1993 Dodge Stealth soft clutch and clicking noise

Tiny
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1993 Dodge Stealth 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual

Hi, so the other day I got in my car (a 1993 Dodge Stealth) and the clutch felt soft. Over the next 3 days it got progressively worse, I checked the clutch fluid level and there was none so I added some. But now the clutch is still soft, sticks every once and a while. Also, a clicking noise occurred when I tried to start the car today and it stalls when I give it gas. Ideas?
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 6:54 PM

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Tiny
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Is the clutch still working properly even though it is soft?

As far as the engine, has a check engine light come on? When does it die on you?

Let me know.
Joe
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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 12:22 AM
Tiny
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Well I tried it again today and the clutch actually felt a bit firmer, the clicking was gone, and wasn't sticking as much. However, it was still softer than usual and the engine idles at a lower rpm than normal. I don't know much about cars but I was kind of figuring that the new clutch fluid just hadn't really made its way through the system yet among another problem. The clutch was barely working before, to the point where I did not feel comfortable driving the car at all. But now it is driveable and the clutch is working much better and doesn't die when I give it gas. When it originally died when I gave it gas, I felt like it was more of a fluke, or one time thing, or died in the split second before I gave it gas. I also noticed that the engine is more "susceptible" to idleing at a higher rpm when the lights are off or the air conditioning is off than it was before. The check engine light was never on.
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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 3:03 AM
Tiny
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Also, when I said the clutch was sticking before, it would completely stick and not come up. Today, it would stick a tiny bit but return pretty quickly.
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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 3:06 AM
Tiny
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It sounds like there is air in the clutch master cylender. If it is getting better, it may work itself out.

As far as the idle issue, it is normal for the idle to lower when you have the AC on. It puts a heavy load on the engine. Also, the lights do to through the alternator.
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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 AT 12:34 AM

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