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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; 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.
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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Im having a really hard time shifting into any gear other than 5th in my truck. I have to use alot of force to shift into gear.
You need to have the hydraulic clutch checked to see if it is disengaging the clutch as it should. The clutch is not disengaging and is the cause of the gears not being able to be shifted. You may have...
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It's like I don't have a clutch, more or less there's too much pedal.
Hello - first task is to check the fluid level in your clutch fluid reservoir. This reservoir may be shared with the brake master cylinder - they both use brake fluid. If the fluid level is correct, it sounds like...
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2010 VW caddy 1.9 TDI- flywheel installation issue
I have to wonder if what you are actually looking at is a relief cut in the flywheel that is in the outer perimeter near the ring gear. It's hard for me to imagine that you could really do significant...
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driving home, went to shift, clutch wouldnt move.
Hello there, a variety of common issues will cause your clutch pedal to not engage with you 1999 Ford Ranger. If the clutch pedal is not able to be pushed at all the problem is likely mechanical as hydraulic issues...
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My car has had trouble down shifting. Usually starts after a few minutes of driving. Codes: P07A4 and P2701
Hi there. On your transmission there is an actuator (solenoid) for the Overdrive clutch. The code is coming as P2701 for the Overdrive clutch actuator (solenoid) not working and is your main cause of the transmission shifting issue. The code...
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The car starts but won't shift and when I take my foot off the cluch its shuts off
If the clutch is disengaged (from the flywheel) and yet you cannot shift the transmission into select gears, there are really only two possibilities: there is a problem with the mechanical shift linkage or the synchronizer gear mesh assembly is...
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ac compressor clutch not engaging
Let's assume the clutch is not engaging. The clutch coil should simply be tested to determine if coil failure is the cause and it's easy to do. The integrity of the clutch coil can be tested on the car using...
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Hi Guys My car doesn't want to select gears anymore. I have to force the gear in everytime. could it be a problem with the gearbox
The problem may be the transmission clutch is not disengaging enough to allow the gear change. Have the clutch checked first for proper operation. If clutch is operating good then the problem is with the synchronized gears inside the transmission...
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Truck clicks one time but wont turn over.
Hi there. If the starter was replaced, first check the battery cables to the starter and make sure that they are tight. If the cables are tight, then the issue could be that the clutch may have broke causing the...
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Car will not move in any gear but 4th gear and makes noise.
Hi there. If the transmission will not move in any gear but 4th gear, then there is either an issue with the synchronizers or the transmission gears are damaged. First check the shifter rail and see if the forks are...
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there is a clutch or transition problem with my car.
Hi there. If the clutch is worn down, then the gears will be hard to obtain. Check the slave cylinder under the vehicle on the transmission and see if there is any leaking fluid or a stuck piston. If the...
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Issues changing gears 2002 Honda S2000
Hello - I would say you either have a problem with your clutch hydraulics (most likely the clutch master cylinder), or the pilot bearing is starting to fail. A pilot bearing that is seizing up will act like a "dragging"...
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Transmission is slipping
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of issues with the transmission or clutch. If it is a manual transmission and appears to be having trouble staying in gear, or transferring...
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A/c compressor wont stay on.
There are pressure cut off switches in an a/c system. If the refrigerant charge is "low", the low pressure cut-off switch could make a/c compressor operation erratic or intermittent. In addition, there is the possibility of mechanical failure in the...
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Clutch won't work and the clutch pedal has no pressure.
Hi there. Check the slave cylinder and see if its moving. There could be a leak on the slave cylinder causing the slave cylinder not to operate. Also, check the pin to the clutch pedal and make sure that it...
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The clutch went out and i cant find one. Can I convert my transmission to an AWD?
Hi there. If you wanted to convert your transmission from a manual to an automatic all-wheel drive, then you will have to change the transmission from a manual to an automatic and change out the shifter from a manual shifter...
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Hard to shift into gear.
Hi there. The clutch may be worn out causing the disks to slip and not disengage the transmission from the engine. Also, the slave cylinder could not be fully moving all the way causing the clutch to not fully disengage....
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My clutch pedal goes to the floor and doesn't return
Check clutch pedal assembly bracket for breakage or mis-position. It's also possible that the pressure plate is to blame. However, before diagnosing that you do have to confirm the hydraulics work. Even though the master and slave are "new", these...
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Bleeding Hydraulic Clutch Line w/ Broken Bleeder Valve
You most likely have a leaking slave cylinder inside the transmission clutch housing. This is why you are loosing fluid. This will cause air to get into the hydraulic system and cause the spongy pedal. Have the transmission removed and...
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When the car is running it doesn't want to shift gears. But when it's off it will shift gears 2004 Hyundai Accent
Hi - check your clutch hydraulic fluid level. The clutch reservoir may be one and the same as for the brake system - they both use brake fluid. I believe that most likely your clutch slave cylinder has failed and...

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