1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Q&A
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Question: Clutch Fluid Leaks
The clutch hydraulic system must have pits or scoring in the clutch master or slave cylinder. As you press the clutch pedal the rubber seals in the cylinder travel through the bore and develop hydraulic pressure. If the bore is scored the rubber seals get damaged and rather than develop hydraulic pressure fluid leaks past the seal each time the pedal is pressed. At rest the seals may well be resting in an area of the cylinder bore that is not damaged or scored. - patrick mannion
This isn't an answer, but I have a question about this. I have the same car with the same issue. What ever ended up being the diagnoses on this? Or do you even have the car anymore? I haven't had mine looked at yet. - 98z24
when clutch pedal is depressed the hydraulic system gets pressurized causing leaks at clutch master cylinder, clutch slave cylinder, or hydraulic lines if any one those are worn out(just like autotechpat describes in his answer). Take your vehicle to a good shop and have them inspect the leak. if the shop recommends to replcae master and slave cylinder at the same time and if the cost is ok then you should replace both because there is a possibility that if one goes out then the other might go out right after so it is not a bad idea to do both at the same time. - duc.Man900ss
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