Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: 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

asked by on

Is the clutch hydraulic assembly bad? how do I test it? Could it be something the matter with the clutch itself

My car has 230000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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 under the truck at that point. It is possible, but unlikely, that the failure is with the clutch pressure plate. Most likely the clutch slave cylinder has worn out, leaked fluid out, and now air is in the clutch line. Sometimes, however, the clutch master cylinder fails, and leaks fluid onto the carpet under the drivers foot area. I recommend a clutch isn’t working inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, confirm this diagnosis, and give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • 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

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Engine in my Dodge Dakota truck with 105,000 miles is making a weird noise like a clothes dryer. I am not noticing any problems wi

With regard to maintenance, yes the transfer case oil should be changed as well as the engine coolant. YourMechanic can dispatch a certified mechanic to perform both of those services on a mobile basis. With regard to the engine noise,...

Q: I can't get up to speed, the rpms ramp up, but the speedometer doesnt

This is a clutch that is slipping. Anytime your engine revs up and the vehicle does not increase speed the clutch is slipping. You may have a clutch disc that is worn. Otherwise there may be an oil leak from...

Q: My car is stalling.

There are a couple of factors that may contribute to a vehicle stalling. One area is air metering and fuel delivery. If the fuel pump experiences a failure and stops delivering fuel to the engine or the engine control computer...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...