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Old 12-17-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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Fluid dripping from clutch pedal

Hi, just today I discovered what seems to be some greenish blackish oil/fluid dripping down from my clutch pedal. I looked underneath and it seems to be coming all the way down from the inside of the car, and runs down the pedal and drips onto the floor. Does anyone have any idea what this is? There has been virtually no difference in clutch or brake feeling. My engine light didn't even come on.

It has been rainy, so I had thought it was just water from the rain, but after a week of a dark, wet spot I realised it was not water. Any suggestions on what I should do? Thank you.


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Old 12-17-2012, 05:52 PM   #2
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Sounds like your clutch master cylinder is leaking. Happened to me. I don't think your current one can be fixed, so you'll have to go to either an auto parts store or a dealership and order one. I got lucky and found one on ebay. I don't think they are real expensive, something like $30 or $40, but I might be wrong.

Eventually you will run out of brake fluid. Both the brakes and clutch run off the same system, plus you get a nasty mess on your floor. The actual replacement is pretty straight forward, just awkward due to the location, then you will need to bleed the system because you will have air in the lines when you are done.

Sorry for not having more info, it's been about 6 years since I had to replace mine, but I hear it's fairly common.
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Oh wow, ok, Thank you! I actually have no tools (except for a small tool kit) and do not know anything about cars. Do you know how much a mechanic would reasonably charge me to do this so I don't get ripped off?
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I just looked up what they SHOULD charge, and it should be 1.4 hours labor just to change it out. You'll have to look up what your dealer's labor rates are or what local shops will charge.

I just looked up the price at autozone for you and it looks like it would be about $26 for the part. You might try rockauto.com also if you don't mind shipping, you might save more money on the part.
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