Clutch pedal

  • 2001 KIA SEPHIA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 25,000 MILES
Recently, my clutch pedal started sticking to the floor after shifting gears. It shifts gears fine, the pedal just stays down and has to be popped back up with my foot. For a short time prior to this, the pedal would stick and stay partially depressed for a few seconds then pop back up suddenly.

I have checked for leaks. The fluid is not low at all and has remained at the same level. I was wondering if bleeding the line could help? If not, what would the best course of action be to follow. I need the least expensive options available to me. Thank you very much.

(and yes, this is the correct mileage. The car was garaged for 10 years).

I should clarify. I have had the car myself for two years. It has 1465 miles on it when I obtained it from the original owner. I have driven it since with no issues until recently.
What kind of things "binding"? Wiring of some sort or road debris? I have not seen anything out of sorts. But not sure what would I should be looking for that might bind. Would bleeding the line help at all?

Having only 25000 miles on a brand known for 100K+ miles on a car seemed relevant as to determine the car had not been abused or driven excessively. I didn't not know that a slave cylinder could be compromised from sitting.

Again, I appreciate the information.

Do you
have the same problem?
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 AT 11:47 AM

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It sounds like you have a pressure plate problem which the transmission will need to be removed to inspect.

Here is a guide that will give you an idea on what you are in for when doing the repair.

Please let us know what happens, we are interested to see what it is.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 AT 8:18 PM

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