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Clutch pedal sticks to the floor; the brake reservoir was low

At 70K miles, the clutch pedal in my 2006 ford fusion, 2.3L sticks to the floor when shifting from first to second gear; had to use my foot to pry the pedal back up. The fluid was checked shortly after that incident; it was very low.

Refilled using the prescribed dot-3 brake fluid and continued driving.
From stop to first gear, the clutch pedal would either stick to the floor or retract to only 1/2 way. From second to third, same problem, but not as often. From third on up, the shifting and pedal work is fine.
I heard moaning when shifting last week; and prior to that, one day, smelled like something burning briefly (came through the air vents), then it went away.

What is going on? Any ideas?

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  • Edward B Aug 11, 2010

    Had the problem analyzed by the mechanics. It was both the Master and Slave cylinders. They both were failing to maintain the pressure when the clutch pedal was depressed.



    In fact, the mechanic said after examining the fluid, it appears that in 70K miles, the fluid was never changed. This led to the failures of both master and slave cylinders.



    So, do a fluid flush as prescribed by the manufacturer... that will prolong the devices affected!

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We had the same problem with ours. Its the clutch master cylinder.

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I believe your pressure plate is broken and at a minimum will have to be replaced along with the clutch disk.

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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SOURCE: burning smell

The sulphur smell is the result of the emmisions control system. I have an 06 Expedition with the exact same engine and emmisions system as yours. When the engine is cold, you don't smell that sulphur smell, but as soon as the engine gets to operating temperature, the exhaust gasses smell sulphury. Nothing wrong with your ride - they all do that. The dealership sometimes spray the underbody with some type of rubber to protect the vehicle against rust. This rubber stuff sometimes get sprayd on the exhaust as well and then you will smell "burning tires" after driving the vehicle. This will go away after a few thousend miles though.

Posted on May 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Stuck in 5th gear

That just recently happened to me. If your stick wont move into any of the gears, then you need a clutch. But if you can shift into the gears but dont go anywhere, then you need a new transmission.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: clutch pedal stuck to the floor stick shifter will

try pulling pedal up, does it drop str8 to the floor,if yes problem in hydralic clutch like clutch master cylinder or slave cylinder,if pdel stays up appears to be ok then the clutch may need replacing

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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