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Hyundai getz. been stood for 12 mounths, it starts and runs.

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hyundai getz . been stood for 12 mounths , it starts and runs . but when you put your foot on the clutch , it moves on free play , but then it hits a solid point .
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Matt replied 1 month ago.

Hello

I'd 1st suggest to try bleeding the clutch fluid to see if you can then move the pedal

if you can then the issue isn't with the hydrualics and will be a mechanical one

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It sounds like the clutch is stuck on, so even tho the hydraulics are fine the plate remains attached to the flywheel.

I'd first try bleeding the hydraulics and if this doesn't help you can try leaving the clutch pedal pressed down overnight with a piece of wood or similar jammed between the pedal and seat base.

If its no different in the morning then you're going to either have to remove the gearbox and prise the plate off manually or get a little brutal with it and start the car with it in gear.

I'd go for the latter as if this doesn't work you'll have to take the box off anyway.

If you do try try to start it in gear then make sure you've got plenty of room for manoeuvres and accelerate hard then try pumping the clutch. It'll probably go free with a bang and might feel a little rough for the next few gearchanges but keep changing gear and it should smooth out

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