Q: Clutch pedal will not retract

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I have a manual transmission, and the clutch pedal will not retract when depressed.

The most common cause of a clutch pedal that will not retract is the clutch itself, or the slave cylinder. With the clutch not disengaging, this vehicle is not safe to be driven until the repairs have been completed. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your clutch problem and repair any issue you may have.

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