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Clutch pedal is soft, difficulty shifting - 1996 Nissan Sentra

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These models use a cable, sounds like a stretched cable

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Sounds like the slave cylinder is shot.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Low / Soft Clutch Pedal, 1995 Rodeo 2W 2.6L

at a minimum the pressure plate but not changing everything while in there would be silly

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Air in the system. The shave is between the engine and trans and even a small leak won't show up. Look in the rubber piece on trans with a light and see if you see any fluid. If you see any then the slave is starting to fail.

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Hi. these are signs of pressure plate failure. This failure is on the horizon. I recommend replacing this worn plate asap, if possible.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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Ford transit 52 plate clutch pedal goes soft then csnt change gear then pump pedal pedal goes back to normal drive for a short while then clutch pedal goes soft again and just repeats as above just bought...


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.

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Well, it would shift easily with engine off, because the transmission input shaft is not turning. Engine running and clutch engaging good, the input shaft would again be stationary and allow smooth shifting.
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this sounds like the clutch slave is goin out, this unit is on the outside of the transmission. Possibly losing pressure!! Your transmission does not use transmission fluid, but instead gear oil. Have the following checked:
1. Clutch Slave (possibly worn)-this will cause soft or hard clutch pedal feel, slipping clutch, unintended clutch release, hard gear engagement, no/insufficient clutch movement.

*2. Clutch pedal Mounting Plate (possibly cracked)-this will cause improper gear engagement, hard gear engagement, soft pedal feel, insufficient clutch movement.

*this plate is located above the clutch pedal itself, apply pressure on the pedal with one hand while inspecting the plate for fatigue cracks(use a bright flashlight). This is very common on these models. This problem will eventually get worst and most mechanics never figure this out.

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Air in the system. The shave is between the engine and trans and even a small leak won't show up. Look in the rubber piece on trans with a light and see if you see any fluid. If you see any then the slave is starting to fail.

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Clutch pressure plate weak.Replace the whole clutch assembely.Hope this was helpfull.

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hi from the uk if the clutch pedal has gone soft ie spongy and you have difficulty engaging gears ? your clutch is hydraulic operated so may i suggest the 1st thing to check is the fluid in the reservoir the brake fluid reservoir also feeds the clutch master cylinder also SO if the fluid level is low /empty on one side of reservoir ? you will have a fluid leak on the clutch somewhere most probably the slave cylinder this is the one at the gearbox/clutch housing if you follow pipework ? it will lead to slave cyl and you may see fluid has leaked hope this helps ? come back e mail with your discovery and may be able to advise on putting it right ? and hopefully save you $$$$$s in repairs at garage ie diy ?

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