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Jason Batchelor

Jason ... 10/11/2017

2002 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor 4 Cyl 2.30L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

is the clutch burnt out

I have a manual transmission in my mb. With the engine running I can shift into any gear and never press the clutch. Its almost like the shift assembly cables have stretched or the clutch isnt releasing. Nothing gets power to my tires

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Ray

Ray 10/12/2017

Unfortunately, Jimm's reply is a canned response. Do not replace the master and slave until you know what is wrong with the vehicle.

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Jimm

Jimm 10/12/2017

Canned response? Hardly, just simple steps - check the brake fluid level, then check the clutch master and slave cylnders, before replacing the clutch assembly.

Much less expense to perform these items in that order, and the clutch master and slave cylinders will need to replaced anyway - if the clutch friction disc is worn out.

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HouseCallAuto

HouseCallAuto 10/12/2017

Let me just say this, If the shifter feels the same as it always has in the past, like the same amount of effort to move the shifter in between the gears and you can clearly see that the shifter is going into each gear position (including reverse) and there is no grinding sound (especially in first or reverse), then it is fairly safe to say that the transmission is not spinning it's mainshaft, and if the mainshaft is not spinning then that means there is no connection between the engine, flywheel and transmission. Well that only leaves the clutch really. At this point it does not absolutely guarantee that the clutch is the cause but it does mandate that the tranny or the clutch is the cause and that means removing the transmission at the very least. Bottom line is you likely have a blown up clutch disc, and if the scenario I describe is what you have, then its not a clutch master or a slave that is the cause. I would be ordering a clutch kit and flywheel from RockAuto.com

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Jimm

Jimm 10/12/2017

First step - check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder, and refill as necessary. The clutch master and slave hydraulic cylinders uses the brake fluid to operate.

If the brake fluid is okay, then replace both the clutch master and slave cylinders at the same time.

Try these on-line resources for the replacement parts: www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.partstrain.com, www.autoanything.com - to list a few.

For example, they (RockAuto) list the replacement clutch master and slave cylinders from around $60.00 each for your vehicle
Clutch master cylinder = BECK/ARNLEY part #0729586 - or it's equivalent
Clutch slave cylinder = DORMAN part #CS650183 - or it's equivalent

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