Spongy clutch pedal

Tiny
MISTY LEVARIO
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  • 2007 DODGE CALIBER
  • 1.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 176,000 MILES
The clutch has no resistance/pressure when you push down on it and I can't get it to change gears when on.
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Friday, June 3rd, 2022 AT 3:46 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

The clutch system is hydraulic. First, I need you to check for leaks. The clutch master cylinder receives fluid from the brake master cylinder. Check the supply tube between the two to make sure there is no issue. See pic 1 below.

If that is good, on the transmission bell housing, you will see where the hydraulic hose goes and mounts to a slave cylinder. The slave is inside the bell housing on this vehicle (see pic 2). So, check to make sure there is no evidence of a leak where the trans and engine bolt together near the bottom of the trans. Also, inspect the line itself as well as the brake fluid level.

Let me know.

Joe

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Friday, June 3rd, 2022 AT 10:51 PM
Tiny
MISTY LEVARIO
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Looks like I have a leak coming from this plate on the bell housing.
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Sunday, June 5th, 2022 AT 6:48 AM
Tiny
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That is likely coming from the slave cylinder. It requires the removal of the transmission to replace. Is this something you plan to do yourself?

Let me know so I can get you the info needed.

Take care,

Joe
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Sunday, June 5th, 2022 AT 10:49 PM
Tiny
MISTY LEVARIO
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Not sure who I will have do it, but can you give me the info either way please? Thank you for your help!
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Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 AT 1:09 PM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

No problem. If you look below, I included the directions for the removal and installation of the transmission and slave cylinder.

All of the directions below are the removal/installation directions. The last two are for the removal/installation of the slave cylinder.

Let me know if this helps. Also, if you do decide to do this, it's the perfect time to replace the clutch, pressure plate, and release bearing. I'm here if you need anything.

Take care,

Joe

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 AT 8:30 PM

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