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Clutch leaking Just got my car out of shop again. It is a 97 5 speed Pathfinder. When we got it home it started leaking all of the clutch fluid on ground. Apparently leaking from seal going into clutch.

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Remove cylinder ,strip the seal and piston out ,rub bore with some fine emery papery (wet and dry) oil paper first then clean and refit with a new seal.mount slave cylinder quick bleed and job done

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