Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Why does my clutch pedal sink to the floor and dosent come back up?

asked by on

i just got finished changing my clutch when i went to push my clutch pedal and it sunk to the floor so i pumped it various of times. then i put clutch fluid in and i bleed the fluid to let the air out of the system. when i press my clutch my clutch slave cylinder does not move it does not compress! i noticed when i was putting my transmission in my clutch fork and throw out bearing kept falling off is it possible that could be the problem even though i got my transmission on without any problems!
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Hi - there are 2 main causes for the clutch...

Hi - there are 2 main causes for the clutch going all the way to the floor. First - check that the return spring on the clutch pedal is in place. Second - I see you bled the system - bleed the system again. This is how I would do it - use a short length of hose connected to the bleeder screw, run that hose into a cup half full with recommended fluid...fill the reservoir, then have one person pump the pedal while the other opens the bleeder screw and watches until NO BUBBLES come out (and makes sure the reservoir doesn't run dry). Then close the screw fill the reservoir to the mark, and test her out. If you would consider, YourMechanic can send a certified technician to you and assist you in troubleshooting this clutch issue.

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!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Need to know if the fasteners are metric or sae

This vehicle will have a mix of both metric and SAE on the vehicle. This early years of vehicles were a mix.

Q: Trouble shifting into first gear

Hello. It is not normal for your clutch to have problems after being replaced a year ago. The cause of this is most likely due to a failure of the slave cylinder. There are other less common causes for the...

Q: Can't start car

The parking brake mechanism controls the rear brakes, and if the rear brakes, or the parking brake cable is overtightened, the brakes may bind. Also, if the parking cables are rusted excessively, then the cables may bind and cause the...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...