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Hey guys, I'm having problems with my clutch. Whilst driving I pushed clutch in to change gear and clutch didn't come back up. After the 1st time I took it to the mechanic and he said he replaced the master cylinder or something, got the car back last week and now same thing happened. Someone help me, any info would be great.

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Those are the symptoms of a bad master cylinder. I would let the mechanic know what's going on and see what he thinks.. it's possible that it just needs to be bled, or it could be a different problem all together.
 

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Those are the symptoms of a bad master cylinder. I would let the mechanic know what's going on and see what he thinks.. it's possible that it just needs to be bled, or it could be a different problem all together.
The first time I took it to the mechanic he said they'll pay for it this time and if it happens again I have to pay. I'm starting to thing they fixed it temporarily so I can go back zzz thanks for your input though, appreciate it.


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The first time I took it to the mechanic he said they'll pay for it this time and if it happens again I have to pay. I'm starting to thing they fixed it temporarily so I can go back zzz thanks for your input though, appreciate it.

They didn't charge you for the work they did?
 

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They said they paid work it cause I bought the car from them less than 2 months ago


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Ahh.. okay, that makes sense.


Unfortunately, it sounds like you may have to foot the bill yourself and take the car elsewhere to get it looked at.
 

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It's what happens when the seal on the bottom of the clutch master cylinder blows out, you can visually look at it and generally see it on the bottom of the master cylinder on the bottom underneath the reservoir, and also look for fluid leaking from under it (its DOT3 brake fluid btw).

I know, I'm in the middle of replacing mine after a brand new one just blew out 6-7 months after installation. Fortunately it's a pretty easy DIY replacement, you pull out the Intercooler, undo the clutch fluid line from the master cylinder, then unclip the shaft from the lever under the dash (it's above and to the right of the gas pedal, the clutch pedal activates it using a shaft that runs across under the dash above the gas pedal). Pull the clip securing the pin that connects the shaft to the lever, then pull the pin.

Then, undo the two bolts holding the Master Cylinder to the firewall and it should then wriggle right out.

Use the position of the pedal adapter to position the adapter on the shaft of the new master cylinder and lock it into position with the lock nut (then when you install it, it should line right up with the hole in the lever). Replace the pin and secure it with its clip.
Bolt it to the firewall & then reattach the clutch fluid line to the slave cylinder

Then you should be able to bleed the clutch system, and then replace the intercooler.
 

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It could also be that you have a leak in the clutch line and that the fluid has drained away. That would do the same thing, as would the bleed screw on the slave cylinder being stripped or loosening itself until its opened up and letting fluid leak out. If your master cylinder is full of fluid now you can discount the leak (& also possibly a blown out master cylinder), If it's empty, pull the intercooler so you can see the whole clutch system line, make sure it's full of fluid, and then watch while someone tries to pump the clutch to see where any leaks may be
 
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