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97 chevy cavalier 2.2l 5sp clutch problem

My clutch on my cavalier has to be bled every week or so.
There are no visible leaks.
Has new clutch, slave and master cylinders.
Any help would be appreciated.

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  • ciafromtexas Sep 03, 2008

    Chevrolet Cavalier 97 2.2 5spd

    Well the pedal is really soft, doesn't go to the floor. But there isn't enough pressure to shift into gear. Yes the parts were all changed at one time. I have changed the slave cylinder once since it was all new though. I heard that may be the problem and it didn't fix it. When you pump the clutch it stays hard. Doesn't sink. If it is a leak it's not a terrible one, because as i stated before it only has to be bled every 6-10 days. Thank you for your response.

  • mergathal Jan 31, 2009

    I have the 97 Z24 with the 2.4 and recently started having this problem, If I pump the pedal, does not get hard but will shift. Bleed it every 4-5 days and it stays hard, does not bleed down but by day 5, will have no pressure again. Replaced the master cylinder so I guess my next step it to replace the slave/throw out bearing. Not once that I have checked it and seen any loss of fluid from the resavoir. But when I bleed it, plenty of air comes out. Tranny was replaced about 4 years ago, with new clutch kit installed at the time.

  • dying Feb 06, 2009

    i have to bleed my clutch about once a week, i got a new slave and clutch and it still need to be bleed

  • matt1520 May 12, 2009

    my 97 cavalier has the same problem , how do you bleed it?

  • Robert Dunlap May 11, 2010

    Is clutch pedal sinking? pump clutch until hard, hold pedal, does clutch stay hard or does it sink? How many times has the parts been changed? Were they changed at the same time?

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    michelle yates Feb 13, 2013

    I had the same situation but hopefully this will help you in time, In my case I kept bleeding and bleeding and it was still full. I was checking the master cylinder one. You need to check the 1 in the corner with no writing. Mine was bone dry. Let me know if it helped



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The hyd clutch system assembly???? would that be replacing the parts again?? I have done slave twice and master once,,,,,,, same problem./...///....

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Get the hyd clutch system assembly complete and pre-bleed from the dealer

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