New clutch assembly now clutch pedal goes down all the way but won't fully disengage, can't change gears.
Hi there. Either the shop did not properly hook up the clutch pedal or they did not adjust it. Take a look at the clutch cable or rod, which ever your vehicle has. Then adjust the clutch pedal where there...

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