Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 00:55:17 GMT
From: bradford <>
Subject: Re: Help!!! Clutch went to floor!! ASAP! Please read!

it turned out when i went to take a better look in the light that the hose from the master to slave broke..where it goes from metal to i am replacing this as i assume that pushing it back in wont help becuase of its high pressure....while i pulled the master i replaced the seals again becuase it is so cheap and easy...i got the new hose for 50$..i hope i dont have any problems disconnecting at the slave end...anybody have any suggestions??...i am eithher gonna use a claw foot wrench or snape the line and get down there with a socket..any people have any other thoughts...thanks for all your help...i hope i dont have a problem with line.. brad In article <>, wrote: > Hi Brad, > > If you were having problems with the slave seals, I'd expect that you'd see > a gradual loss of fluid at the fluid resevoir (and a little pool on the > ground). > > FatHoss' theory about the return spring sounds like a winner, but then you > say that very little foot pressure is required to put the pedal all the way > to the floor. That may indicate that you have a seal problem as well. > > Let's assume that you've already checked all along the hydraulics for leaks, > and that none of the master cyl seals have been fitted back-to-front. > > A very wild guess is that the return spring has broken in one or more > places. A fragment of it may have lodged between a seal and the cylinder > wall. This means that fluid would rush by when you press the pedal down. The > extra friction would prevent the piston (and pedal) from returning properly. > > A disintegrating seal may be able to cause the same symptoms too. At any > rate I'd put my money on the master cylinder - both seals and return spring. > > Tell us what it really turned out to be when you've fixed it. > > Regards, > > Robert > Gothenburg > 1983 900 8v carb > 1999 9-3 200 no user serviceable parts inside > > FatHoss wrote: > > > I had a problem like this a few years back, it turned out to be the > > return spring inside the pump itself (just above the pedal, under the > > hood, above the firewall) With the spring broken, the plunger was > > stuck in the pedal down position. Occasionally it would drop back in > > place and the clutch would work again. I just found a close > > replacement spring and installed it, it's still working. I would check > > that spring especially if there is no actual fluid loss. > > > > Good Luck! > > > > On Tue, 01 Aug 2000 01:46:54 GMT, bradford Return to Main Index

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