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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 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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Steering wheel is locked up and key won't turn.
Hi there. Try turning the steering wheel back and forth while trying to turn the key in the ignition. There is a steering wheel lock inside the steering column that could be bent or broken if the ignition switch will...
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Difficult to get the vehicle in gear after it has been turned off for sometime. 2013 Ford Focus
Hello - it sounds like the clutch hydraulics in your Focus (manual transmission) have a leak, or have become weak. Check the clutch fluid reservoir to be sure it has adequate fluid. If there is clear fluid left on your...
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Difficult switching gears and now it won't change gears at all 2004 Saturn Ion
Hi there - most likely, this is a problem with your clutch hydraulic system. First thing to check is the fluid reservoir for the clutch (sometimes combined with the brake fluid reservoir - use brake fluid for both). It is...
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I need help with my clutch. It is slipping.
Hi there. Check the slave cylinder to the clutch fork. See if the slave cylinder is sticking out and not retracting all the way. Check the return spring on the slave cylinder and make sure that is not sprung. If...
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When the car goes into gear it kinda bucks.
Hi there. With having 135,000 miles on the vehicle, your transmission has too much slipping of the clutches inside the transmission. The symptoms that you are having are the clutches slipping to a lock which jerks the vehicle around and...
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My clutch is not working Entire clutch repair or clutch master cylinder repair? How do I check the cylinder?
Hi there. Check the slave cylinder to the clutch and see if the piston is all the way out. If the piston is all the way out or its not touching the clutch fork, then the release bearing has broken...
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Problem with my car - clutch pedal is loose and brake fluid underneath the car - 2011 Chevrolet Orlando
Hi there, these symptoms indicate that your clutch hydraulic system has malfunctioned; specifically the clutch slave cylinder or hydraulic line are worn out or damaged. This is the source of the brake fluid under the car, and the source of...
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The clutch lever that the slave cylinder pushes is not pushing/springing back
It sounds like you may have to replace the clutch. Clutches can fail in a number of different ways and exhibit a multitude of symptoms. Most people are acquainted with clutches that slip from simple wear, but it sounds like...
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Transmission is not going into gear
Hello. If you were previously experiencing issues with the transmission due to a bad shifter cable then it may be possible that the cable has now failed completely and needs to be replaced. The clutch pedal mechanism is connected to...
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My car broke down and won't move.
Hi there. There are several things that could cause your vehicle to not move, however, with the loud clinking noise the transmission has something that broke in it. Is seems that either a bearing inside the transmission failed and has...
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Driving car, changed gear and clutch wouldn't lift or wouldn't allow me to change gear , Vauxhall Corsa SXI
Hello - I believe your clutch hydraulics have failed, most likely with a low fluid level (check), or a fluid puddle under the car (or both). As a result, the clutch does not disengage, or allow gear changes. I would...
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Clutch pedal sometimes sticks on the floor.
The clutch master cylinder is directly connected to the brake pedal and if the master cylinder and if the piston sticks in a seal or the master cylinder cannot hold pressure the pedal may fall to the floor. Your symptoms...
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Is this a brake fluid leak??
Yes, this is a brake fluid leak, but it is coming from your clutch hydraulics - probably the slave cylinder or the fluid line. Check both the clutch and brake fluid reservoirs (sometimes combined) for low fluid. I would recommend...
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Car will not go into gear 1999 BMW 318
Hi there - I suspect the clutch throw-out bearing, or the linkage to it, has failed. This prevents clutch disengagement while the engine is operating, and keeping you from engaging any gear. With the engine off, you would still be...
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transmission question
If you're put the transmission in neutral but letting the clutch out causes the car to move forward, that means there is either something wrong with the gear shift linkage, that is the gear shift linkage is not actually putting...
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Transmission won't shift into lockup.
Hi there. Check the TCC (Torque Converter Clutch) fuse and see if its blown. If the fuse is working fine, then either the torque converter clutch is burned or the seal on the input shaft to the transmission has split....
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I can not shift unless my car is off.
Hi there. If the transmission will not shift with the engine running but it will shift with the engine off, then there is a problem with the clutch. Either the clutch is worn and will not disengage, or the clutch...
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Clutch sticks to floor . Had new clutch fitted 4 months ago Why?
Hi there, your clutch hydraulics are either leaking badly, or something was incorrectly assembled. The slave cylinder could be leaking (more likely the bleed port for it), there could be a loose fitting in the clutch hydraulics line, or something...
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Loud squeal when clutch is depressed.
Hello. A squealing clutch can be caused by a few different things, depending on where the noise appears to be coming from. If the clutch is squealing when you depress the pedal then it may be possible that the clutch...
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Wiper motor and stalling issues.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing two separate issues. If your wiper motor is not functioning despite it being replaced then it may be possible that there is some sort of wiring...

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