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The clutch pedal goes from a good firm pedal to no pedal at all. when it does this you can pump it a few times and its good again.

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Just a guess , check the wheel bearings for looseness, causint a rotor to tilt and push the piston back into the caliper

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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.

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there is a bleeding nipple next to the clutch housing you will need someone to pump the clutch. do this on ramps as you will need the engine running. pump the pedal a few times then hold down the pedal and then lock down the nipple. then check the pressure if still not right do it again. make sure the brake fluid is up at same time as it uses this for the clutch. can take a few times after the clutch has been changed. they don't fix by them self...

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Close the system,make sure you have no leaks,wipe the lines down.(you are suppose to use a vacuum system).with the master filled have some one pump the clutch 3 times (they may have to help bring it up)hold the clutch and open the slave. fluid should drip. do this 3 time and you will get a pedal.If for some reason you dont get a pedal start with the master cyclinder.

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I Push my clutch down and has no resistance, i also cannot get the car in and out of gear. I drive a 1995 3000gt SL.


the clutch is hydraulic . you need to look on the fire wall for a reservoir . and fill it look on the cap it will tell you what fluid to use . after you refill it pump the clutch a few times the wait 5 minutes and pump it again . check the fluid again pump again if the fluid is leaking out you'll have this trouble again till you fix the leak.

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If i dont pump the clutch a few times it is very hard to shift and the pedal goes clear to the floor until i pump it a couple of times


It is likely you have drawn air into the system. Check the clutch reservoir and refill if needed. Use DOT 3 or 4 brake fluid. Bleed the system to restore clutch pedal. Check the clutch slave cylinder for leaks. If leaking, the slave cylinder will need to be replaced and the system bled again. Please let me know if you have questions.

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