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Clutch pedal stays to floor after driving for a while any ideas as to why?

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  • john r May 02, 2013

    I had the same problem on two occasions. Both occasions were preceded by a lengthy and steady rain. The clutch pedal goes to the floor and stays. Moving it by hand in and out, it squeaks! After another 15 minutes drivng with left foot bare to use toes to pull the clutch out, it works fine again.

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This sounds like your Kia's clutch master cylinder may be faulty. First, check to make sure it has enough fluid. If all looks well there, this may be a case of a faulty master cylinder. The clutch master cylinder will act much the same way as a brake master cylinder when it fails. Simply, the pedal will begin to 'sink' as what's happening in your case.

You should be able to locate this unit on or near the firewall, but I'm not exactly sure where it is on your vehicle. It'll be a smaller version of your brake master cylinder, and is usually located pretty close to it.

After locating it, if it looks to be low on fluid or empty, check around it for leaks to make sure the fluid lines aren't leaking, the resevoir isn't leaking, etc. If they are, you'll need to make any necessary repairs, refill the resevoir with fluid, and then bleed the master cylinder.

I hope this at least gives you some insight into some things to check! :) Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

-Jason

Posted on May 06, 2010

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