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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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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 much should it cost for parts and labor to replace a clutch hose on a Toyota T100?
Hi Rebecca. Thanks for contacting us today. I have forwarded your inquiry to our sales and service department, so they can look up the part for you and determine if one of our mobile mechanics is able to complete the...
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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 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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Clutch pedal is stuck to the floor, low pressure any ideas?
Your clutch master cylinder is probably out of fluid. Topping it off probably won't do the trick because it now has air in the system that needs to be bled out. You might be able to get some activity out...
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Installed Stage 2 clutch and clutch won't disengage. Is the clutch misaligned or is it something else?2008 Subaru Impreza
Hello. It sounds like the clutch disc is backwards. If it is then it will act this way. You will either need to remove the transmission again or have a certified shop do it.
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Miata won't shift into gears. Clutch seems fine! It will go into all gears when car is off. help!
Your car may have more than one problem with the clutch. You should first check the clutch hydraulic master cylinder to make sure you have fluid in it and pump the clutch pedal several times before you try and start...
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Clutch replacement
This is not one of the services that can be done on a mobile service call due to complexity of the service needed.
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My Smart Fortwo has a misfire on cylinder 2. The spark plugs are oily and besides that the clutch actuator needs to be replaced
Hello, thank you for writing in. The issues will need to be evaluated before we can determine what the best plan of action would be. At this point, we cannot determine how long the repairs will last, or if they...
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I just got a new clutch but after an hour of driving it stopped going into gear and stuck on neutral.
first try to put transmission into gears with engine off to see if the problem is in the shift linkage or it is inside the transmission or it is in the clutch if it only happens when running.
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Method used to replace clutch fluid
There are two different methods that can be used. One is to use pressure on the master cylinder with fluid and push new fluid through the system. The other method is to use a vacuum at the clutch slave cylinder...
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why does my car won't go into gear?
You should check and see with engine off if the clutch slave is moving the clutch when pedal is pressed. If it does not move or take a couple pumps to move then you either have air in system or...
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05 Acura tl 6 spd will not accelerate
First see if engine will rev up out of gear to see f problem is engine throttle or you have a slipping transmission clutch. If engine runs good and revs normally then have the transmission clutch checked for needing replacement....
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Can a bad master cylinder cause the clutch to go out as if someone was riding it?
The fact that you have been driving the vehicle with the defective clutch master cylinder would not have caused the clutch problem if you would have had it fixed as soon as the problem was evident. The clutch was not...
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Just replaced pressure plate and clutch disc wondering if it's possible that I put it in backwards would my truck still run
The clutch cannot be put in wrong. If you have are having problem with the clutch not releasing then you may have to pump the pedal up and down all the way down and up to to get the clutch...
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My 2012 Scion tC will over rev when I'm trying to accelerate.
If your clutch is slipping you will be able to hear the engine rev, and the tachometer rise without any apparent acceleration of the car. It tends to happen in the higher gears because that is when the load on...
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my car only moves when I release clutch fuly after enganing gear
Hello, thank you for writing in. The clutch needs to be inspected and likely needs to be replaced. With that being said, further inspection and testing needs to be done first. You want to inspect your pressure plate as well....
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Why after replacing the clutch does the clutch pedal have proper remission that only last a few weeks before the pedal tension is
You should check to see if clutch pedal free travel is less than 1/2 inch and then check the clutch reservoir to see if you lost fluid? If you are low on fluid then you may have a leak in...
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clutch & slave cylinder
You should replace the clutch slave cylinder as it incorporates the release bearing. The release bearing is the part that gets worn and may fail in a short time if you decide to not replace it. Even if the slave...

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