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Q: Clutch pedal not working

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The clutch pedal will not press down to the floor.

Hi. This should be inspected more thoroughly to fully understand what is wrong, but there is a chance that the throwout bearing in your clutch has failed and seized on the driveshaft. The throwout bearing is only used when the clutch pedal is pressed down and lets the clutch disc spin independently of the driveshaft. Resting your foot even slightly on the clutch pedal will create enough pressure on the bearing so that it spins constantly greatly reducing the life of the bearing. Be sure to remove your foot completely between gear shifts and leave the car in neutral when stopped for long periods of time. This will greatly reduce the amount of wear on the bearing as it will only spin when shifting gears. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, would be able to help you diagnose the clutch issue further.

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