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Hey, I have a 1999 Honda Crv AWD, as of lately I found that my clutch has no resistance and shifting into ANY gear is impossible! I've tried having someone push it so I can pop it into a gear along with many things. I have a friend who's fiance is a mechanic who told me that it could be 1 of 3 things. I called a local mechanic and he said that it would cost over a grand to fix it because he has to completely replace the clutch (over the phone, didn't actually look at it). Anyone know what the exact issue is? I know I don't have to have the clutch completely replaced and to be honest... I don't have the kinda money for that. Thanks.

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I would start by checking the fluid level in the clutch resivoir if it is separate from the brake resivoir.If it is low on fluid then you will need to find the leak,most likely a bad slave cylinder.If it is full you will need to decide if master cylinder is producing pressure.The easiest way to do this is to have someone pump the pedal and hold it to floor while you crack the bleader loose on the slave cylinder.The pedal should sink and you should get a firm stream of fluid.If not the suspect a bad master cylinder.Given this vehicle is over 10 years old and I am guessing over 100 thousand miles you are most likely close to the end of the life of your clutch.Most of the time we end up replacing all of the clutch components to restore proper operation.Good luck!

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