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Q: How do I tell if the master or slave cylinder is causing the clutch to malfunction?

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The pedal engages but upon returning it does not have its normal smooth function does this almost every time the clutch is pushed and I shift a gear then the pedal does not wanna come back

My car has 140 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Hello there, many common faults will preven...

Hello there, many common faults will prevent your clutch from returning smoothly on your 2001 Subaru Forester. The most common are a faulty clutch cable, a leak in the clutch system, a faulty slave cylinder, master cylinder, throw out bearing, or a failing clutch.

A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your clutch issues and replace the slave cylinder or master cylinder if needed.

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