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Driving down highway, went to downshift as i was slowing down coming to a stop and bolt busted from clutch master cylinder causing pedal to hit floor,after fixing problem car wont go into gear

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Bleed your clutch master cylinder as you would brakes

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Testimonial: "Thanks! have bled it several times, clutch feels good but feels like its not engaging enough"

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