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My clutch is still working althogh when i go to change gear i have to apply almost no pressure to the clutch it just goes down, then towards the end i have to push a little bit harder and i can get it into gear. I can not smell any clutch which is also strange any ideas on what might be wrong

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Either your slave or master cylinder is failing. Your car surely uses a hydraulic system and this is how they fail.
Depending on the mileage of your car, the clutch is probably still serviceable but I would replace both ends of the hydraulic system since the system will have to be bled after the repair anyhow.

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For component location, refer to Disassembled Views in this section.
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For component location, refer to Disassembled Views in this section.
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For component location, refer to Disassembled Views in this section.
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For component location, refer to Disassembled Views in this section.
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For component location, refer to Disassembled Views in this section.
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For component location, refer to Disassembled Views in this section.
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For component location, refer to Disassembled Views in this section.
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