Q: Why would my clutch pedal be stuck on the floor in my 1999 Honda Civic

asked by on January 17, 2017

The clutch pedal is stuck to the floor. It wont move and i cant change gears.
My car has a manual transmission.

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Hello. The most common cause of a clutch pedal not returning to its upright position is a bad clutch master cylinder. When it fails internally it will no longer hold pressure which keeps it from returning up. It can also be caused by a clutch slave cylinder or a failure of the clutch itself. If you want to have this checked out, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you to [diagnose why your clutch is acting like this] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/clutch-is-not-fully-disengaging-inspection

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