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How Long Does a Clutch Switch Last?
The clutch switch, also known as a clutch sensor, is a safety device on most modern manual transmission vehicles. Its purpose is to prevent the engine from starting while the vehicle is...
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 Cruise Control Clutch Release Switch Last?
The cruise control clutch release switch is only located on manual transmission vehicles. These vehicles have a clutch pedal, is depressed. The cruise control works on a circuit system. If...
How Long Does a Clutch Slave Cylinder Last?
The clutch slave cylinder is located on the inside or outside of the transmission. If the slave cylinder is mounted on the outside of the transmission, it is normally attached by...
How Long Does a Clutch Master Cylinder Last?
The clutch master cylinder is linked to the clutch slave cylinder through a series of hoses. Once you depress the clutch, brake fluid moves from the clutch master cylinder into the...
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; many drivers claim it gives them more control over the vehicle. Mastering the clutch takes time and practice,...
How to Drive Your Manual Transmission Car With a Broken Clutch
If you drive a car with a manual transmission, there will likely come a point in time when the clutch wears out or your clutch pedal breaks. Typically,...
How to Test Your Clutch
While manual transmissions are no longer as popular with automotive manufacturers as they once were, there are still many vehicles on the road today that are equipped with manual...
How to Adjust a Clutch
The clutch is a critical component in the operation of manual transmission vehicles. The clutch allows the transmission to disengage from the engine, allowing the operator to...
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.

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Clutch pedal down Reservoir full recently replaced master
If the fluid is full but the system will not build up pressure then you may need to replace the master cylinder and flush all the dirty old muddy fluid out of the system. The dirty fluid has caused the...
With the electronic fan clutch, is it normal to have the fan clutch barely running and that you can keep it from turning with one
Hello. This is normal operation of the fan clutch. The electronics should turn it on as needed. This saves on the power loss that is associated with the fan when it is needed to keep the engine cool. This increases...
Clutch lost all hydraulic pressure after difficulty engaging gears while using the clutch.
Hello. This situation is usually a failure of either the clutch master or slave cylinder - they simply wear out. If you have any clutch fluid on the drivers side front carpet, the failure is the clutch master cylinder. If...
Is my clutch safety switch broken?
Hello. These 2 problems should not be related. A clutch safety switch stuck in the "pedal depressed position" (or a switch that has been unplugged and a wire connected across the 2 terminals) will allow starting without depressing the clutch....
Brake pressure
Hey there. It is possible that the master cylinder has worn out sufficiently that the brake fluid is leaking past the master cylinder piston and seals and into the power brake booster. This would cause a "no firm brake pedal"...
Master/Slave Cylinder
If you have fluid leaking on the floor then this is from the clutch master cylinder leaking past its seals. I would recommend replacing the clutch master cylinder and the clutch slave cylinder as a set since the master cylinder...
Slight whining noise when changing up gears at higher revs or going up hill
The key diagnostic, which you have artfully captured, is "when the clutch is pressed". This narrows the diagnosis to either a failing clutch throwout bearing, or failing clutch pilot bearing. Both of these should have been replaced when the clutch...
Need to replace clutch but also looks like bell housing cracked around the starter to transmission?
Hello there. Clutch replacement in your 2006 Dodge Dakota is a large job. To replace the clutch, many components such as the transmission and driveshaft must be removed. If you are unsure at all about doing this job, it should...
Clutch problems
Hello and thank you for your question. With the clutch staying in neutral all the time, go under the vehicle and check the slave cylinder return spring. See if the return spring is broken or has fallen off. If the...
The clutch sticks and won't shift properly after the oil was changed
It sounds as though you may be having a problem in the clutch hydraulics. If that's the case, it normally wouldn't have anything to do with the oil change, unless someone put the wrong fluid into the clutch master cylinder...
Water in dry clutch system
If all the covers, plugs, and shields are in place, water in the clutch is usually not a problem. Some cars have their timing marks on the flywheel and the plugs get left out by somebody checking the timing, or...
Clutch pedal is staying down and doesn't disengage the transmission
The first thing to do is to check the clutch master cylinder to see if the cylinder is full and ensure that the cap vent is not blocked. If the fluid is full then check the clutch hydraulic system to...
no clutch, fully adjusted, do i start at gearbox or peddle, 2001 au11 falcon
Hi there. Assuming the clutch is inoperative and the clutch cable is okay. Not knowing the mileage, the vehicle may be due for a clutch replacement. Typically when a clutch fails. It will go into gear when you depress the...
.can the clutch on a.c. compressor freeze up taking out serpentine belt, and a.c. compressor be ok
As you may know the AC Clutch is the pulley that spins with the Belt. There are two ports on the rear of the Compressor. One is a Suction Port and the other is the Discharge Port. The Suction port...
Slipping clutch
Clutches are supposed to slip while the clutch is being engaged so the vehicle does not jerk or lurch forward when starting out. The clutch also needs to slip when the gears are changed to ease the shock on the...
Whine coming from the gearbox
The noise that you are hearing is coming from the power steering pump because the pump is full of air. Turn the wheels from left to right with the cover off the pump to let all of the air out....
I cannot shift the gears after stopping at a toll gate on a highway
Hello. If you’ve recently had service completed to replace the clutch pack, the issue may be with the one of the two cylinders that supplies fluid to activate the clutch pedal. The clutch pedal on your vehicle operates using hydraulic...
Replaced slave cylinder, can't get clutch to pump up
It sounds like a couple of things could be going on here. First, there may be air in the slave cylinder and/or line which has to be bled out. Sometimes simply opening the bleeder and the slave master cylinder and...
Clutch problem in i20 Magna-Opt Diesel
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Actually, you should only be shifting gears with the clutch pedal fully to the floor. However, there may still be some air in the clutch hydraulic line, and the clutch needs additional bleeding. It...
What is the function of the two sensors located at the clutch of the car. I know that the upper switch is the safety clutch switch
Hey there. The second sensor is the cruise control deactivation switch. If you push in the clutch when the cruise control is on, this switch shuts it off. If you do not have it connected, then most likely the cruise...

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