2003 Kia Spectra clutch has no pressure

Dareleth Deschain
25

Asked by 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
18,785

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
18,785

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

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
Dareleth Deschain
25

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

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Spectra

Looking for a Used Spectra in your area?

CarGurus has 1,386 nationwide Spectra listings starting at $1,699.

ZIP:

Search Kia Spectra Questions

Kia Spectra Experts

#1 Christina Ruggiero
Christina Ruggiero
Reputation 370
#1 Jeffrey Foster
Jeffrey Foster
Reputation 370
#3 Todd Warnke
Todd Warnke
Reputation 210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla"
1,336 Great Deals out of 65,700 listings starting at $699
Used Kia Optima"
675 Great Deals out of 33,944 listings starting at $599
Used Honda Civic"
1,018 Great Deals out of 56,080 listings starting at $995
Used Kia Rio"
106 Great Deals out of 6,951 listings starting at $1,600
Used Honda Accord"
1,212 Great Deals out of 75,066 listings starting at $1,395
Used Toyota Camry"
1,553 Great Deals out of 95,391 listings starting at $895
Used Kia Sorento"
513 Great Deals out of 35,240 listings starting at $2,295
Used Kia Sportage"
244 Great Deals out of 15,535 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima"
1,455 Great Deals out of 83,025 listings starting at $1,395
Used Hyundai Sonata"
980 Great Deals out of 51,516 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Elantra"
760 Great Deals out of 51,923 listings starting at $1,695
Used Nissan Sentra"
851 Great Deals out of 48,394 listings starting at $600
Used Ford Focus"
1,028 Great Deals out of 57,895 listings starting at $1,495
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
607 Great Deals out of 33,482 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Kia Spectra For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 254 listings starting at $1,699
2008 Kia Spectra For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 251 listings starting at $1,950
2006 Kia Spectra For Sale
268 listings starting at $2,300
2005 Kia Spectra For Sale
149 listings starting at $1,900