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Q: Why is fluid leaking by my clutch?

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I have fluid leaking from my clutch and Master cylinder

My car has 279858 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: At almost 300,000 miles, it’s not surprisin...

At almost 300,000 miles, it’s not surprising to see some hydraulic leaks. Even with the most meticulous maintenance, the clutch hydraulic components will eventually fail. Most often, the problems show up after the first cold snap of the fall. The rubber in the clutch master and slave cylinder slowly degrades until the fluid can leak past the seals. Weather the Clutch Master or Clutch slave cylinder are leaking, if one is failing the other is not far behind so the best way to a long lasting fix is to replace both parts. If you contact Your Mechanic, they can send a technician to do the job right there at your home or office.

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