Clutch going to floor

The clutch on my car is going to the floor and I have no pressure.
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I would check the fluid level on the clutch master cylinder first. If it is low, I would add DOT 3 clutch fluid, then pump the pedal several times to bring it up. If you are low on fluid, you probably have a leak in your clutch system. To have the leak taken care of, I would have a certified mechanic verify the cause of your clutch problem and replace the clutch fluid if needed.

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Broken Clutch Cable: The most common reason to have a clutch pedal that goes all the way to the floor is a broken clutch cable. This is extremely common, particularly on older cars. Replacing the cable will allow you to engage the clutch and change gears once more.
There are typically a few different possibilities for why a clutch pedal will stay on the floor. It could be a failed clutch master cylinder, slave cylinder, failed fluid line, or the clutch has failed.
These are the most common causes of lowered clutch pedal position you should know about: Improper clutch repair. Hydraulic fluid leaks. Air bubbles in the hydraulic fluid lines.
The basic principle of clutch control is to fully disengage the clutch when changing gear by pressing the clutch pedal to the floor with your left foot then and re-engage by lifting off the pedal. Doing so means you can change gear smoothly, without letting the gears crash into each other.
Clutch: Clutch pedal falls to the floor without resistance

If there is no or little resistance to the clutch pedal, the most likely cause is a faulty clutch master cylinder. This is the unit that creates the pressure forcing the hydraulic fluid to more the clutch slave cylinder which disengages the clutch.

Look to see if the clutch linkage is loose or out of adjustment. Check the connections to the clutch fork to make sure that the clutch linkage is tight. Step 2: Check the clutch linkage at the clutch pedal. Make sure that the pin and cotter pin are in place.
Air as cause of malfunction

As far as the hydraulic clutch is concerned, the following symptoms may occur: Change of the pedal travel. Difficulties in disengaging the clutch. Imprecise pedal feel.

Clutch or brake first? When do I need to press the clutch? It`s a common question new drivers ask who are learning to drive a manual car. To keep it simple, you need to fully press the clutch down whenever you want to stop the car completely and when changing gear.
If there is air in the system, you do not get enough pressure and the clutch is not able to fully engage. Bleeding the clutch is a process in which you remove all the fluid currently in the system, getting out all the liquid and air, and replacing it with purely liquid.
Use a screwdriver to press and hold the plunger in the rear of the master cylinder. The plunger should be very firm, if not immovable, past a few millimeters. If the plunger keeps moving in, this indicates a fault of at least one of the internal seals.
A hydraulic clutch relies on pressurized fluid to amplify/transmit force, so whenever an air bubble gets into a closed hydraulic system, it can dramatically decrease the system`s ability to pressurize the fluid. That, in turn, can prevent the clutch from being able to fully disengage when you`re shifting gears.
A slipping clutch involves constant engagement and disengagement, preventing power from reaching the wheels and stopping the car from moving. Signs of a slipping clutch include unusual noises, a burning smell, difficulty changing gears, a spongy clutch pedal, and poor acceleration.
A soft clutch can be a clear sign that a replacement is in order. As your vehicle`s clutch wears down, it may begin to feel soft and spongy when you press down on it. This inconsistent feeling is a sign that you should bring your vehicle into a shop to get it looked at.

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Should my clutch on freelander 1 go right to the floor, it’s a new clutch got fitted about 3 weeks?
ANSWER : Check the clutch slave cylinder when the pedal is pushed and see if the slave cylinder is moving all the way. If the cylinder is not moving all the way, then you would need to check the fluid in the clutch master cylinder to see if its low. If the fluid is full, then there may be air in the system. Bleed the air out of the clutch hydraulic system and then see if the clutch seems to work better. If you need further assistance with your clutch pedal application, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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Clutch pedal stays to floor. Replaced master cylinder. Clutch push rod broke. Also do I need to change slave cylinder
ANSWER : If you have an issue with your clutch pedal going to the floor, the slave cylinder is normally the cause of this circumstance.

Also, if the push rod has been broken the first step would be to track down a new one because that push rod is a very necessary part of the clutch pedal system.

Once a new push rod has been located and installed, I would recommend having a new slave cylinder installed as well.

If you are in doubt about this repair, I would recommend having it performed by a qualified professional, such as one from YourMechanic. One of our mobile technicians will be able to come to your home to diagnose the issue with your clutch pedal and replace your clutch slave cylinder as necessary.

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It’s like I don’t have a clutch, more or less there’s too much pedal.
ANSWER : Hello – first task is to check the fluid level in your clutch fluid reservoir. This reservoir may be shared with the brake master cylinder – they both use brake fluid. If the fluid level is correct, it sounds like either your clutch master and/or slave cylinders are weak, and not providing adequate clutch actuation, or the pilot bearing has seized. A seized pilot bearing will act the same as a dragging clutch pressure plate, causing difficulty and grinding when selecting a gear. I would recommend a clutch system inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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My car won’t go past 35mph
ANSWER : Hi there. From the description you provided, your vehicle has problems with the transmission again. You stated it will not shift into 3rd gear again, like before the transmission was rebuilt. If the transmission is again the problem, it should be covered under warranty. It could be a faulty shift solenoid. The shift indicator not reading properly could be a faulty transmission position sensor. If this is an overall lack of performance issue, according to your last statement, then possibly you have a restriction in the exhaust system. I recommend having your vehicle’s problems inspected and diagnosed by a certified technician from YourMechanic.

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I have a 1992 Chevy Silverado 1500 that won’t go into gear but the clutch pedal is hard and it still want go into gear when runnin
ANSWER : You should first pump the clutch several times and then hold it down and release air from slave cylinder. Retry the clutch to see if clutch releases. If not then turn off vehicle and put transmission in gear and hold down clutch and make sure your direction in front or behind you is clear and crank motor to see if clutch is free to turn. If still not free then you have ha defective pressure plate and need to replace it. Before that look inside transmission inspection hole and have someone push clutch and see how far the release bearing is moving to release clutch pressure plate. If it does not move much then you have a bad clutch master cylinder or linkage. If it move more than an inch then you have a bad pressure plate a long as release bearing is pressing it in.

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My clutch is not working Entire clutch repair or clutch master cylinder repair? How do I check the cylinder?
ANSWER : Hi there. Check the slave cylinder to the clutch and see if the piston is all the way out. If the piston is all the way out or its not touching the clutch fork, then the release bearing has broken and the fork has moved into the clutch. If the slave cylinder is relaxed and the fork is against it, then the clutch pressure plate has sprung a pressure spring. If the pedal can go down but not all the way to the floor, then the clutch needs replaced with a new release bearing. If you need further assistance with a clutch replacement, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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I can’t go into 4th or 5th gear and clutch does not engage after a recent clutch job, clutch release while in gear does nothing.
ANSWER : I would rule out the axle not being pushed all the way in. That would effect all speeds and gears. That you can engage gears other than 4th and 5th leads me to 2 m possibilities:
1. Shift linkage mis-adjusted.
2. Possible bent shifter fork internally.

If it feels like you can engage 4th and 5th with the engine OFF, then I would lean towards a clutch release issue.

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Why does my clutch pedal sink to the floor and dosent come back up?
ANSWER : Hi – there are 2 main causes for the clutch going all the way to the floor. First – check that the return spring on the clutch pedal is in place. Second – I see you bled the system – bleed the system again. This is how I would do it – use a short length of hose connected to the bleeder screw, run that hose into a cup half full with recommended fluid…fill the reservoir, then have one person pump the pedal while the other opens the bleeder screw and watches until NO BUBBLES come out (and makes sure the reservoir doesn’t run dry). Then close the screw fill the reservoir to the mark, and test her out. If you would consider, YourMechanic can send a certified technician to you and assist you in troubleshooting this clutch issue.

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