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Depressed clutch and couldn't start it.

Shop towed it, rebuilt clutch, I got it back. Drove 3 miles fine and then gears hard to engage and by the time I got it home couldn't get into gear without pumping clutch.

Next day, pump clutch into 1st and Rav takes off on it's own.
Had to float the gears back to shop and now they say it's the master cylinder.
It's leaking fluid on depress of clutch pedal.

How does a master cylinder get messed up by fixing the clutch? He wants $250 more on top of the $900 I spent on the clutch.
 

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Is the clutch slave cylinder full of fluid, or there any sign of brake fluid leakage from the clutch slave cylinder by the cylinder or under the vehicle at or near the clutch housing? Suggest making certain that the cylinder reservoir is full of fluid, placing some cardboard or newspaper under the vehicle under the engine bay and the clutch housing, pumping the clutch repeatedly a number of times, and then checking for leakage on the cardboard or paper. If there is it is likely that the shop which replaced the clutch caused the problem and should replace/repair the cylinder or any fluid line which has been damaged. If they refuse and there is a state of local government office which regulates auto repair shop suggest referring the matter to them. If in the end you are made responsible for the repair or replacement one should be able to buy replacement part(s) at an auto supply store for a lot less money and DIY the job. Of course the system will need to be bled of air afterward but that should be a rather easy job.
 

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Is the clutch slave cylinder full of fluid, or there any sign of brake fluid leakage from the clutch slave cylinder by the cylinder or under the vehicle at or near the clutch housing? Suggest making certain that the cylinder reservoir is full of fluid, placing some cardboard or newspaper under the vehicle under the engine bay and the clutch housing, pumping the clutch repeatedly a number of times, and then checking for leakage on the cardboard or paper. If there is it is likely that the shop which replaced the clutch caused the problem and should replace/repair the cylinder or any fluid line which has been damaged. If they refuse and there is a state of local government office which regulates auto repair shop suggest referring the matter to them. If in the end you are made responsible for the repair or replacement one should be able to buy replacement part(s) at an auto supply store for a lot less money and DIY the job. Of course the system will need to be bled of air afterward but that should be a rather easy job.
I think I got hosed.
 

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Is the clutch slave cylinder full of fluid, or there any sign of brake fluid leakage from the clutch slave cylinder by the cylinder or under the vehicle at or near the clutch housing? Suggest making certain that the cylinder reservoir is full of fluid, placing some cardboard or newspaper under the vehicle under the engine bay and the clutch housing, pumping the clutch repeatedly a number of times, and then checking for leakage on the cardboard or paper. If there is it is likely that the shop which replaced the clutch caused the problem and should replace/repair the cylinder or any fluid line which has been damaged. If they refuse and there is a state of local government office which regulates auto repair shop suggest referring the matter to them. If in the end you are made responsible for the repair or replacement one should be able to buy replacement part(s) at an auto supply store for a lot less money and DIY the job. Of course the system will need to be bled of air afterward but that should be a rather easy job.
Yeah it's leaking a lot of fluid under the clutch.
 

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Suggest trying the remedies already posted. If you cannot have the clutch replacement shop fix the problem and if the leak is coming from the clutch master cylinder it also is possible to buy a rebuilding kit (lots of possibilities shown when doing an internet search), Less expensive than having to buy a new clutch cylinder.
 

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Shifts great now no leaking, But the speedometer doesn't work.
 

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What was done to fix the clutch fluid leak? Perhaps when repairing that the speed sensor wire was disconnected or broken.
 
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