Re: [DML] Clutch will not disengage fully
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Re: [DML] Clutch will not disengage fully



Easy answer.

If the clutch master cylinder was bad the slave cylinder would probably 
be just as wore.

I was told to replace in pairs because if one is shot the other will 
soon follow and that is probably what you are experiencing.

Mark V



On Jul 5, 2005, at 10:23 PM, Jeff Phillips wrote:

> Hi again all, I replaced the leaking clutch master cylinder and all
> was well for about a day.  After driving the car to the next town and
> getting a bite to eat the clutch would not disengage fully.  I drove
> back to Biloxi and went into a casino, when I left an hour later the
> clutch would barely disengage at all, I had a difficult time getting
> her home.  I went ahead and re-bled the clutch and did not find any
> air in the system.  The clutch pedal is as stiff as it always has been
> and I'm seeing atleast 1-1.5" of travel of the clutch fork.  I have an
> adjustable cleavis pin on my new master cylinder and by extending that
> to its maximum distance I was able to improve the situation but not
> enough to eliminate it (I prefer to fix the root cause, not just
> over-compensate for it).  Here is a bit of history.  A new clutch TO
> and pilot bearing, rebuilt clutch disc, stainless clutch line, new
> master and rebuilt slave cylinder went in in '99 by the PO. I replaced
> the master cylinder yesterday.  The clutch does not slip but the TO
> bearing is now making a fair amount of noise.  The clutch fluid bled
> out shows quite a bit of color and bits of deteriorated rubber which I
> assume is coming from the old master cylinder that was in poor
> condition.
>
> How much travel should the clutch fork have to disengage the pressure
> plate?  Aside from the throwout bearing noise my problem seems to
> still be hydraulic.  Is it possible that the slave cylinder is now the
> culprit?  When the slave goes bad does it leak visibly (mine shows no
> external leakage)?
>
> Help me out with this one, I can't seem to get this one solved.
>
> Thanks,
> Jeff
> #10544
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