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When i hit a bump my brake peddle goes all the way to the ground and my car doesnt brake when it happens
This is a serious safety issue if it happens to occur at an inopportune time, like during a panic stop on a bumpy road. It sounds like a hydraulic issue, perhaps within the master cylinder. Your entire braking system should...
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new brakes and wheels are getting hot
Hello. Overheating rotors are usually caused by one of two things. It may be possible that the rotors are excessively worn, and are too thin to handle the heat generated when braking. This is more likely if the rotors have...
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what is an HydraulicTensioner?
Hello. A "hydraulic tensioner" is simply a fluid filled device, where the fluid exerts a calibrated amount of pressure on a hardened steel pin that in turn pushes on a pulley arm to keep the timing belt taught. If the...
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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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Truck wont go in gear 1989 Chevy C1500
Hello - I suspect there is still air in the hydraulic line for the clutch. If you bleed the system depending on gravity to bleed it for you, it just won't bleed properly. Pressure-bleeding it from the bottom-up is sometimes...
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Brake pedal goes to the floor
Normally, if there is a hydraulic leak that lets the brake pedal go to the floor, the condition remains until its repaired. with your brakes coming back as you describe, it's hard to say what occurred without knowing more of...
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If the clutch slave cylinder goes out, is it necessary to replace the clutch as well?
Hi there. From the description you have provided, it would be advisable to replace the clutch assembly at 100,000 miles. In order to replace the clutch slave cylinder in your vehicle, the transmission must be removed. The clutch assembly most...
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the dealer said I have hydraulic problems. What would it cost to get it repaired, total cost.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to repair the hydraulic systems of either the power steering or transmission.
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Replacing the clutch master cylinder.
Hi there. The clutch pedal has to be in place first before installing the clutch master cylinder. You can install the clutch pedal after putting in the clutch master cylinder, but you will have to make room to put on...
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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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No pressure at clutch pedal
Hello. If you are not getting any pressure to the pedal then it may be possible that there is an issue with the clutch master cylinder. The clutch master cylinder is the component responsible for generating pressure for the clutch...
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Have had multiple power steering replacements, reservoir, pump, rack, tie ride ends, and belt.
Hi there. Check the power steering and make sure that the pump is working properly as you turn the steering wheel. Listen for any noises that may occur as you turn the steering wheel from lock to lock (left to...
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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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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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No pressure in the clutch. 2003 Ford Escort
Hi there. There seems be a lot of air in the clutch hydraulic system. Check the reservoir on the clutch master cylinder and see if there is any fluid. If there is fluid and it is full and the slave...
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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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Power steering is making noises seems like is looking power does the power steering pump makes the car to automatically stops lock
Noises from the power steering system can be due to low fluid level, as well as a loose drive belt, so be sure to check those two possibilities first. If there is still no resolution, that is if the noise...
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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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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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