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#1 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 05:06 AM
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ok everything was going great. Put my car in the driveway, had a coffee watched some tv..

went outside to move it into the garage but the clutch just goes in, i push in the clutch pedal and nothing happens.. It is extremely easy to push in..

what could have happened...
It was perfect the last time i drove it..

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I think its clutch fluid all over the ground...
Or some sort of oil, seems like a thin clearish oil
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Brake fluid. It's a hydraulic clutch (no cable), and shares the same fluid as the brakes. Beyond that, I'm not sure where you should start . . maybe some more experienced folks here can help . .

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Checked the hydraulic fluid it was fine..
Its been leaking alot.. and seems to be another pile near the back, where the rear dif is, but i cant be sure that its not the same leak
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If you have fluid all over the ground and no clutch, it is about 99% certain that you have a brake fuild leak. The clutch and the brakes share the same resevoir and the clutch doesn't work either because it lacks fluid, or because hydraulic pressure is being lost due to the leak. The car needs to be put on a lift and inspected. It may help to have someone push the clutch in while someone else looks for the leak.

In any case the car should NOT be driven any farther than absolutely necessary because with this condition you could lose all brake function at any moment.
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its not drivable atm, i have 0 pressure in the clutch, brakes though seemed to still function ok, just quick testing..
Also seems like there may be the same leak at the back of the car near the rear dif... not full sure though
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Find out where the leak is, if its leaking brake fluid, it is def. a ruptured brake line because the clutch line doesnt go to the rear of the car.

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ahh ok, just seemed to be comming from near the rear differential and the gearbox, so this could still be a ruptured brake line.. and wouldnt that mean its been rupered twice.. bit strange
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