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Leaking brake fluid now my clutch not working !!! help

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Are you sure it was brake fluid leaking? If you were leaking transmission fluid then that could cause some of the mechanical workings to stall, in turn causing the clutch to freeze-up. The other (more likely) problem is that you were leaking hydraulic fluid for the hydraulic clutch.

It sounds like you will probably have a hydraulic clutch, and fluid was leaking. If you accidentally topped-up the hydraulic fluid for the clutch with brake fluid, that would be an interesting scenario... not sure how the mis-match would work out. If the hydraulic clutch fluid is simply low, you can flush it out, put new fluid in there and get it to a dealer to repair the clutch

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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SOURCE: radiator fluid leak

Do this test, bypass your heater core by removing both hoses and connect them together with a small threaded pipe coupling and then worm gear clamp them on to the coupling. Be sure to mark one of then with a tye wrap so you will know if its top/bottom/left or right. Then run it a few days and routinely check for leaks if there are'nt any more leaks then you either had a small hair line tear or crevice corrosion at one of the hoses at the fire wall or there is a small leak just inside the fire wall on the heater core. When reinstalling the hoses cut a 1/4 of a inch off of them and then reinstall and recheck for the leak. If you still see it then its internal then there is the real pain of changing the heater core. Good Luck :?) DRRXR

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SOURCE: CLUTCH LINE LEAK AT HOSE FITTING AT SLAVE CYLINDER

Use a copper washer like on the brake lines, not an o ring.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Clutch fluid resevoir

Clutch fluid and brake fluid are the same thing. It's usually only sold with the label "Brake Fluid", but it is used in the clutch system as well. In fact, a lot of vehicles only have the one reservoir for both brake and clutch systems. You should use DOT 4 or higher grade. Cheers.

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SOURCE: Unsure if empty reservoir is for clutch.

If it is a bright green, it is probably antifreeze, the reservoir for that is usually around 1/2 to 1 gallon. If it is about a cup to pint size, it may be clutch fluid. It should smell about the same as brake fluid. Usually clear or brownish clear in color.

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks, that should give me the answer, definitely not a brown colour, quite probably the coolant and thus all should be ok as this is full, both radi"

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