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Clutch gave up the ghost

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by masscrusher, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. masscrusher

    masscrusher

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    :mad: Folks,

    I was just going out of my driveway, and as I engaged the clutch to shift
    into 1st gear, the pedal went down all the way. That the transmission didn’t
    engage goes without saying. I know I was having a little leak from the
    master cylinder… but the reservoir is full. How do I know where the problem
    is: the master or the slave cylinder? If it could be possible to get an
    answer kind of “real time” (which means f$%^ing ASAP!)… please.

    :'(
     
  2. toddslater

    toddslater SILVER Star

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    Crawl under and look at your slave cly. If their is fluid dripping from around the rubber boot...bingo. Slave cyl rebuild kit is @$12.00 from rockauto.com. No sale at the slave cyl, check the master look on the fire wall inside and out for signs of fluid. Rebuild kit should be maybe a few dollars more.
     
  3. brian

    brian SILVER Star

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    sounds like it's the slave,to me.
    the system isn't that complicated.
    if there's fluid in the res and the pedals flat=look for a BIG leak some where.
     
  4. IDave

    IDave

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    You know, it seems funny to me that his reservoir is full. When I had leaks, and both the master and the slave were leaky, the reservoir drained right out. What if the piston spring broke and the piston was stuck pushed in? Could that block the reservoir from draining and impede the hydraulics?
     
  5. masscrusher

    masscrusher

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    I have a spare (brand new) master that I will install today. Also, I'll be changing the slave next week, or as soon as it can get here from JTO.

    I have been advised that it is good practice to change both. So thanks to all for the replies.

    :D