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If it's not a hydraulic clutch it could be that the cable just needs adjusting, otherwise the clutch will need replacing.

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Many vehicles have hydrulic clutches and if you get a leak you loose clutch action. you never mentioned what kind of car but crawl up under the dash and use a bright flashlight look at where the clutch pedal linkage goes through the firewall. pull back carpeting or insulation if you need to see if you see any evidence of brake fluid leakage there, if not find the clutch slave cylinder this is the item that when you press the clutch it moves the arm to disengage the clutch see if you see any leagage from that you may need to peel back the dust boot a bit but in any case its a good idea to replace both when you do this repair to head off any future problems.

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