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Hydraulic Clutch Problem

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Old 08-09-2008, 06:03 PM
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I have a bit of a problem. The clutch one day is find, the next it was catching near the floor, and this morning it was catching in the floor and not wanting to go into gear, and the clutch was sticking to the floor a little bit. I got to work and someone suggested that I fill up on Dot 3 Brake Fluid. I did, and it helped a bit but the clutch is still catching near the floor. He also mentioned something about a Slave Cylinder. Can anyone help me?
 
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Old 08-09-2008, 07:29 PM
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There are two hydraulic cylinders for the clutch. The master cylinder is on the firewall, and the slave cylinder is near the front of the car, on the tranny, near the radiator. Are you losing any fluid?
 
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:29 AM
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If the reservoir was empty, its not enough just to fill it. You have to bleed the clutch.
 
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:18 AM
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This is whats weird about it... when I put the Dot 3 in it, the resevoir was basically already full... i just added a tiny little bit and filled it up to the top... but it started going into gear again? Any suggestions.... It doesnt seem to be leaking anything either...
 
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:28 AM
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Thats strange. Still, you may have air in the system & need to bleed it.
 
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You probably have an air pocket in your master cylinder or something. You should just flush your clutch fluid.
 
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:15 PM
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Hey guys thanks.... I will have to bleed it out this weekend and tell you if that fixes it or not... thanks for the replies guys!
 
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:50 PM
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Clutch bleeding tricks...

If you have a pressure bleeder, bleed it backwards. Suck out the reservoir fluid, then push fluid IN thru the bleed screw at the slave cylinder. That way you push the bubbles UPHILL, the way they naturallywant to go.

Old-fashioned bleeding? Tie a string around the clutch pedal. After you let the pressure out, the pedal wont spring back up - you have to pull it. Control it with foot, dont let it SNAP back up.
 
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