manual transmission clutch

Asked by Jun 09, 2008 at 08:51 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my clutch won't pop back up as if a spring-action is broken.  what's wrong?

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I'm assuming it's a hydraulic system in which case you likely sprung a leak somewhere. Only time I've had something like that happen was on an older car when the clutch cable broke. I would guess it takes brake fluid from the reserve, so check and make sure you have fluid in the reserve... If it's low it's a good sign that that's the problem... Can't say that I've really troubleshot any clutch problems before. I've replaced afew but always because the disk or pressure plate had gone bad.

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Could be clutch return spring. THis happened to dad's Mazda B-series truck a few years ago.

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