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I have a 1993 Dodge Stealth that had not been driven for the past 4 years. Recently I have the need for the car and was trying to get it running. I was able to start the engine (got a new battery) but discover the clutch pedal once stepped down, would just stay flat on the floor and not come back up. I can pull it all the way up by hand and it'll stay up but if I step it down, it'll sink down and stay on the floor again. Where should I start? Checking the clutch reservoir and fill if it's low or empty?

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The Stealth uses an hydraulic slave cylinder to control the clutch. If you look on the firewall of the engine compartment you should see a resevoir similar to the brake mastercylinder. The system has two main componenets the resevoir and the slave cylinder. A leaking slave cylinder is the more common failure item. You can try refilling the resevoir and bleeding it. The bleeding technique is similar to bleeding brakes. This will only be a temporary fix as the leak is still present.

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Thanks for the info mikes. I have located the reservoir but was unable to open the cap. It is a screw on or a cork-like cap? –  bobojam Jan 21 '13 at 22:15
    
The images I've seen online appear to be a twist cap. From the images it looks to be a 1/4 turn to disengage the hooks then lift up. –  mikes Jan 22 '13 at 0:15

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