[DML] Re: Clutch Problem
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[DML] Re: Clutch Problem

I need to bleed my clutch, can someone send a few extra details on the
easiest way to get to the bleed valve on the transmission end? 
Easiest with the car in the air?  Left side or right side for access?

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, tobyp@xxxx wrote:
> Jim - The very first thing to do is check the fluid level in the 
> clutch fluid reservoir.  The clutch system is hydraulic, so there is 
> no cable to simply tighten.  If the level has dropped significantly, 
> there may be air in the system now.  You will have to bleed that air 
> out before the clutch will work correctly.  If the fluid level has 
> gone down, you have a leak someplace.  The list of possible leak 
> sources includes the master cylinder (look for fluid on the driver's 
> side floor mat between the brake pedal and gas pedal), the hose 
> between the reservoir and the master cylinder (rubber, known to 
> deteriorate over time), the hydraulic fluid line (original is 
> plastic and is known to fail) between the master cylinder and the 
> slave cylinder, and finally; the slave cylinder (mounted on top of 
> the transmission bell housing just forward of the engine).  Pick 
> your favorite vendor for any parts that you find are not correct.  
> Diagnosing problems in this system does require some removal of 
> access panels, and also access to a lift or some good ramps for 
> inspections and repairs under the car.  Feel free to contact me off-
> list for any additional information.  Good luck.
> GENERAL GUIDANCE - Check all fluid levels *before* you have an issue 
> like this, rather than after.  Includes brakes, clutch, coolant, 
> transmission oil, and engine oil.  Good maintenance practice.
> Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
> DeLorean Parts Northwest, LLC
> www.delorean-parts.com
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, jimbo0946@xxxx wrote:
> > I went to take my D out for a nice little drive and as soon as I 
> sat down and felt the pedals, I knew something was wrong.  The 
> clutch felt extremely loose.  I still have the original stiff 
> clutch.  When I press on the pedal it feels like a normal loose 
> clutch, found in today's cars, for about 75% of the way.  The 
> remaining quarter of the way, it feels like it should.  It won't go 
> into gear all the time, but will sometimes.

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