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Losing brake fluid from clutch, but can't see it anywhere

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Have a look at both the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder pull the rubber boot back a little from the rear of the cylinders and if its leaking you will see fluid there,,,they should be dry under the boot,,,,

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