Clutch no resistance

Tiny
CLANDRUM
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  • 2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 230,000 MILES
I put the car into first while coming to a stop with the clutch fully pressed in, and encountered resistance in the shifter itself. I have had this issue since I bought the car this year and this time after I forced the shifter into first gear the clutch went to the floor and stuck. I have no resistance in the clutch and had to RPM shift (float gears) to the nearest fuel station. I do not know where to start because my father in law is insisting it is the slave or master cylinder but the reservoir is completely full and show no other sign of leaking. Where should I start for this repair?
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Monday, October 14th, 2019 AT 1:48 PM

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Tiny
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Welcome to 2CarPros!

I have to agree with your Father-in-law. It definitely sounds like an issue with the clutch hydraulic system. It's possible to have an internal cup seal/piston failure in either the clutch master cylinder or the slave cylinder that would not result in an external fluid leak. I would suggest starting with the master cylinder since it's relatively easy to replace vs. The slave.
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Monday, October 14th, 2019 AT 6:52 PM

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