Re: [DML] Clutch Slipping
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Re: [DML] Clutch Slipping



That would be my clutch master cylinder. :-)

Yes, check your linkage.  I drove from Phesant Run to Dave's 
thinking I needed a new clutch.  Just shortened the link, worked 
like it should.

Matt
VIN: 2953
Frostburg, MD

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle@...> wrote:
>
> It's not only the factory or aftermaket adjustable linkage bar 
that 
> can cause this. I recently installed a new clutch master (origin 
> uncertain - owner brought it with him) that had a built-in 
adjuster 
> right on the link rod. Nice idea, but it came out of the box with 
the 
> rod set maybe 1/8" too long. This took all the slop out of the 
pedal 
> and did not allow the relief valve to open. This caused the clutch 
to 
> start slipping almost immediately. The fix was to shorten the link 
a 
> bit, but it could easily have led to a mis-diagnosis of a bad 
clutch, 
> at worst it could have caused the clutch to wear out quickly. 
> 
> So - if you happen to get one of the adjustable masters, be sure 
to 
> check the adjustment, making sure that the cylinder is completely 
> released when the pedal is all the way up. 
> 
> Wierd coincidence - on the same day I had the same problem on my 
> daughter's Subaru. Same linkage design. And I'm not convinced that 
it 
> didn't cost me a clutch job on that one. (BTW - on a Subaru you 
pull 
> the engine to change the clutch - OW!)
> 
> Dave S








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