Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: If slave master cylinder is bad, will that cause the car not to hold when parked in gear?

asked by on

Car had new slave cylinder put in and fixed again under warranty recently. When Mom drove 2 weeks ago lost power(not motor). I looked. and drove car and could't find any problem. 1 week later same loss of power. I checked car and wong drive. Just rolls like in neutral when in gear. Transmission shop over phone says clutch. Could a fault slave master cylinder cause car not to hold when parked in gear or not have any power to transmission. Do we have them fix warranteed sleeve. again. Or does it sound like needs clutch.

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: From your explanation of the situation, it ...

From your explanation of the situation, it sounds to me like your vehicle may need a new clutch. If you are in gear and the vehicle struggles to move and the engine speed increases, the transmission is slipping. A failure in the hydraulic part of the system may make it difficult to drive the vehicle or change gears. Consider hiring an experienced technician like one from YourMechanic who can come by and take a closer look at your slipping clutch and offer a more personal diagnosis.

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

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: My clutch pedal goes to the floor and doesn't return

Check clutch pedal assembly bracket for breakage or mis-position. It's also possible that the pressure plate is to blame. However, before diagnosing that you do have to confirm the hydraulics work. Even though the master and slave are "new", these...

Q: vehicle doesnt move when transmission is engage

If the transmission functioned prior to the service, one of two things may have happened. First of all, it could be that the mechanic did not perform the transmission service properly and the level is low. The other option is...

Q: Noise when braking at low speed

Hello. I am not sure of your description of the sound, but I think you are describing a brake rotor runout causing the brake pads to gyrate and make a noise at low speeds and light braking it is most...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
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...