Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Clutch pedal not working

asked by on

The clutch pedal will not press down to the floor.

A: Hi. This should be inspected more thoroughl...

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.

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: P0118 - Need help!! 2002 Ford Escort

Hello - the P0118 problem code indicates that the engine computer is not getting a good signal from the coolant temp sensor. Since you have replaced the temp sensor, the problem may be with the wiring to the sensor -...

Q: Might have blew the engine

If the vehicle is not starting, the most likely cause is the battery. If the engine itself has stopped working it will require diagnosis to confirm which component is malfunctioning. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be...

Q: My CV axle won't go in due to a metal piece in transmission.

Hi there. Check the CV shaft and see if the retainer clip is on the end of the splines. If the retainer clip is missing, then the clip fell off inside the transmission. Get a flashlight and a pair of...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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.