Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Clutch will not engage and has no pressure. What is the worst case scenario and estimated cost for repairs at a dealer?

asked by on

Clutch will not engage and has no pressure. I cannot engage any forward or reverse gears. What is the worst case and estimated cost at a dealer

My car has 81000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. From the description you have provided, your clutch will not engage, has no pressure, cannot engage any forward or reverse gears, is difficult to estimate the cost of repair at a dealer.

Diagnosing the inoperative clutch, would help identify repair cost. It could be, no hydraulic pressure is supplied to clutch slave cylinder because, the clutch master cylinder has failed. It could be, the clutch slave cylinder has failed/leaks not moving the clutch throw-out arm as it should. It could be, the clutch pressure plate and/or disc has failed. It could be, the transmission input shaft is seized in the pilot bearing.

To pinpoint this issue, I would recommend having your vehicle’s clutch will not engage and has no pressure condition be diagnosed and repaired by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

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

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Clutch will not engage and has no pressure. What is the worst case scenario and estimated cost for repairs at a dealer?

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: Transaxle light coming on

With the engine fully warmed up and running in PARK, open the hood and look for the transmission dipstick. Pull it out and give it a wipe. Dip it back into the tube and pull it out, this time noting...

Q: Clutch has to manually be lifted from floor

Hello! This reminds me of a similar experience I had last summer. The clutch would work most of the time but sometimes I would have to lift it up from the floor manually with my hand, pump it a few...

Q: Ac water leak by driver side

It is normal for water to leak out of the rubber tube. This tube is called the evaporator drain. It is meant to route the water that comes off of the evaporator core. If the carpet inside the car on...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...