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Leak in hydraulic clutchline at firewall

Well it started by notcing if i kept the clutch to the floor for a light, or waiting for watever reason that when i released the pedal.. the clutch would grab almost immedialty , i would have to pump the pedal a bit.. and then it would operate correctly , for a little while anyways.. i guess ive spewed all the fluid out of the line now and have no idea where the bleed screw is for it on the transmission.. i see where the leak is and thankfully its Not in the bellhouse side of the line.. however i am curious as to how its completely dry , i know that the clutch and brakes use the same resevoir and the brakes are still rock solid.. .. any ideas or advice would be capital.. i want to get it working so i can drive it to a shop.. and not have to get it towed for even more money...

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  • facebash Dec 03, 2008

    ahh ok that would explain why the brakes are still working fine and the clutch died.. the leak is literally at the sealpoint where the clutch line or pipe i suppose, as its a hard hollow line for fluids} on the firewall.. there is no fluid inside the car so im guessing replacing the assembly at the firewall point is what needs to be repaired.... one thing i Still need to know.. at least so far.. is where the bleed screw for the clutchline is.. im guessing the bell housing.. but where ? is it inside ? or is it accessable from outside? thankyou for the quick reply by the way.. that was really fast

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    The 2 reservoirs are separated by a partition



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You need to replace the master cylinders, it is leaking down the hoses and into the firewall, it is highly corrosive. as far as bleeding it, i never remember doing that, i just remember pumping it till all the air bubbles floated to the top. you may also ba able to find a rebuild kit for the master sylinder, but prolly not.

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