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Hydrolic clutch unless i put it all the way to the floor the engine stalls.letting off the clutch an inch and its ingauged is there an adjustment or do i need a new clutch

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You may not need a new clutch just yet. These systems can get air in them and it may need to be bled. If you have ever bled brakes, it is the same process. There should be a bleeder screw down by the transmission. I would try bleeding it before replacing the clutch. If that doesnt work then a new clutch is in your future.

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You need a new cluitch.....clue is when you put your foot to the floor......

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A clutch pedal normally does go all the way to the floor. If you can shift gear without a crunch, it is disengaging OK.

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