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clutch pedal goes all soft


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#1 Leroy

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 11:18 PM

Now that warmer weather is here (at last), my clutch pedal has started acting up. It's fine first thing in the morning, but after about 20 minutes of city driving, it starts getting mushy - instead of about 3/4" free play, it takes almost half the travel before I get any resistance, and the engagement/disengamement point is almost on the floor. It still disengages, but I can feel a little thunk when I change gears, & that's with the pedal mashed right to the floor.

I don't know if it's connected at all, but I did have a new clutch put in about 3 months ago.

Is this the last gasp of my master cylinder, or is there something else at work here?

Oh yeah - it's a 2000 Legacy L with about 112,000 km on the clock.

Thanks.

#2 OB99W

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 06:59 AM

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Is this the last gasp of my master cylinder, or is there something else at work here?
[...]

Assuming no fluid loss (external leak), could be either the master or slave.

See these for possible cause and fix:
http://endwrench.com/images/pdfs/ClutchPedal.pdf
http://endwrench.com/images/pdfs/ClutchInfoWin04.pdf

#3 nickb21

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 10:28 AM

Sounds like what happened to me last friday. Although mine started sticking a bit when pushed in.

Check out this thread if you haven't already.

http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=75325

#4 CAS83Brumby

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 08:46 PM

it is probably the slave cylinder, it happend to me on my datsun and I had to replace it, now all good.

#5 Leroy

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 01:47 PM

This looks like the ticket. The pedal hasn't stuck yet, but it feels like it might. No visible leaks.

http://endwrench.com...ClutchPedal.pdf

Thanks, guys.

#6 OB99W

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 03:37 PM

This looks like the ticket. The pedal hasn't stuck yet, but it feels like it might. No visible leaks.

http://endwrench.com...ClutchPedal.pdf

Thanks, guys.

You're welcome; good luck with the repair.




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