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My clutch pedal has to go all the way to the floor to start engine and switch gears. What should I do?

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Check the fluid in the bell housing and add clutch fluid if needed. If needed check often and if problem still persist than you need to replace clutch assembly, slave cylinder, clutch plate whole shebang. $200. If you don't will cause major problems down the road enough to where your truck won't switch gears. But, b4 you do that check the adjustment on the clutch pedal you may only need to make a minor adjustment to where you push the clutch in a 3rd of the way down to shift/start your vehicle. listen 4 any changes when you push the clutch to the floor or when you take your foot off.

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