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How much does it cost to replace a flexible clutch hose?

The average cost to replace your brake hose is $200—parts cost about $82 and labor costs about $117. Keep in mind that this is just a replacement cost estimate. Your flexible clutch hose replacement price will vary based on your vehicle's make and model.
How long does it take to replace a flexible clutch hose? A certified mechanic generally takes about 1.0 hours hours to replace your flexible clutch hose. They will first inspect the flexible clutch hose to see if it’s the source of the problem, then proceed to replace the hose if needed.
Here’s an overview of the flexible clutch hose repair costs for different vehicles:
Estimate DateCustomerCarFair Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostLabor Time
May 23, 2024
Volkswagen Eos
$162
$55
$107
0.9 Hours
May 21, 2024
Genesis G80
$170
$55
$115
0.9 Hours
May 21, 2024
Volvo S60
$167
$55
$112
0.9 Hours
May 18, 2024
Eagle Talon
$166
$55
$111
0.9 Hours
May 18, 2024
Saturn Outlook
$167
$55
$111
0.9 Hours
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How did we estimate these prices?

Jerry's experts researched and collected data from 2500+ real repair shops in all 50 states in the US, including everything from the total cost of repair services to the hourly labor cost for mechanic labor in each shop. We combined that data with our expert database of hundreds of real repair jobs, thousands of real cars, millions of real car part prices in order to best estimate the cost of each repair service. Our labor cost estimate is calculated by taking the average hourly labor rate for a certified mechanic in the US, times the number of hours it takes on average to complete a repair. We recommend you compare your local shops with Jerry and contact those shops directly to get final pricing for your vehicle.

What parts do I need for a flexible clutch hose replacement and how much do they cost?

When your flexible clutch hose breaks, it’s generally the only part you’ll need to replace. Although prices may vary based on your vehicle’s make and model, parts for this replacement are relatively inexpensive. The average cost for a new flexible clutch hose is between $55.17 and $67.44.
However, depending on whether you buy an OEM or aftermarket part, you could pay more or less for a new clutch hose. 
You can purchase a flexible clutch hose for your car from auto parts stores like AutoZone, NAPA Auto Parts, and Advance Auto Parts, as well as online retailers such as Amazon and RockAuto. Three reputable brands for flexible clutch hoses are Dorman, Centric Parts, and ACDelco. However, the best part and brand for your flexible clutch hose replacement will vary based on your vehicle’s year, make, and model.
You can find flexible clutch hoses at most stores that sell automotive parts, as well as online through online auto parts stores like AutoZone, NAPA Auto Parts, and Advance Auto Parts. If you’re in a pinch and need quick delivery, you can also find them on Amazon—but check with your owner’s manual to ensure they’re compatible with your vehicle before buying.
The flexible clutch hose is an important component of vehicles with a hydraulic clutch system. The flexible clutch hose transports the pressure and hydraulic fluid displaced when the clutch pedal is pressed. In simple terms, this hose sends fluid to your clutch.

Where can I get my flexible clutch hose replaced?

Finding the right auto repair shop to change your flexible clutch hose can be tricky, especially if you don’t have a go-to repair shop or mechanic in your area. Luckily, Jerry's
GarageGuard™
can help! It helps you compare costs from over 2,500 vetted car repair shops in the US hassle-free. 
With Jerry's GarageGuard™, you can compare fair price estimates* from each shop using their actual hourly labor cost, determine if you’ll need to save for additional fees (and if it’s included in the service cost) and read trustworthy reviews to help you choose the best shop for your flexible clutch hose repairs.
Check out some of our vetted shops below and download the app to compare car repair quotes in your area.
105 Reviews
Wrench Inc. DBA Otobots - DFW

Flexible Clutch Hose Replacement Cost
Fair Cost Estimate for This Shop
$186
(Parts - $61, Labor - $125)
Shop Diagnostic Fee
(Included in service charges)
$150
177 Reviews
54th Street Auto Center
address
415 W 54th St, New York, NY
Flexible Clutch Hose Replacement Cost
Fair Cost Estimate for This Shop
$222
(Parts - $61, Labor - $161)
Shop Diagnostic Fee
(Included in service charges)
$191
158 Reviews
Max Auto
address
3930 S Federal Blvd, Englewood, CO
Flexible Clutch Hose Replacement Cost
Fair Cost Estimate for This Shop
$180
(Parts - $61, Labor - $119)
Shop Diagnostic Fee
(Included in service charges)
$129.95
183 Reviews
Goodyear Auto Service - Fredericksburg Corner
address
9631 Patriot Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA
Flexible Clutch Hose Replacement Cost
Fair Cost Estimate for This Shop
$180
(Parts - $61, Labor - $119)
Shop Diagnostic Fee
(Included in service charges)
$140
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How did we vet these shops?

Jerry experts researched 2500+ real repair shops across the US. We talked to real shop customers, and analyzed both real shop pricing data and thousands of real customer reviews from each shop to verify them individually. We do not partner with the shops listed above, and our analysis is always unbiased.

How will a mechanic replace my flexible clutch hose?

If you suspect flexible clutch hose failure, your mechanic will take the following steps to replace it: 
  • Identify the faulty flexible clutch hose and put the vehicle on jack stands
  • Remove the defective flexible clutch hose
  • Install a new flexible clutch hose
  • Bleed the clutch system of air and remove the car from the jack stands
  • Road test the vehicle to ensure proper clutch operation

What happens if I don’t replace my flexible clutch hose?

If you notice signs of a damaged clutch hose, you’ll want to have it repaired as soon as possible. The purpose of a clutch hose is to transport the hydraulic fluid that is displaced when you press down on the clutch pedal to disengage the clutch. If the hose is damaged, you may have a problem with shifting gears, which can be potentially dangerous. If you continue driving with a bad flexible clutch hose, you also risk fluid leakage—and you need sufficient fluid for the clutch system to operate.
Perhaps more importantly, a soft clutch pedal can result from a damaged hose. If the hose develops a substantial leak or loses enough fluid, the clutch pedal will go soft due to insufficient pressure. When there is no pressure in the clutch pedal, you cannot disengage the clutch, and your vehicle will be undrivable.

What is a flexible clutch hose replacement?

The flexible clutch hose, also called the clutch line, is part of a manual transmission hydraulic clutch system to supply your clutch with fluid and allows it to move smoothly when shifting gears. It connects the clutch master cylinder, the part of the hydraulic system that generates hydraulic pressure, to the clutch slave cylinder
Over time, the hose can crack, leak, compress, or kink. These issues will cut off the fluid supply to the clutch and cause shifting problems. You’ll need to have a mechanic diagnose the problem and, if necessary, complete a flexible clutch hose replacement as soon as possible.
While flexible clutch hoses don’t malfunction regularly, they will need to be replaced at some point during the vehicle's life. Be vigilant about noticing leaking brake fluid or problems engaging the clutch.

How do I know if my flexible clutch hose needs replacing?

There is no standard timeline for when you can expect to replace your car’s flexible clutch hose.
When your car displays warning signs, it’s time to be serviced. Here are some of the most common symptoms:
  • Puddles of fluid under your vehicle (but brakes are working fine)
  • The clutch won’t engage properly
  • Difficulty shifting
  • The clutch pedal becomes stuck to the floor
Remember: If you’re constantly adding fluid to your clutch reservoir, it’s important not to wait on repairing or replacing a flexible clutch hose, as shifting problems pose a safety concern.

How often should flexible clutch hoses be replaced?

Although flexible clutch hoses are built to be durable, the hose can become damaged over time—a hole, crack, or leak may develop, or it can become kinked or compressed—affecting the function of the hose. 
While there’s no set interval for replacing these hoses, you should be vigilant and have yours inspected during
routine car maintenance
. The flexible clutch hoses don’t generally wear out fast, but it’s not unusual for them to need replacing at some point during your car’s lifespan. 

Can I replace the flexible clutch hose myself?

Replacing the clutch hose isn’t part of regular routine maintenance, but if you want to
save money on car expenses
, you might consider doing the replacement yourself.
If you have automotive knowledge and are looking for a DIY job, replacing your flexible clutch hose is possible from home—as long as you have the right tools. But if you’re not confident in your automotive repair knowledge and are wary about tackling the job, call a mechanic and leave it to a professional. 

FAQs

The average cost to replace a flexible clutch hose is $200, but the exact cost will depend on your vehicle’s make and model and where you have the replacement done. If other parts are damaged in the clutch system, your repair could be more expensive, too.
A bad or failing clutch hose will produce a few typical symptoms that alert the driver something is wrong with the clutch system. The most common signs include difficulty shifting, low clutch fluid or fluid leaks, and no resistance when the clutch pedal is pressed. If you notice any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with a mechanic as soon as possible.
There’s no set duration as to how long a clutch hose will last. Most hoses are manufactured to last a vehicle's lifetime, but because these parts experience a lot of wear, they can become worn out faster and need replacing. Have your clutch hose checked during routine maintenance to ensure proper working order and prevent problems down the road.

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