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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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Clutch slave cylinder replacement 1997 Ford Ranger
Hello - first task is to check the fluid level in the clutch hydraulics reservoir. This may be the same reservoir as the brake master cylinder - both use brake fluid. If fluid level is adequate, the clutch master cylinder...
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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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Clutch wont disengage 1993 Ford Ranger
Hello - first off, yes, the clutch disc "spring side" faces the pressure plate. Second - several problem could be causing the clutch to fail to disengage. A frozen, or failing pilot bearing can cause the same symptom as a...
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Q: 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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How do I stop the transmission from leaking brake fluid in a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer
Hi there. First off, the transmission and brake system are separate and utilize different oils. If you're leaking oil from the slave master cylinder (which is a clutch component), it's transmission fluid that might be leaking. If you've been told...
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Ford Ka clutch feels high - just need some advice! 2006 Ford Ka
Hello - the behavior you describe suggest that the clutch disc is fairly worn. Since it takes less clutch pedal motion to "unclamp" the disk indicates the there is less clutch disc thickness, less pressure place movement and less clutch...
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How long does it take to replace a slave cylinder on an 03'Honda Element
Hi there. The time of labor to remove and replace the clutch slave cylinder on a 2003 Honda Element is about 3 and a half to 4 hours to replace including bleeding the hydraulic system. If you need further assistance...
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Clutch engaged with pedal up or down issue? 2006 Mazda 3
Hi there - there are several possibilities here - none of them pleasant, and all will require removal of the transmission to get to the failed bit. It is possible the pilot bearing has seized up - which would make...
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Clutch pedal in Toyota pickup goes to the floor
When the clutch pedal is applied in a system such as yours, a piston is actuated in the clutch master cylinder, forcing fluid to act upon the pushrod of the slave cylinder. The slave cylinder's pushrod then activates the clutch...
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Description of Problem: clutch master cylinder leak 1993 Ford Ranger
Hi there - your clutch fluid line leak may be a problem with the connector thread for either the master cylinder itself, or the fluid line going to the slave cylinder. I recommend a fluid leak inspection performed by a...
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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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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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I have a power steering issue after doing a donut. The pump no longer assists at idle, only when the rpms are up. No leaks and fl
Hello, thank you for writing in. The power steering pump has likely failed. The pump gets its power from the drive belt, if it is tight, the power steering pump should be supplying plenty of hydraulic pressure at idle speeds....
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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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Q: My clutch is not working.
Go under the vehicle and see if the return spring has came off the slave cylinder on the clutch assembly. If the return spring is there, then look to see if the slave cylinder is pushed all the way out....
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Driving downhill my Traction Light and ABS light came on. 2009 Buick LaCrosse.
Hello. The traction light and ABS light are like a check engine light for your braking system. If an issue is detected the light will illuminate and code will be stored inside of the ABS module. I suggest that a...
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All of a sudden the clutch pedal has no resistance and I am unable to put it in any gear while running the engine. 1999 Dodge Dakota
Hello - as you suspect, the clutch hydraulics have likely failed. Check for low clutch fluid (may share a reservoir with the brake master cylinder). If the fluid is low, check for brake fluid at the clutch slave cylinder or...
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Clutch won't engage 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
Hello - your clutch is operated by a hydraulic master cylinder/slave cylinder arrangement. If the failure was sudden, as you describe, it's likely a hydraulic fluid (rubber) hose that failed, but that should be confirmed before parts are ordered up....
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Vehicle won't go into gear when running, when turned off, vehicle will go into gear but won't start. 1998 Ford Explorer
Hello - your clutch hydraulics are the problem here. Check the clutch hydraulics fluid level - and it may share the same reservoir as the brake master cylinder (both use brake fluid as the hydraulic medium). If fluid needs to...

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