Q: Clutch pedal went to floor

asked by on January 26, 2016

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.

Clutch is not fully disengaging Inspection $79.99 - $99.99 Get a Quote

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.

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

What others are asking

Charging system warning light.

This may be a sign of a weak battery or a failing voltage regulator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine...

Heater not heating properly when temperatures below freezing outside

The heated seats and steering will take longer in colder weather to get warm. It is not designed to get too hot. The engine heater relies on the engine getting warmed up since it uses engine cooling system for the...

I'm trying to wrap info up for a twin turbo on my hummer H2 Sut and the cost I need help with the price.its a 2005 Sut

Hi there. This would be considered an aftermarket upgrade, which unfortunately is not a service our mobile mechanics can offer at this time. We continually add new service offerings frequently, but at this time we would be unable to offer...

Hi I have 2000 CR-V B20 the engine shut off suddenly and it crank but won't start has more than 215k no sparks is it CPS or coil i

To test the crankshaft position sensor requires an automotive scope (oscilloscope). If there is no spark using a standard spark tester, remove the distributor cap and be sure the rotor actually turns when the engine is cranked. Check the cap...

Tips for sap removal?

The first thing to try since it is hardened is to use a hot soapy water solution. Have the water as hot as you can stand it without burning your hands. The hottest water can be poured onto the sap...

My windshield wipers keep stopping

The wiring in the wiper circuit should be inspected. If the wiring has a short somewhere, or even the relay or wiper switch, are allowing the wiper motor to draw too much voltage, the life span of the wiper motor...

Why would I keep getting air and fluid bleeding through the clutch system in my 2008 Infiniti G35

Hello. You more than likely have a bad clutch master cylinder. These will often have a seal failure on the back side of the cylinder which will either leak or suck in air. Both of these will cause this to...

Rattle noise

Hi there. Either the engine's timing tensioner is loose and not pressurizing up when the engine is started up or the camshaft variable timing solenoid is sticking when the engine oil is thick - cold. I recommend putting in an...

I have a 2016 Honda Civic When I had my cracked windshield re

I am not sure what the difference is between the windshield you had installed and the windshield that Honda would proide would be. However, this sounds to me like the dealership just trying to get more money out of you....

Related articles

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Clutch Cable Adjuster
Common signs include difficulty disengaging, loose clutch pedal, and an excessively tight clutch cable.
2005 Kia Sorento vs. 2005 Chevrolet Blazer: Which One Should I Buy?
SUVs are great for playing out in the mud, taking kids and friends around to different places, as well as just running errands around town. While they are not known to be terrific for gas mileage, that problem is negated...
How to Troubleshoot a Clutch That Won't Fully Disengage
A slipping clutch is a clutch that's not fully disengaging, which could be caused by a broken clutch cable, a hydraulic leak, or incompatible parts.