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Brake and Clutch System

Does the brake and clutch on the Nissan Xtrail work from the same master cylinder because I cannot see a Clutch master cylinder on the vehicle

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If there's only one reservoir, then yes, they share the fluid and reservoir (my Audi is the same way).

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The clutch is actuated by hydraulics, and loss of brake fluid from the system will cause the car to stop shifting.
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