Something is leaking under the hood, i think it myt be clutch and brake fluid. my car does not have a clutch cable, it has a disc instead but i think it might have a hose that is leaking..is it just a matter of finding the hole in the hose and patchin it up or buying a whole new hose and stuff. the Mechanic quoted me $500 for a whole new clutch kit and labour. which is more than wat i paid for the car. please help email email@example.com thanks for your time
First of all
you never patch a clutch hose or brake hose.
ok what fluid are you loosing?
just find the leak and call your local auto parts store and get a hose and replace it. then bleed the system.
but remember ther always is a master and slave cyls in the system that can also leak.
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You have a small resevoir under the hood, like the brake fluid resevoir. This holds brake fluid also for your clutch master cylinder. See that it has fluid in it. If empty, you have a leak. If full, have someone work the clutch pedal and watch from under the vehicle to see if the clutch slave cylinder is pushing the rod in and out. (Located on the passenger side transmission bellhousing)
i dont see what car you have, but most clutches are hydraulic these days. under the hood on the firewall there should be a small fluid cylinder called a clutch slave cylinder. it should be full of brake fluid. when it leaks, the pedal feels strange and it will not release the clutch. usually when the fluid leaks it it due to a failed slave cylinder on the transmission.
Well, it's something any everyday do it yourselfer would take on. ( What portion of the 99% are we?) The important thing is to stop the leak. It is the reason you are grinding gears (cringe!), and could quickly lead to expensive damage. Clutch (or brake) fluid is a hydraulic fluid, which works under pressure. A leak lowers pressure and reduces the effectiveness of your clutch. So to avoid the cost of a new or rebuilt transmission, stop the leak! You need a few tools, of course....honestly, let a mechanic review your work after you fix the leak, because likely the clutch system will need to be bled down at the transmission to restore it to full efficiency.
ok , there is not dip stick on interplay engine. you can check from speed sensor. if you want to change or flushing the new one. please remove drain plug for go out oil from below. and than open speed sensor for filling the oil, but be carefully. because there are so many critical part (rotary pulse encoder speed).
there is not transmission fluid in a manual transmission, only a pressure clutch that should have a canister located on the firewall under the hood. Not a big canister. Smaller than the brake fluid canister. And it takes brake fluid. If your clutch is working fine your fluid level is probably fine. Usually only have problems with them when the slave cyl. gets a leak. And if it were leaking your clutch would probably fail.
The manual transmission cluch is powered by the power brake system and share fluid. Check your brake fluid level to see if it is low. If it is low, you have your culprit! Just add more fluid to the brakes and you should be fine. If you think you might have a leak, have it checked. Brake fluid is flamible and an overheated cluch could cause it to catch fire.
Pretty good chance it's the clutch but check the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder for leaks (also line between). A drastic change often is caused by failure of either component...generally if clutch fails, it is a gradual process (similar to how a brake pad wears)