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Clutch Pedal Went Away by fffttt1
Started on: 07-01-2013 11:32 AM
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Last post by: mitchjl22 on 07-01-2013 06:29 PM
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Clutch was working fine for years. Clutch Net pressure plate/disc assembly and throwout bearing has about 5000mi.. Slave cylinder is older ('84 ?) long stroke. Hydraulic line has no air. Driving to work and at destination clutch went almost to floor, grabbing ~ 1/2in. from floor. Driving home from work, pedal went away totally. Good thing I know how to up/downshift w/o clutch! No sign of fluid leakage anywhere. Do I suspect master or slave first, and is there a way to test before I start replacing parts?
Thanks, Ray in TX.
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If the slave leaks it will run out around the rod. If the Master leaks you may not see it because of the design, the fluid can be returned to resivor. I would suspect master first. Larry
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Thanks for the reply "trotterlg". Opinion........rebuild kit, or just go ahead and buy a new master? Autozone "Duralast" master for ~ $38.
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You kind of hate just throwing parts at a problem, but since there is only really two parts to work with it may be the easiest thing to do, I would go with a complete unit, but then I have money in my pocket. First I would check to see that nothing is bent under the dash, then buy parts. Larry
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Got the money so I'll just replace the master. If that doesn't fix it.........I'll have a spare unit!
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before you go replacing parts, did you have someone depress the clutch while you observed thelinkage on the tranny to see if it is moving?
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Yes I did. I had the engine bonnet open, drivers door open, and I depressed the clutch pedal with an old broom handle. The lever on the transmission housing did not move.
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Report this Post07-01-2013 05:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
At least on V6s, I know they used a different clutch fork till mid 86. It was a welded up conglomeration of bits and pieces. I had one fall apart on my 86 4 spd. I had to nurse it back home shifting without a clutch. After mid 86 they went to a one piece solid fork. Its a direct bolt in replacement, but kit does include a new pivot shaft which is different than the older one. You will have to pull the transaxle to replace it. If it wasnt your master cylinder, thats where your problem probably is.
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Report this Post07-01-2013 06:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fastblackSend a Private Message to fastblackEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If you plan on replacing parts, be sure to start here first. Not sure how price compares to local parts stores but I'm sure the quality is MUCH better.
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Report this Post07-01-2013 06:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mitchjl22Click Here to Email mitchjl22Send a Private Message to mitchjl22Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by fastblack:

If you plan on replacing parts, be sure to start here first. Not sure how price compares to local parts stores but I'm sure the quality is MUCH better.


I second this. I bought the getrag all aluminum slave cylinder. Top notch quality.
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