Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 09:42:08 -0400
From: "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospamove this to reply to'>
Subject: Re: clutch play? (c900)

"Grunff" <> wrote in message > John B wrote: > > >> The Bentley manual doesn't mention my specific problem as a failure mode. >> Rather, it talks mostly about a so-called "spongy" feel, which I'm >> honestly >> not sure what they mean exactly. > > It's just that - a soft pedal, which results in a very low-to-the-floor > biting point. Caused by air in the hydraulics (master/slave/pipe). Air is > very compressible. Yeah, I have that symptom too on my daughter's '98 900SE. It had a new clutch and slave cyl. installed just before we bought it. I'm pretty sure that it has some trapped air in the clutch line somewhere, but from everything I have seen, bleeding the clutch hydraulics is a tricky situation. I think you may have to remove the slave cylinder (which means the trans has to be pulled) to really get all the air out completely. Any comments? -Fred W

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