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Recently, my gen 2 cruze’s clutch has been sticking to the floor. Sometimes it work. Perfectly, sometimes there’s absolutely 0 pressure and I can’t even drive my car, and sometimes it can be pushed in and will retract slowly or not at all. This just started happening after getting like a foot of snow for several days. Has anyone else had transmission, clutch, or gearbox problems in their manual trans cruzes?
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Interesting idea. GM has told me that it will be covered under warranty whenever the parts arrive. Do you still think I should do that?
Absolutely. If you leave the car with them BEFORE the warranty expires, with a known problem diagnosed, and with an open work order in the computer, what possible explanation would they have for not honoring this as a warranty repair?
 

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Hi again,

Little update on my driving experience. The driving got back to "not so great" couples of weeks after the repair. After reading on the internet it seems to be a "dummy proof feature" of the clutch. I'll start a new thread for that.

Have a nice day!
 

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Same problem here (sort of)..
My clutch pedal needs to go 'to the metal' for changing gears.
The 'biting point' is down to the floor and it's annoying to be able to properly disengage.
I need to adjust the clutch pedal position, moving it away from the master cylinder / accumulator.
Does anyone know if this is doable? or is the clutch pedal position non-adjustable in the Cruze?
 

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I'm not a mechanic, just have average smarts and above-average willingness to shoot off my mouth. That said:
Should be self-adjusting. May be air in the line, so, Try bleeding the clutch. I don't think this would be hard except maybe for access to get your hand in there. If there's air in the line, something is wrong & the fix may not last.
 

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Well, my clutch pedal problem has finally as of today been fixed (I hope!!!) by the dealer after waiting four months for the required parts. They changed my manual transmission and put the new clutch slave cylinder kit in to replace the bad one. I'm just lucky mine was still under the power train warranty when it first started to give me trouble. All the manual transmission models apparently have faulty clutch slave cylinders, but almost all are past 50,000 miles or 5 years by the time it happened so no powertrain warranty coverage. I'm just hoping everything holds up.
 

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Recently, my gen 2 cruze’s clutch has been sticking to the floor. Sometimes it work. Perfectly, sometimes there’s absolutely 0 pressure and I can’t even drive my car, and sometimes it can be pushed in and will retract slowly or not at all. This just started happening after getting like a foot of snow for several days. Has anyone else had transmission, clutch, or gearbox problems in their manual trans cruzes?
Although I know this may be a late reply, I had the same issue. Sometimes I could pump it after the car was off and it would work instead for me to drive the car to the dealership. I would have to turn the car off put it in first gear started unload the car to lunch forward and float. Gears without grinding coming to a stop man. I would have to turn the car off and repeat the process ended up being a slave cylinder first day blended. It worked for about 5 miles and then I came back the slave cylinder unfortunately as you probably know it was located inside the bell housing, which was about $4000 for me to get replaced.
 

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My 2018 failed at 15,000 miles. My failures were a clutch pack failure. Dealership said my failure was uncommon. They replaced everything in the clutch drive assembly including a new slave cylinder which was not part of the initial failure. They knew about the slave cylinder issues and got ahead of the problem. So far so good with over 50,000 miles on the clock.
 
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