[DML] Re: CLUTCH PROBLEMS WITH 6944
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[DML] Re: CLUTCH PROBLEMS WITH 6944



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "rdcejc@..." <rdcejc@...> wrote:
> H E L P !    
> While driving my D yesterday the clutch peddle became very soft 
(when pushed it went down with very little resistance)  I was in 3rd 
gear at the time and couldn't shift without grinding.  Can anyone 
give me advice as to what could have gone wrong? ( it was working 
fine all day)  Did the clutch go out or could it be a linkage 
problem?  All help will be most appreciated.

Ed - The first thing to do is to check the clutch fluid level to make 
sure that you still have some in the reservoir, and have not 
introduced air into the system.  If you are low on fluid, you should 
check for leakage of the master cylinder.  To do this, you look under 
the dash near the brake pedal.  You will see the clutch linkage rod 
going into the end of the master cylinder.  If the master cylinder 
has failed, you should see fluid leaks into the carpet under the end 
of the master cylinder.  Also check the condition of the hose that 
connects the master cylinder to the reservoir.  You can do this from 
below.  You might see fluid "sweating" through the hose.  If so, the 
hose has failed.  Do you have the original plastic clutch line, or 
the upgraded S/S braided line?  Plastic is bad in this application.  
In any event, if the fluid has leaked down and air has gotten into 
the clutch hydraulic system, you must correct the fault, and then 
fill and bleed the system.  Let us know what you find.

Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
DMC Northwest (www.dmcnorthwest.com)
DeLorean Parts Northwest, LLC (www.delorean-parts.com)



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