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My clutch fluid is leaking inside the car when I press on the clutch pedal. The clutch is brand new.

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I would look into a new master cylinder for the clutch. because the clutch itself has been replaced does not mean they also changed the clutch hydraulic system which has a master and a slave.

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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.

Is it safe: there won't be any further damage caused by running it, but if shifting gets harder and harder to do, that may cause a driveability problem.

Jun 24, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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My 2001 nissan sentra clutch only engages at the top range of the pedal.

low fluid indicates a loss of fluid so top it up Check the slave cylinder for leaks at the piston . If ok replace the clutch master cylinder as the compensating port is blocking and not allowing the fluid to return to the reservoir and is holding the clutch off.

Mar 16, 2014 | 2001 Nissan Sentra

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How to bleed clutch

Check the fluid-reservoir for your clutch. If there is low/no fluid, top it up. Pump the pedal a few times first .. and check underneath the car for a fluid leak.

If the fluid reservoir is full, don't bother checking under the car for leaks.

Usually, the clutch master cylinder has a 'nipple' - a bleed point. Get someone to pump the clutch pedal for you a few times and keep it pressed down. Place a rag on the nipple and slightly undo the nut. Any air in the system should be forced out. You may have to open/close the nipple (nut) 2 or 3 times whilst somebody pumps and holds down the clutch pedal.

If there is no nipple/nut on the clutch master cylinder, follow the metal tube back up into the engine compartment and bleed the air out of it by putting a cloth around the topmost point where it connects to something else, and slightly undo the connection. The clutch pedal should be pressed down whilst you do this ..

If there's no air forced out of the hydraulic line or the clutch still does not build pressure, it may well be that the rubber ring inside clutch master cylinder is perished. You either have to fit a new rubber ring or replace the clutch master cylinder.

Replacing the clutch master cylinder is the best option. The bore of the master cylinder can wear - become 'ovalled' over time. Fitting a new rubber ring into a master cylinder that has a worn bore is only a short-term cure.

A perished rubber ring or worn clutch cylinder bore simply allows hydraulic fluid to be 'moved' without becoming pressurised

Dec 01, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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I hardly have any clutch pedal and have to press it all the way to the floor to engage. Time for a new clutch?

Before condemning the clutch, check the clutch hydraulics. If the hydraulics are failing, the clutch it self could be fine. In your engine compartment, there should be two aluminum cylinders coming out of the fire wall. One will be attached to the brake booster and the other directy to the fire wall. Check the fluid level in the one at the fire wall. Top it off with Dot 3 brake fluid. CAUTION! Brakefluid will damage the paint on your car, so if you spill any on it or touch the surface with a fluid saturated rag, rinse it off with water!
If the fluid level is low, top it off and then pump the pedal rapidl rapiidly. It should come up to a normal height for a short period of time at which point you should be able to drive the car and see if the clutch it self feels normal, No slippage and no grinding of gears. The fluid loss is usually from the master cylinder. From inside the car, with a small light, follow the clutch pedal up to where the rod the pedal pushes can be seen entering the fire wall. Look for traces of fluid leaking out of the back of the cylinder. If the clutch master cylinder has failed, I usually recommend replacing the slave cylinder at the same time.

Aug 12, 2011 | 2005 Subaru Legacy

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Clutch pedal has no pressure and goes straight to the floor when pressed. clutch disk is in good condition. parked the car the night before was working perfect. next morning no pressure and out of fluid....

Pump the clutch pedal and then check for leaks again, including under the dash where the rod from the pedal goes into the clutch master cylinder. Once you find the leak, replace what's leaking and bleed the system to restore the pressure (bleeds from the slave unit, just like bleeding brakes)

May 30, 2011 | 1996 Honda Civic

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Clutch cylinder possibly leaking. Fluid level not changed, but clutch does not disengage when pedal is pressed. No resistance in pedal.

assuming the linkage at the clutch is not broken, this symptom indicates a failed master cylinder. First check to see that slave piston is not coming out when pedal is pushed in (if it is, the problem is inside the clutch housing). You might also try bleeding the system before buying a new master cylinder. Let me know if you need any instructions.


Dec 05, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Avenger

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Have you bled the clutch system? Any leaks in the cylinder? I would try those first. Is the reservoir full of fluid? You can also adjust the nut on the cable to adjust the clutch linkage.

Apr 19, 2010 | 1995 Ford Escort

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Fluid is leaking inside the firewall at the top of

Either there was some fluid there from the failed unit you replaced or the replacement is defective. Clean it up really well and work the clutch a few times, If new fluid appears, chances are the new one is leaking. Watch the fluid level...Is it going down? If it is that verifies a leak.
Good luck...hope its just residue!! (I hate doing jobs twice)

Apr 09, 2009 | 1988 Chevrolet S-10

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Clutch pedal low near floor, can the clutch be adjusted?

hi the clutch on accent is hydraulic operation so if pedal is very low on disengaging clutch ? you may have a problem with the hydraulics 1st thing to check is fluid level? this is the reservoir that feeds both brakes and clutch but is seperaterated inside if fluid low? top up and bleed the slave cyl however if fluid low indicates a leak ? possibly slave cyl? if no loss of fluid ? then prob may be fault in the master cyl ? check fluid come back with any update please ps if this problem has just occured? check for leaks ?

Feb 02, 2009 | 2005 Hyundai Accent

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I have a 1987 toyota corolla stick shift and i am having a leak problem. For some reason when i press the cluth pedal some fluid starts leaking.

If it is leaking fluid inside the car, It sounds like to me you have a leaking clutch master cyl, if so replace and bleed system. 

Nov 25, 2008 | 1987 Toyota Corolla 2 Door

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