Clutch Issues

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AdaM42
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by AdaM42 » Sat May 15, 2010 12:31 am
Whenever I take a sharp turn quickly (off/on ramps, making a left/right on a yellow :oops: ) I notice the clutch pedal feels funny. It doesn't take as much effort to push it down. It feels like it isn't returning back to normal height. I normally just put it in neutral and pump the clutch and it comes back.

1999 SL1

Just wondering if anyone knows what's up...

Thanks in advance!
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by Viperoni » Sat May 15, 2010 8:40 am
The clutch hydraulic system, and the clutch itself, isn't affected by the car turning.
You may have a weak or leaking clutch hydraulic system, which would cause you to need to pump the pedal a bit to shift, but your problem sounds more like an actual clutch issue.

Do you ever get grinds on shifts?
Does the clutch slip?
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by AdaM42 » Sat May 15, 2010 10:15 pm
Clutch never slips
Its grinds sometimes, but i normally chalk that up to getting off the clutch too soon...
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by Viperoni » Sun May 16, 2010 9:29 pm
The grind could also be a worn tranny or really bad fluid, but pay close attention when you're shifting and see if it's a legitimate grind... if the clutch isn't releasing all the way (because the hydraulics are bad), that would cause grinds.

The fact that you say you have to pump the pedal for the clutch to work properly is an indication that the hydraulics are bad though.
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by andrew88 » Sun May 16, 2010 9:33 pm
Yes, pumping of the pedal is a definite sign that your hydros are getting weak.
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by AdaM42 » Sun May 16, 2010 10:47 pm
Fix?
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by andrew88 » Sun May 16, 2010 10:55 pm
Change your hydros. Two 13mm nuts and one clip on the clutch pedal. Push and twist the hdros out of the trans, push and twist the hydros out of the firewall.
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by Viperoni » Mon May 17, 2010 10:56 pm
andrew88 wrote:Change your hydros. Two 13mm nuts and one clip on the clutch pedal. Push and twist the hdros out of the trans, push and twist the hydros out of the firewall.


And if you have ABS, curse like a sailor ;)
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by andrew88 » Mon May 17, 2010 10:58 pm
silly abs, note: if you have abs get none abs master cylinder from wreckers and swap!
ABS also makes doing valve bodies a pain and just in the way of everything.
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by AdaM42 » Tue May 18, 2010 10:57 pm
No ABS :)

Guess I'll have to hit up some scrap yards and see what I can find.
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by AdaM42 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:03 pm
Went to a Wreckers and realized I have no idea what I'm looking for...

Can anyone lend a hand?

Will supply beer/money...
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by andrew88 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:45 pm
Lol, I thought of doing a how to but Im le lazy in this heat so Ill just post the pics..

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