Clutch pedal went to floor-had to pull up by hand



I recently stopped at a light with my 96 Toyota Camry. When I depressed the clutch (5 speed) to shift gears, the clutch pedal went all the way to the floor and wouldn’t come up. I couldn’t shift except into reverse. I turned the engine off for a few minutes, then reached down and pulled the pedal up (and prayed!). When I started the engine up again, everything seemed to be ok. Am I losing my clutch or master/slave cylinder? (The engine seems to run a little hot, but the gauge only stays in the middle).


[b]It sure sounds like the clutch hydraulic components are the problem. Most likely the clutch master cylinder.

Replace both the master and slave cylinder for the clutch system. And you won’t have to worry about it for another 100,000 miles.