What to know about the Flexible Clutch Hose:
The clutch hose is the one and only flexible line within the hydraulic clutch system. It operates in conjunction with your clutch slave cylinder to send fluid to the clutch. When you push the pedal, the fluid goes through the hose and facilitates movement of the clutch. Essentially, the flexible clutch hose aids to ensure that your vehicle shifts smoothly.
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Facts to Note:
Flexible clutch hose replacement is not part of your routine upkeep.
A kinked, compressed, or otherwise damaged clutch hose will not deliver fluid to your clutch.
How to Fix:
The defective flexible clutch hose is identified and vehicle put on jack stands
The faulty flexible clutch hose is removed
The new flexible clutch hose is fitted
The clutch system is bled of air and removed from the jack stands
The vehicle is road tested for proper clutch operation
You shouldn’t disregard shifting difficulties in your vehicle. Don’t try to diagnose shifting problems personally. Instead, one of your expert mechanics can help you accurately pinpoint what is wrong with your vehicle and recommend a proper course of action.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to change the Flexible Clutch Hose:
You observea puddle of fluid under your car, but your brakes are fine
Clutch won’t engage properly
Car is difficult to shift
You constantly have to add fluid to your clutch reservoir
Importance of this service:
You can check your clutch fluid personally. Your vehicle owner’s manual will tell you where to find the reservoir. If the fluid is low, top it up. If you continue to experience problems, have the hose examined and changed if necessary.