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George H., ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  ASE Master tech 15+ years
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I think my clutch is shot and I'm not sure how big a problem

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I think my clutch is shot and I'm not sure how big a problem it is
JA: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?
Customer: I am getting no resistance when I push down on the clutch and when I try to put the car in gear it won't go in
JA: What is the model/year of your Mitsubishi?
Customer: I just bought the car. The clutch was perfect until it suddenly wanst
JA: What year is your Mitsubishi?
Customer: 2002 Lancer
JA: Are you fixing your Lancer yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It was suggested that I add fluid. That did nothing
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Still no pressure from the pedal
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  George H. replied 18 days ago.

Hello I will help,

Does the pedal lay on the floor?

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
No it comes back up
Expert:  George H. replied 18 days ago.

Well good, so the engine just races when you speed it up while you have it in gear? No motion of the vehicle?

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
I can not get it into gear.
Expert:  George H. replied 18 days ago.

If the engine is not running can you put it in gear?

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
turned off I can put it in gear
Expert:  George H. replied 18 days ago.

That sounds like the clutch is worn and needs to be replaced, how can I help you with this?

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Do you know if it sounds like a slave cylinder issue, master cylinder issue? I have a shop with time and tools at my disposal but need to know what parts I should get
Expert:  George H. replied 18 days ago.

If the clutch pedal returns that is the springs in the pressure plate doing that so the hydraulics are OK. Once you can view the flywheel then you can tell if it needs to be replaced. If the flywheel is OK then replace the clutch disc and the pressure plate

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  George H. replied 18 days ago.

Always glad to help, if you have no further questions please complete the rating

Thank you\