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Clutch pedal sometimes engages when near floor

Original clutch, 135,000 miles. Clutch pedal almost always engages clutch when most of the way out, but now it sometimes engages clutch when released only an inch or two. Generally the near-floorboard engagement occurs after a stop. On very rare occasions, after stopping the car will try to creep ahead with clutch pedal to the floor if brake isn't kept on. But most shifts work normally, with clutch engagement occurring when pedal is most of the way out.

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  • refsn001 Mar 01, 2009

    Fluid level is fine, no sign of any leaks at both cylinders and lines. But I did notice a slow leak of radiator coolant onto the slave cylinder boot and release lever boots. Could this cause the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Clutch engages/disengages very close to floor, less than an inch. Otherwise seems to shift fine. A little resistance going into third gear either up or down shifting. Pumping clutch pedal prior to use does not seem to change the feel of pedal.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    low pedal to engage clutch

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    engaging clutch will not put car into gear

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Hi. Let me try to lend you a bit of assistance, also.
My fellow expert Benimur is very correct with his input to you.

But...Air does not get into your clutch hydraulics unless the fluid has leaked out at some point. As long as the cylinders and tubes are intact, I would doubt that air is the issue. Short of pulling the transaxle, and inspecting the clutch, there is really no other way to determine your issue properly.

Personally, I think that you haven internal problem with the clutch assembly. It could be worn fingers on the clutch plate, a worn clutch disc, or something as simple as the throwout bearing is hanging up on the input shaft collar.

If Beni's suggestions does not help, you are going to need to pull the trans off, and inspect the clutch items mentioned above.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Your concern was brought to the attention of the members of this community by out Community Manager. Other than what our fellow mrgreenz has posted, no other easy user checks that could be proposed.

Based on your last reply, the leak is significant. Everytime the clutch pedal is engaged and released back, air enters the system. Unlike the clutch fluid, air is compressible. Upon stepping again on the clutch, the fluid does its work and pushed on the slave to push on the clutch fork and disengage the clutch. If air is present in the system along with the fluid, the air gets compressed. The result is the slave does not push the entire length of its travel and the effect is the the clutch fork does not disengage fully. The end result is clutch is partially engage when shifting, very noisy gears when shifting and car will still crawl when in gear even if clutch is pressed.

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Check fluid level on clutch reservoir. Check also for any leaks at the clutch clyinders and lines. if it is low on fluid, or you have to drain fluid, remember to bleed the clutch.Have somebody pump the clutch and turn the clutch bleeding screw until only fluid comes out.

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