Clutch pedal gave way

My clutch pedal gave way.
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Hello. If the clutch pedal has gone to the floor and will not build pressure then most of the time this is caused by a bad clutch master cylinder. I would start by checking the fluid in the reservoir. If it is low then there may be a leak. If not then the master cylinder is more than likely bad. A mechanic would typically test the pressure before replacing it. I would recommend having a certified technician inspect your clutch pedal and make any necessary repairs.

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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.
If your clutch pedal feels soft or `spongy` at any point as you press it to the floor, it`s a sign your clutch fluid is low. That spongy, inconsistent feeling is due to air in the clutch line from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder.
If the clutch pedal is going soft even after it is bled, then that is an indicator that there is either a problem with the master cylinder or the slave cylinder.
Your clutch pressure plate is secured to the flywheel and it aids in the transfer of power from the engine to the transmission. Because the flywheel moves constantly and causes heat and friction, the pressure plate can get too hot, too. This can warp the plate just as it does the flywheel.
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.
Clutch Pedal Remains Stuck to the Floor. Clutch Pedal Feels Loose or Spongey. Clutch Pedal is Hard to Engage. Transmission Makes A Grinding, Whirling or Chirping Noise in Neutral.
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. If your clutch is allowed to break down completely, your car eventually won`t move.
The clutch feels soft

The clutch should take a bit of pressure to move, and when you press down, you should be met with some resistance. If the clutch pedal feels `spongey` or feels like you`re pushing it into a block of warm butter, your clutch is likely going to need to be replaced soon.

Pressing the clutch and raising the RPM to 4000 to 5000 can be destructive for the entire car clutch system. A few wheel spins might make you replace your clutch place or even the entire clutch system.
Clutch Creep Definitions. SEVERE Clutch Creep: CAN BE DANGEROUS – The bike can lunge forward (perhaps stall, or even continue on uncontrollably) when placed into gear, even with the clutch lever pulled in completely. This is a sign of a miss-adjustment, mechanical problem, or improper installation.
It is typically an actual pedal located to the left of the clutch. The dead pedal allows for the racer or driver to keep the left foot on the same plane as the clutch, thus making the transition between them smoother and faster. However, the dead pedal still serves no function to the car itself.
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.
Drivers will often notice a burning smell coming from underneath the vehicle. This is an indicator that the clutch isn`t working or being used properly and the flywheel could be the culprit. For example, if the flywheel is warped, the clutch plate will slip and wear away, causing a burning smell.
A clutch that doesn`t engage fully or slips under a heavier load leads to one of two things. It usually means that the friction disc is worn out or the pressure plate has lost all tension. When the clutch is pressed down, the diaphragm spring presses the friction disc to the flywheel.
Don`t Shift gears without pressing the clutch pedal

Therefore, you should disengage the clutch when you are shifting gears and do so all the way. What this means is that the clutch pedal should be pressed all the way to the floor when you are changing gears.

Partially pressing the clutch is OK if you`re just learning how to drive stick. But if you`re a seasoned driver, then you should always completely press the clutch pedal down when shifting gears or accelerating out of first gear or reverse.
Don`t Shift gears without pressing the clutch pedal

Therefore, you should disengage the clutch when you are shifting gears and do so all the way. What this means is that the clutch pedal should be pressed all the way to the floor when you are changing gears.

Partially pressing the clutch is OK if you`re just learning how to drive stick. But if you`re a seasoned driver, then you should always completely press the clutch pedal down when shifting gears or accelerating out of first gear or reverse.

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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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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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