Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Clutch difficult to press

asked by on

I have trouble changing gears while driving my car. When I attempt to change gears, I must press the clutch to the limit so that it would work. It is very hard to press but it is not slipping or anything similar. However, it is very unusual how difficult it is to press it and I haven't had any similar issues while driving other vehicles. What could I do to make it work better? Thanks.

A: The problem you are describing sounds like ...

The problem you are describing sounds like you have a pressure plate that may have a broken spring or the release bearing is binding on the transmission nose cone. I would recommend having the clutch system bled out and new fluid put in to try and see if the system may have air in it. I still think the clutch may have to be replaced. To have this verified, I recommend having a certified technician inspect your clutch issue in person to determine how to proceed with a repair.

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

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: Car stuck in Park - 2010 Honda Civic

Hello - the inability to get the transmission out of Park is likely a failure of the neutral safety switch, preventing the shifter interlock mechanism from releasing the shifter. I would recommend an inspection of the shifter components by a...

Q: Transmission problem 1998 Ford Explorer

Hello. The most likely cause is with the shift solenoids in transmission and/or valve body components. It is also possible that you could have an external electrical problem because the PCM also controls shift points. However, the most common...

Q: Power locks side rear

Hey, thanks for writing in about your 1995 Chevrolet G20. The fuse that unlocks the side and rear doors is the same that unlocks the front doors. However, the power supply to front doors splits off at the door lock...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.