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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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Clutch not disengaging (can't change gears) 1998 Mitsubishi Galant
Hi there - great diagnostic work, I believe you are correct in diagnosing a completely failed clutch throwout bearing. Replacement of the clutch assembly is, unfortunately, now in order. Don't forget the pilot bearing while doing this service - it...
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Fluid hose comes off transmission to the slave cylinder.
The clutch master cylinder is not relieving the pressure when applied. I recommend bleeding the clutch master cylinder and retest. If the condition continues, then replace the clutch master cylinder. If you need further assistance with your hose blowing off...
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I have a 1997 Nissan Maxima GLE and I have no presser on my clutch pedal. If you pump it by hand real fast it will hold presser for a short time.
Hi there. The issue is the clutch master cylinder has an issue with the internal seals and is causing the brake fluid to slosh around in the chamber. I recommend replacing the clutch master cylinder. If you need further assistance...
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Transmission
Of course you have to think about what could have gone wrong with the clutch job. The only thing I can imagine would be if an axle joint has come loose allowing the transmission to freewheel. That won't have anything...
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There is a noise coming from the transmission.
Hi there. The noise could be coming from a clutch pack slipping with no frictions left causing a whining noise. The other thing that could cause the noise is the gears are worn and moving around too much. I recommend...
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Wont start
You did not include the transmission type but since you stated it was in first gear I will base my conclusions on it being a manual transmission. When you panicked to stop the vehicle you foot may have hit the...
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Car doesn't have power in the lower gears.
The issue is the clutch is slipping. When the transmission is in second gear, the power train is in an in between gear ratio and will cause the vehicle to have a loss of power during acceleration. I recommend seeking...
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Whistling noise coming from car
You should have the clutch release bearing noise checked by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic.com to see how much noise the release bearing is making and how long before it will fail. The noise is from a worn out...
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Clutch problem 1999 Toyota Camry
Hi there - I suspect the throwout bearing on your clutch has failed. The squeal, whether the clutch pedal is depressed or not, indicates the bearing has worn out. The drop of the clutch pedal when you press it, and...
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My vehicle will not move when in gear and you can move the shifter even when not pushing in the clutch 2008 Honda Civic
Hi there. It sounds like your clutch has failed. When it fails completely you will usually get a burning smell and you will have a complete disconnect from the transmission and engine. You are going to need a new clutch....
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Is there any risk if I bypass my clutch sensor temporarily, and doing any harm? 1995 Nissan Pathfinder
Hi there - if I understand your question correctly, you are suggesting that you bypass the clutch safety switch. This switch keeps you from starting the engine unless the clutch is fully depressed. Bypassing this switch, even temporarily, is primarily...
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Where do I find the fill spot to check replalce clutch fluid on a 1984 dodge rampage?
The clutch master cylinder reservoir is on the right of the brake master cylinder. It is smaller and round when compared to the brake master cylinder. You should fill to the full level, If reservoir is empty then you have...
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cant get into reverse while car is on.
If you are having to bleed the clutch hydraulic circuit repeatedly, you should have that inspected and repaired. Obviously, there is a leak that is admitting air. Once the clutch is functioning, the gear shift issue would be evaluated, if...
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The clutch went out and clutch fluid leaking out.
Check the slave cylinder under the vehicle and see if the seal blew out. Fill up the clutch master cylinder if its low and pump the clutch pedal a couple of times and then look for the leak. Pull back...
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Car won't go into gear. 2002 Audi A4 Quattro
Hi there - Your symptoms describe the behavior to expect when your clutch hydraulics go out (clutch master and clutch slave cylinders). Check your clutch fluid level - it may be low. If the fluid level is low, this usually...
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My car won't start after replacing the clutch.
Check the harness to the crankshaft position sensor as it is has a fused wire completing the circuit. When unplugging the sensor, the engine should not start at all. The only thing that can cause the engine to start with...
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Installed a clutch plus master cylinder. Clutch seems to be not releasing right.
Hi there. There could be air in the clutch hydraulic system. Bleed out all of the air and make sure that the slave cylinder is plunging all the way and retracting all the way. If the clutch hydraulic system is...
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Brake master cylinder leaking, clutch jammed up. Is quote for new clutch that doesn't mention brake master reasonable? 1998 Ford Escort
Hi there - I think the fact that the brake and clutch hydraulic system share the reservoir is confusing how to repair 2 separate issues. For sure, your brake master cylinder appears to be failing, and should be replaced. This...
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Car Wont go into gear
Hello. I'm sure this is been done but ensure that the clutch release bearing and a whole clutch kit was installed when you replaced the clutch. A complete couch job consists of a pressure plate, a flywheel, a clutch disc...
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Hard to shift into gears while the car is on. (Manual) 2007 Acura CSX
Hi there, the failure of your clutch to disengage could be due to two factors: first, air may have gotten into the clutch hydraulic circuit, making the pedal soft or spongy - and the clutch fail to fully disengage. Second,...

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