Q: Can't pressurize the hydraulics

asked by on

I replaced the clutch slave cylinder. There was no fluid coming from the master cylinder, which was replaced 70,000 miles ago, so I think everything is okay there. I cannot seem to pressurize the hydraulics with the gravity bleed, traditional two man, or the single man pumping methods. The clutch pedal continues to fall to the floor.

Most likely, the master cylinder has gone bad as well. 70,000 miles is a long time ago. The only other thing that you could try is either pressure, or vacuum bleeding the clutch system, with one of the many different systems available. You may also want to ask for help from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic, in bleeding your clutch fluid system, if deemed necessary after an inspection of the clutch pedal and hydraulic system.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Can't pressurize the hydraulics

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: Q: How do I remove the cylinder head?

The cylinder head bolts on this engine are tightened to 65 ftlb or 88 nm. Over time the bolts that go into the cooling system passages may have corroded in the holes. You should use a large breaker bar and...

Q: car stalls every time i put in the clutch

Any time the battery is disconnected the computer will reset idle control to when the car is new and may stall if the throttle body and idle control valve and mass air sensor if equipped is dirty and need to...

Q: Q: Car not going into gear

Typically there are two failures that will cause the same symptom your describing. A badly worn clutch or linkage, which is controlled either mechanically or hydraulically. Another possibility is that the clutch slave cylinder has failed. Have a certified mechanic...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.