My car will not shift out of neutral; however, it idles normally. I have replaced the clutch switch and checked the clutch fluid. The clutch pedal does occasionally disengage from the master cylinder, but prior to this, reattaching it has solved the problem.
I know this sounds terrible, but I have not been able to find the dipstick to check the manual transaxle level on this model. Does anyone know where it is?
Any additional solutions would also be greatly appreciated!
It is back by the firewall on the driver side you can see on the transmission it has a little red top and if you have small enough hands you can reach down around the brake lines and check it without having to remove anything
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This may be two possible issues. If your transmission grinded in the past your transmission may have finally given up the ghost. Also your clutch disk may be broken or worn to the point where you can no longer shift. It seems like the latter your going to have to replace your clutch if your a big on doing it yourself a clutch kit is 400$ at autozone. It may be cheaper online good luck I hope this helps
The clutch hydraulic system has a problem-either the clutch master cylinder or the slave cylinder on the bell housing may be at fault.
If the brake fluid is low in the clutch master cylinder reservoir, there may be a leak to the outside. Refill and check for leaks while someone pumps the clutch pedal. Check around the clutch master cylinder (also under the dash- if wet there around the top of the clutch pedal or if wet on the carpet below the pedal, the master cylinder is leaking.) Check the single line from the clutch master to the bell housing where the slave cylinder is. If no leaks found, likely the clutch master cylinder or the slave cylinder has failed internally.
Is it safe: there won't be any further damage caused by running it, but if shifting gets harder and harder to do, that may cause a driveability problem.
You have air in the clutch system. Check the fluid level in the reservoir . Check for oil leaks at the slave cylinder ( replace if there is oil ) Have the system bled . IF you have fluid and the air comes back then replace the clutch master cylinder as the air will be bypassing the piston cup from blockages in the ports.
There are different faults that may result in the same problems. Check the shift lever linkage. Check the brake light switch located near the pedal. Replace the transmission fluid to drain metal chips in the fluid. If that does not fix the problem, the valve body or the transmission may be damaged. As first action do a full code scanning at the dealer place to reveal if transmission-related code had been stored in main computer and transmission control module.
Could be several things.. I would suggest replace the neutral safety switch, all O2 sensors and fuel and air filters, PVC valve and if needed plugs n wires..
The issue could also be a bad throttle body.. Should be a good idea to get it hooked up to a diagnostic machine - get the codes and then you will know more of what you are dealing with..
check make sure the clutch master cylinder working properly along with slave cylinder. both master and slave don't have to leak fluid to be faulty, the rubber seal inside the unit could be worned and when apply pressure the fluid blow by or seep between the rubber seal causing the the unit not to work properly giving you a weak feel and pressure at the pedal. both unit have to work properly in sync. if one are weak you will have the same issue. clutch should have a good tight feel not sloppy or weak. pressure plate will also play important role, weak pressure plate will also give you a weak pressure feedback from the foot pedal and also will cause the synchronizer in the transmission not to engage and work properly. check this basic item fist before messing with your tranny. clutch master and slave cyc are fairly cheap to fix and replace.