Q: Clutch pedal went to floor

asked by on

The clutch pedal went to floor while I was driving. At first it would stay on floor and I could pull it back up. Now it moves freely, but I have no clutch to change gears.

A bad slave cylinder can cause symptoms like the one you are describing. The slave cylinder is a hydraulic piston that actually pushes on the pressure plate to release or engage the clutch as necessary. If the cylinder develops a hydraulic leak, it will not work. The hydraulic system is a sealed system and when it develops a leak, it draws in air every time you step on the clutch pedal. The air develops air pockets in the system making the situation seem worse. I would definitely suggest seeking the assistance of a qualified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to help you determine the cause of your clutch issue. Some slave cylinders are located externally, but in some cases the transmission will need to be removed in order to replace it.

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

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Clutch pedal went to floor

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: After I start my car it makes a weird noise.

We need to determine what type of noise the car is making, and in what area of the engine or transmission the noise is coming from. From my experiences most noises come from the belt or pulleys on cars and...

Q: no clutch, fully adjusted, do i start at gearbox or peddle, 2001 au11 falcon

Hi there. Assuming the clutch is inoperative and the clutch cable is okay. Not knowing the mileage, the vehicle may be due for a clutch replacement. Typically when a clutch fails. It will go into gear when you depress the...

Q: My windshield wipers won't turn off on my Cadillac CTS 2005.

The switch contacts are welded (stuck) shut OR the circuit is being powered due to a wiring fault or some sort of short. It is also possible that relay contacts in the wiper circuit are stuck on, regardless of switch...

Related articles

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.
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.