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Do i need to change my clutch reservoir or clutch? problem is my clutch keeps going down and won't come back up.

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If the clutch was not slipping before that happened, chances are pretty good that it's OK.
If the master is full then it may be internally bypassing If empty or low, check for leaks at the back of the master, the line to the slave unit and the slave itself. If there are no signs of leaking or seepage check all the mechanical linkage to make sure nothing broke.

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If it was dry, the clutch may need bleeding down at the slave cylinder on the transmission housing-where the clutch fork sticks out of the transaxle.. Open the bleed valve on the slave cylinder, and have someone slowly press clutch down. Keep bleeding until a steady stream of fluid comes out when clutch is pressed. Then close bleed valve, check clutch operation-pedal should have some pressure on it now.

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How do I fill up the clutch fluid resevoir?


If your clutch pedal doesn't quite have the pressure it used to, or your clutch fluid just looks old and dirty, it may be time to bleed and/or replace the clutch fluid.
Items needed:

8mm open or box end wrench
Clear tube (1/4" ID)
One bottle DOT3/DOT4 brake fluid (doesn't have to be full)
A friend to press the clutch pedal for you

Locate the bleeder valve on the clutch slave cylinder.

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Stick your hose over the bleeder valve and have it drop off into a container.
lpd+ipdyjdaaaaaasuvork5cyii=Be sure to check the clutch fluid level before bleeding the system, you don't want to let it get below the MIN line.

Have your friend pump the clutch pedal to start removing the fluid. Don't be con if they tell you the pedal went down to floor and won't come back up on it's own, that's normal. They'll just have to wedge it back up with their foot.

NOTE: When bleeding the system, make sure the cap is ON or you will just be sucking in air

Refill the clutch fluid as necessary to keep it above the MIN line. Since the clutch fluid reservoir is very small you'll have to keep a close eye on it.
zepo2bz1de6vgaaaabjru5erkjggg==I just had some extra ATE brake fluid left over from my brake fluid change so I decided to just use it since it is a DOT3/DOT4 fluid. But high performance fluids are not necessary for the clutch fluid so you can just use regular cheap DOT3 or DOT4 fluid and it won't make a difference.

When you see the fluid in the hose change completely from the old color to the new color then you know the system has been flushed and is now full of new clutch fluid. Have your friend do one l press of the clutch pedal and tighten the bleeder valve once the pedal hits the floor. Since you can't use a torque wrench on the bleeder valve, it's important to note it does not need to be very tight so don't try overtightening it and just snug it up with your wrench.

Pump the clutch pedal again and the pressure should return. And that's all, you're finished.

this video tutorial can help you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-XhFxlkzFI&feature=player_detailpage

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On my 1998 Nissan Maxima, my clutch pedal is now going to the floor and sometimes does not return to its original position. I also have some difficulty switching into gear, mainly first. I had my clutch...


You don't need a clutch--probably just a slave cylinder. Check the clutch hydraulic reservoir--I bet it's empty. Should be near the brake reservoir on the firewall. Let me know if you would like instructions to do it yourself or if you have any other questions

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Since you are asking to bleed the hydraulic line, I think I'm safe to assume you're at least mechanically inclined and have a general understanding of how this system works in your car.

There is a bleeder valve located on the clutch slave cylinder, which is mounted on the top of the transmission. It will require a 10mm CLOSED-END wrench. If you use an open ended wrench, it's likely to strip the bleeder valve screw, which in turn might keep you from tightening it completely. This will allow air to bleed into the system, which will cause your clutch friction plate to wear out early, or might rupture the line. The latter of which being more unlikely.

Back on topic: Get a friend to help you. With the bleeder valve closed, pump the clutch pedal a few (3-4) times, then hold it to the floor. While it's held down, loosen the bleeder screw until either air or fluid comes out. Allow it to drain only a second or two, then tighten the bleeder screw back down. Only AFTER the bleeder screw is tightened does your friend release the clutch pedal. Repeat as necessary, being careful to keep an eye on your brake and clutch fluid reservoir.

If there is air in the line, you should hear it blowing out, see bubbles, or an inconsistent flow of fluid (it will come out in spurts) . If it's only fluid coming out, it's possible that there's no air in the line but to be 100% safe, keep doing this until you've cycled fluid through the entire clutch system, and do NOT allow the fluid reservoir to get below the MIN mark, or you'll just be pumping air back into it.

P.S.) Yes, your clutch and brakes piggyback off the same fluid reservoir in that particular car.

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You've lost the integrity of the clutch hydraulic system. Chances are that either there is air in the system, the slave cylinder or the master cylinder has failed.

First step is to bleed the clutch. See if that's a fix.

A slave cylinder is down on the transmission and is relatively easy to change (only two mounting bolts, one hard hydraulic line, and an accordion-boot covered plunger). When it's changed out, the clutch needs to be bled afterward. If it's a clutch master cylinder, that's where the clutch fluid reservoir is underhood (next to the brake fluid reservoir, just to the right as you face the front of the car). Removal requires undoing the lines coming out of the cylinder, removal of the locating/mounting bolts/studs, and disconnection of the plunger rod from the back of the clutch pedal, way up under the dash. Once it's replaced, bleeding the system is required, and you also may have to adjust the pick-up point of the clutch by turning the nuts on the plunger rod - it only takes a slight turn to change the pickup point dramatically, so go slow with that.

I'd do the slave cylinder first - it's more easily accessible, significantly less expensive, and quicker to change. If it's not a fix, don't feel too badly about changing it since it's only about a $25 part and it is prone to failure, so at the very least, you've eliminated a potential problem down the road. If the slave is not a fix, I'd change the master.

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Still have air in system.. Try this: Pull pedal up,fill reservoir to the top, open bleed nipple on slave cyl all the way,leave for a while to "gravity feed" keeping the reservoir full,& an eye on the nipple, until all bubbles are expelled and clean brakefluid drips out(could take a few minutes). Close the nipple, and bleed system as usual....

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