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XTrail clutch not disengaging, pedal not returning!

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XTrail clutch not disengaging, pedal not returning!
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  Matt replied 11 months ago.
Hello 1st thing to try is bleeding the clutch hydraulics thoroughly, as any trapped air will give all sorts of issues
I favour having a clear hose from the nipple to a jar 1/2 full of old fluid and with the nipple closed your assistant pushes the pedal up and down a few times, then holds it down whilst you then crack open the nipple and close it again whilst fluid is still flowing.if this doesn't help then I'd try leaving the clutch pedal held down overnight by bracing the pedal against the seat base with a piece of wood or similar, this is to try and force the seals inside the slave to take a set in the right orientation as over time they can shrink and draw air back in when you take your foot off the pedal. This shrinkage isn't enough to leak any fluid but the gap is big enough to draw air in (gas being harder to seal than fluid) if this doesn't work I'm sorry to say that the slave cylinder is going to need changing. also if the fluid is dark in colour this is a sign the seals are breaking up
Expert:  Matt replied 11 months ago.
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