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Old 03-24-2018, 05:17 PM   #1
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Exclamation Clutch pedal stuck on the floor, Please help!

I have done over 2 hours of reading on the forum and still having trouble finding an answer. I will try to be as detailed as possible. Any tips would be great!

Couple nights ago as I was backing into my spot, the clutch pedal stuck to the floor and the car lurched and stalled. I ended up having to push it into my parking spot. I check the brake fluid reservoir and see that there is not enough fluid for the line leading to the clutch. I put in more DOT 4 fluid, leave the cap off, and pump the clutch back and forth too many times to count. I check and the fluid level has gone down, so i think great, the air is out of the clutch system. But the clutch is still stuck to the floor and has no resistance. I of course check for leaks, but there is not a leak from either of the lines, and there is not a puddle under the car from the slave/master cylinder. The car can be put in gear when the car is off, but not when it is on. I read something about a possible pressure plate issue? Just not sure at this point.

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Old 03-24-2018, 05:38 PM   #2
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Next step is to properly bleed the clutch. Double check for leaks at the master, slave, and all metal and rubber lines between them. The master leaks onto your carpet.

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I have done over 2 hours of reading on the forum and still having trouble finding an answer. I will try to be as detailed as possible. Any tips would be great!

Couple nights ago as I was backing into my spot, the clutch pedal stuck to the floor and the car lurched and stalled. I ended up having to push it into my parking spot. I check the brake fluid reservoir and see that there is not enough fluid for the line leading to the clutch. I put in more DOT 4 fluid, leave the cap off, and pump the clutch back and forth too many times to count. I check and the fluid level has gone down, so i think great, the air is out of the clutch system. But the clutch is still stuck to the floor and has no resistance. I of course check for leaks, but there is not a leak from either of the lines, and there is not a puddle under the car from the slave/master cylinder. The car can be put in gear when the car is off, but not when it is on. I read something about a possible pressure plate issue? Just not sure at this point.

Any help is appreciated! Thanks! I love this community!
Pumping the clutch pedal a million times will not bleed the air out of the system. You have a leak. Need to figure out where you fluid is going, repair, refill and bleed following the correct procedures for the car.
Best of luck!
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:03 PM   #5
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Ok, update, now i feel stupid haha There is a leak underneath the car in the rear area. I would say that it is underneath middle of the car in between the two rear tires. It is definitely the new Brake fluid I had put in yesterday. The brake reservoir is lower than yesterday as well. I am thinking its the slave. Thoughts?
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Ok, update, now i feel stupid haha There is a leak underneath the car in the rear area. I would say that it is underneath middle of the car in between the two rear tires. It is definitely the new Brake fluid I had put in yesterday. The brake reservoir is lower than yesterday as well. I am thinking its the slave. Thoughts?
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Ok, update, now i feel stupid haha There is a leak underneath the car in the rear area. I would say that it is underneath middle of the car in between the two rear tires. It is definitely the new Brake fluid I had put in yesterday. The brake reservoir is lower than yesterday as well. I am thinking its the slave. Thoughts?
I'm sure it is the clutch slave cylinder leaking fluid, you may be able to replace the rubber seal onto the cylinder, but if it has a lot of miles, (50K+) you should probably replace it while you are in there. Be sure to read up on this whole procedure on Pelican parts .com tech info section 1st.
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This is a job that when you first look up, you'll think there's no way to reach the slave. You can do it. Read the guidance and hang with it.
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