clutch help !

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by bluemax, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. bluemax

    bluemax

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    while waiting at a traffic light on the cruisers first run and in gear the clutch engages after afew moments while pedal is still pressed
    any ideas
    thanx in advance
     
  2. GetsUThere

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    If you aren't noticing symptoms of air in the line, I'd suspect that your clutch master cylinder or slave are leaking internally. The fluid is leaking past the piston & seal in the cylinder.
     
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    yeah, sounds like an internal leak. Same thing happens to my brakes, I need to reseal the master.
     
  4. nocents

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    Check for leaking master or slave cylinder or hoses. The presure has to be bleeding off, you will soon be out of fluid too!

    Nocents
     
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    Fluid is getting past a seal somewhere. Look under the rig at the slave cylinder. Is the boot wet/leaking/nasty? If it looks ok, look up under the dash at where the clutch pedal pushrod goes through the firewall. Is it wet there?


    Most likely leakdown in the slave cylinder. DO NOT expect it to last long like this. Either replace it or rebuild it asap. If it's post-74(?), you should be able to get a rebuild kit with a new piston at your local auto parts store. Be sure to hone the cylinder as well since the most common cause of failure is a rusty bore that will continue to damage piston seals until it's cleaned up.

    Eric
     
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    thanx for the info

    this place is great
     
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