URGENT: Clutch Drag

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by VTCruiser, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. VTCruiser

    VTCruiser

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    I need to drive my cruiser from Vermont to South Carolina on wednesday, and I have just started having clutch problems. I noticed the pedal was unusually light, and recently the the transmission was getting stiffer and stiffer. I topped off the tranny oil as a precaution but to no effect.

    So, the clutch is dragging (won't release completely) making it imposible to shift. It's gotten to the point where if i start it in gear with the clutch depressed, the truck will lurch forward. It is undriveable. the pedal has no resistance until the last inch.

    - I checked the pedal/pushrod adjustments right away hoping for an easy fix but they were all where they needed to be.
    - The slave is new as of last year, but I had my father depress the clutch while I watched the slave and it only moved the clutch fork less than an inch. I figure it must not be getting enough fluid pressure.
    - I check the booster and it is working fine.
    - No line leaks to be found.

    Question: The last thing i can think of is the master cyl which is $150 USD. I just wanted to make sure i wasn't missing anything stupid before I bought it. the HJ and FJ master cyls are different. I called ENS and they can send me one over night for around $200 total. Lucky July 4th isn't a holiday up there. So i need to be in touch with them by 1pm to have it out today. I think I may go ahead and buy it anyway, just as a back up, but is there anything else I am missing?

    funny with land cruisers, if you DON'T drive them, s*** breaks. TIA
     
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    Bleed it and see what happenes.
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Yep, I always replace the master and slave at the same time. One seems to blow the other out if I don't..

    leed the system again tho..
     
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    will do, i ended up ordering the master anyway. I will bleed it again though.
     
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    Also check to see if you have any meat left on the friction disk.
    It's hard to see, but if you move the flywheel around a bit, you can peek in there and see it.

    And you can always drive without the clutch. Takes a bit of practice, but might get you onto and off of the interstate.
     
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    No, 60 series FJ,BJ and HJ use exactly same clutch master cylinder.
    There are only two kinds of clutch master cylinder. One for without clutch booster(31401-60021,22),, other for with clutch booster.(31401-60280,81,82)

    Regarding Slave cylinder, FJ and HJ use same slave cylinder also. But BJ is different.

    Yeah, If slave cylinder's pushrod doedn't move so much, bleeding first is essential. I think.

    Oh, Min Seok
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2005
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