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944 Clutch Problems

Hey guys...My car has been sitting in the garage for a couple months... 3 days ago I decided to take it out and wash it! So I did, I didn't get to drive it around that day say I parked it back in the garage.

well....Now the clutch won't even work! Everytime I push in the clutch, its like its not even engaging in. I can't get the car to go into any gear. The clutch was working fine 3 days ago when I pulled it out of the garage. My brake fluid level is fine....and I haven't had any clutch problems before! Any ideas??
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:01 AM
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are you saying that the clutch doesn't release?
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correct....when I press the clutch in, it will not let me go into any gear while the car is running!!! If I try to force it into a gear....the car starts to roll slightly.....as if i'm not even pressing the clutch in!!!
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interesting. how much resistance is against the pedal when you press it? is is possible that the slave has come loose?
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the same amount of resistance that is there during normal operation!!! I couldn't tell anything by just pressing in the pedal...the only way I could tell was when the car refused to go into gear!
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hmm... is it the original clutch?
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I just bought the car about 2 1/2 years ago and the previous owner claims the clutch is fairly new....I have not had any slippage or any signs of clutch issues!
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does it return normally?
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yes
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wow. i am at a loss. someone else will probably chime in.
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thanks man!!!
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clutch problem.

This appears at this stage to be the hydraulic problem if the cars been standing around doing nothing for a bit.

Bleed the slave cylinder and run some new fluid through the lines till it comes through the bleed screw. Try it again and see what happens.

I doubt the clutch system would just fail without some warning before this.

Come back again after you try this!

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Look on the carpet under the clutch pedal for a puddle of brake fluid. Same with the slave cylinder. This is not a definitive test but it might give you a clue.

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there was not a puddle...but i ran my hand up the clutch lever to where it meets the firewall and when I pulled my hand away there was some oil on it....is that normal??
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Nope.....
Jach the car up and watch the clutch lever at the bell housing for movement while someone pumps the clutch pedal.
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My guess is the clutch fork broke. Do as Jon says.
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thanks for the help....I won't have time to check it this weekend, but I will give an update whenever I get a chance!
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