2010 Hyundai Sonata clutch master cylinder
This car... We bought it used with 98,000 miles on it for $9000 in 2016. And since then we have spent six thousand dollars on the clutch. The engine is unstoppable, and very good on gas, and we havent had any other problems with it besides the clutch.
I am positive we are driving correctly, because not only have I personally gone over several youTube videos on driving a manual, so has my husband. It keeps going out again and again. Everytime I take it to anyone they start talking about $1300 to fix it. Last time was a year ago. I don't know what to do. We can't get another car at this point. Please help Scotty.
It is unclear exactly what the problem is. Your title references the clutch master cylinder. However your narrative suggests that possibly the clutch is burning out or there's some other problem. What exactly is happening when the clutch is "going out"?
spent six thousand dollars on the clutch
Please go to a good transmission shop - this sounds insane.
Its been over the clurse of four different repairs on the clutch. Not just one visit.
I know its the master cylinder because when it starts to act up, you can push the clutch pedal a few times and get some.more pressure on it.
If the clutch pedal is going to the floor it's a hydraulic problem. Either it's defective parts, a leaking line, or the system has not been bled properly. Is it losing fluid? If so you have a leaky part. If not losing fluid it may just be air trapped in the system. Some hydraulic clutches are notoriously difficult to bleed completely and require power bleeding.
Theres no way we can afford to go pay some mechanic another thousand dollars right now. Omaha is notorious for scheming , lying mechanics. I dont know wbat to do.
Replacing a master clutch cylinder should not cost $1000. Replacing the slave cylinder might if it's internal rather than external because the transmission has to come out. Unfortunately looking at a photo of the part it's evidently an internal slave cylinder.
If you're not losing fluid I would try power bleeding the clutch.
I understand what you're saying. And yes, they have to remove the transmission. But my question is- why does it keep happening? Are we driving incorrectly? Is it just a crappy part? I mean. I sinply do not understand how we have had this car in the shop FOUR SEPERATE OCCASIONS and here we are again, unabe to shift. I don't understand what is happening. And no one is telling me anything and I am not a master mechanic. Im just a beginner, and I don't have the equipment to do any transmission removal. So its another $1300 to another mechanic or we get a new car. I mean. There aren't any other options.
Poor driving style might burn out the clutch disc but would not affect the hydraulics. Unfortunately there's no way to tell from here what's really going on. The shop might be installing poor-quality parts, or they might not be bleeding the system properly, or there might be a leak in the clutch hydraulic line that hasn't been otherwise detected.
As previously mentioned, if there is no leak (not losing fluid), an option would be to have the clutch hydraulics thoroughly power-bled using something like a Motive power bleeder or equivalent. Other than that you would need a better mechanic who can properly diagnose what's going on.
Unlike the rest of the world standard transmissions are rare in the US. Also I wonder on a 13 year old vehicle are the mechanics installing OEM or after market parts? Hyundai automatics have had there share of recalls but the standard trainings by Hyundai are supposed to be bullet proof. Chances are your mechanic is not setting them up correctly. Few mechanics know how to change out a clutch properly at least here in the states. They just don't have the experience with them.
It's a Hyundai. I rest my case.
Thanks everyone. I appreciate the help.
The clutch pedal is all the way to the floor, and we still cannot shift. Its almost impossible to put it into gear. This is the fourth time it has happened, and every time it costs us at least $800 and up to $1300 to fix it. The last time was a year ago. He replaced the master and slave cylinder. Now my husband cant even put it in reverse. I know its the master cylinder because when it starts to act up, you can push the clutch pedal a few times and get some.more pressure on it. So is it just a bad part, bad driving, a bad motor assembly(meaning something else is causing friction/pressure and wearing out the clutch) or something else? We cant afford to get a car loan right now. And we need two cars because of the kids. Theres no way we can afford to go pay some mechanic another thousand dollars right now. Omaha is notorious for scheming , lying mechanics. I dont know wbat to do.