So the other day I was driving my 93 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL and the clutch was not engaging until it was almost touching the ground, normally my clutch engages close to the top. As I continued to drive, it got a little better, engaging a little further out from the floor, but it was still pretty bad. Then the next day, I went out to turn on the car, and after it warmed up a enough, I went to put it in gear. The clutch was again not feeling like it wanted to engage until it hit the floor, but the biggest problem was that I couldn't put the car in gear. I tried all gears, none worked, I pumped the clutch and it got no better. So I turned the car off and had to bum a ride from someone else. Later that day I tried again, same thing, but now the clutch sticks to the floor, I have to put my foot under it to pull it out, most of the time, about 1 in 15 pumps now it will pop out itself. One of my roommates tried helping me, he found that there is a fluid leaking down the back of the clutch pedal, but he could not find the where the clutch is in the engine, so he couldn't see the problem. I don't know much about cars, so I feel helpless right now. It is VERY important that I get this fixed ASAP, so any help is much apreciated. I would take it to a shop, but since the car won't go into gear I can't get it anywhere. If anyone can help please let me know.
I had the exact same problem with my 1989 ford probe, it sounds like the clutches hydraulic system has crapped out on you or possibly gotten air into the system. I would suggest letting a transmission expert look at it. Some shops offer free towing if you fix the problem at their shop call around and check. I posted a question about a 91 stealth have you had any similar problems with your 3000gt?
December, 11, 2006 AT 11:49 PM
My clutch just gave out also and I had to have the whole thing replaced. For my 01 mitsubishi, the clutch is above the transmission so to even look at the clutch you would have to take the whole transmission out. Maybe it is the same for your mitsubishi. I reccomend ron's automotive if you have one around, they offer free towing if you get repairs at their shop. They replaced my whole clutch in no time and I was able to pick my car up the same day it got towed in. Does your car smell like anything after you try and drive it?