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Clutch pedal has no pressure and makes an air relief sound when i turn off engine

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Well, it seems to be a hydraulic clutch, meaning it works by oil pressure. The reservoir is under the hood against the firewall and is usually very close to the brake reservoir. Both take the same dot3 brake fluid that can be purchased at the auto parts store. Make sure they both have the proper levels in them. Your clutch has definitely got air in the lines from a low fluid issue or the clutch master or slave cylinder needs replacing or rebuilding.

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