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Clutch i have a 2004 pontiac sunfire and when i engage the clutch pedal down it stays in the down position and will not come back up it starts and idles fine i just cant drive it because the clutch wont retract back

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    my car has started to shimmy when I depress the clutch then stops when it is engaged, then shimmies like crazy for a minute then drives fine. this ha happened now twice

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    When clutch is pushed down, it doesnt always come back up, it has to be manually brought back up with your foot.

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Same thing happened to me, but like atomx12, it always just turns out to be the floor mat.

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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Believe it or not, the floormat on my 2000 Sunfire will sometimes slip forward and hold the clutch pedal down against the floor. It truly feels like a mechanical problem, but simply pull the floormat away and the pedal pops right back up!

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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