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I need a little help, I have a 2000 kia sephia and my clutch pedal is sticking when I change gears. Am I going to need a new clutch, don't want to get jipped by the mechanic. Thanks for any advice you can give me.
 

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Dear fellow Kia user: what do you mean by "the clutch is sticking". Does the pedal stay down? Does it not disengage? Or does it stay disengaged? Can you shift the car? You will have to be more specific and I will try and help you. speedster1
 

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I would bet its something simple like a clutch return spring or could be the pivot point needs to be greased. Have you looked under the dash by the pedals? Probably towards the top of the clutch pedal to see of there is a spring and check the pivot point. See if it is broken. I Havnt had a chance to look on my 98 sephia yet but when the wife gets home with it i'll run out and look to see if there is one there.
 

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The problem gets stranger.... The problem seems to only happen when the interior has been cooled down by the AC. When you turn on the AC it doesn't happen, only after enough time has passed for the interior to be cooled down. Roll down the window and allow the interior to be warmed back up, and it stops. But it doesn't happen when the vehicle has been cooled by the enviorment.
 

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Actually after I posted that yesterday it happened with no AC on and it being 90 degrees outside. I was able to squeeze under the dash and look at it closer and it's absolutely the piston that goes through the fire wall binding up and getting stuck. I've parked it for now since it's not safe to drive like this and will try to find a fix this weekend.
 
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