2003 Kia Spectra clutch has no pressure

Dareleth Deschain
15

Asked by Dareleth Jul 03, 2014 at 01:16 AM about the 2003 Kia Spectra Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an '03 Kia Spectra. She's been grounded for a month or so because of
paperwork issues and a lot of needed basic maintenance. I tried to start her up to take
her to the mechanic, but met with some technical difficulties. The car starts fine, but
when I press the clutch, the pedal sinks immediately to the floor but does not actually
engage. It doesn't come out unless I reach down and pull the pedal up manually.
Seems like a hydraulic problem to me, but the brake fluid cylinder is at the proper
level, so the clutch should have fluid. I need to know if there's a way I can get this car
running enough to get her to the garage so I can have a pro work on her. Any help
troubleshooting is appreciated.

3 Answers

jamnblues
11,235

Hydraulic clutch? check for leaks in the system, at the master cylinder and the slave cylinder- either one of those can fail, tho, without leaking- it is an unpleasant job and you are right to take it to a good garage- a car can be driven without a clutch, but you have to know how to do it, and you risk damaging your tranny, and on this blog I don't wanna encourage outlaw behavior- just have it towed-

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
jamnblues
11,235

oh, and one more thing- the hydraulic brake system is separate from the hydraulic clutch system-

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Dareleth Deschain
15

Damn. I was hoping there would be an easy fix to avoid the tow fee. Thanks for your help, jamnblues.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Spectra
Looking for a Used Spectra in your area?
CarGurus has 1,253 nationwide Spectra listings starting at $1,699.
ZIP:

Search Kia Spectra Questions

Kia Spectra Experts

#1 Christina Ruggiero
Christina Ruggiero
Reputation 310
#2 Jeffrey Foster
Jeffrey Foster
Reputation 240
#3 Todd Warnke
Todd Warnke
Reputation 170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
766 Great Deals out of 57,810 listings starting at $950
Used Kia Optima"
446 Great Deals out of 35,009 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Corolla"
838 Great Deals out of 52,794 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Elantra"
560 Great Deals out of 44,490 listings starting at $1,480
Used Nissan Altima"
939 Great Deals out of 71,246 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota Camry"
1,238 Great Deals out of 76,982 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Focus"
882 Great Deals out of 56,238 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord"
1,133 Great Deals out of 73,423 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Rio"
112 Great Deals out of 6,610 listings starting at $2,500
Used Kia Sorento"
427 Great Deals out of 33,797 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Sentra"
446 Great Deals out of 37,478 listings starting at $1,450
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
343 Great Deals out of 21,169 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Sportage"
195 Great Deals out of 12,129 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Kia Spectra For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 258 listings starting at $2,400
2008 Kia Spectra For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 209 listings starting at $2,990
2007 Kia Spectra For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 188 listings starting at $1,950
2006 Kia Spectra For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 215 listings starting at $1,699
2005 Kia Spectra For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 126 listings starting at $1,950