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    Default Want to sell C5 but sticky clutch pedal

    Hi all.
    Iíve had a 2001 coupe for about 3 years now with only about 62k, wanting to sell but sticky clutch.
    Iíve seen the discussions here about changing the clutch, slave & master cylinders and what a bear/expensive job it is.
    Suggestions?
    Iíd like to spend as little as possible before selling, but realize the impact the clutch pedal will have on potential buyers.
    I thought Iíd have a shop replace the slave cylinder until reading that youíre dropping the drivetrain to get to it and $1100+.
    Could I expect to just drop the price by $1200 and get a fair price?
    Car looks very clean otherwise and everything else works fine.
    Thanks!

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    What do you mean by sticky clutch? After itís hot and a high rpm run over 4-5000 rpms or all the time?
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    Meaning the clutch pedal will not return on its own. Iíve installed a Lingenfelter spring that helped a lot with the return issue, but now itís refusing shifts unless I double clutch most gears.

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    I'm betting that the clutch fluid is black, dingy and dirty and sounds like a flush job of the hydraulic fluid is in order. Every so often I take a large syringe, suck as much of the clutch fluid out as I can (from the reservoir from under the hood), refill, and work the clutch...about 30-40 times, then repeat until the clutch fluid is pretty clean/clear.

    Now I do this about every 1500-2000 miles, or whenever the clutch fluid starts looking dark and dirty. Just suck out what is in the reservoir and refill.
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    Yes - dirty fluid, and I have been doing the syringe on it for a while now and it smoothes the shifts a little bit not enough to make a big difference

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