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2004 cavalier clutch pedal stays on floor,clutch not slipping. do i change clutch master cyl

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This appears to be a common problem with 2004 Cavaliers. My 2004 Cavalier just reached 221,000 miles, yes, on one clutch. It finally went out. Here are your best solutions in order: 1-bleed hydraulic line, 2-if there is a leak from inside the transaxle the problem is most likely your clutch release cylinder, it's the fitting at the end of your hydraulic line that plugs into the transaxle from the outside, it's a dealer only item, part# 89060003, the part item is actually called the hydraulic line but it comes with the release cylinder, can't buy the release cylinder by itself, approx. $105.00, 3-if that doesn't fix it, the next step I recommend is replacing the master cylinder simply cause it's cheaper (approx. $75) and easier to replace, 4-if none of those fix it then it's your slave cylinder, I recommend this solution last cause it's the most expensive and time consuming, the transmission must be removed from the vehicle, not for novice do-it-yourselfers, also, if this step is required then I suggest you replace the clutch and pressure plate as they will be exposed also since you're going to have the transmission out anyway

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Check for fluid leaks first along the line. Also check the mechanical linkage. Then try bleeding it. Changing the master cylinder is your last resort. That way you dont buy parts you don't need.

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    This appears to be a common problem with 2004 Cavaliers. My 2004 Cavalier just reached 221,000 miles, yes, on one clutch. It finally went out. Here are your best solutions in order: 1-bleed hydraulic line, 2-if there is a leak from inside the transaxle the problem is most likely your clutch release cylinder, it's the fitting at the end of your hydraulic line that plugs into the transaxle from the outside, it's a dealer only item, part# 89060003, the part item is actually called the hydraulic line but it comes with the release cylinder, can't buy the release cylinder by itself, approx. $105.00, 3-if that doesn't fix it, the next step I recommend is replacing the master cylinder simply cause it's cheaper (approx. $75) and easier to replace, 4-if none of those fix it then it's your slave cylinder, I recommend this solution last cause it's the most expensive and time consuming, the transmission must be removed from the vehicle, not for novice do-it-yourselfers, also, if this step is required then I suggest you replace the clutch and pressure plate as they will be exposed also since you're going to have the transmission out anyway

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