I go to turn the car on and the clutch goes in all the way , it did turn on , i checked to see if it had clutch fluid ,added some and started to pump the clutch it got better the gears went in , later on the same day i had to do it again , what would be the best thing to check first?? master cylinder ,do i bleed it?
How much did you add ? lok for leaks around the master and slave cylinder, the slave will leak but the master probably wont as it has a seal to stop fluid leaks but not air leaks should the main fluid seals fail , this is to stop leaks on the carpet in the car , if their isnt any leaks then i would be getting a master cylinder repair kit or a decent used master cylinder, (now dont go buying second hand brake parts if a simmilar problem accours with the brakes , only fit new parts on the braking system
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Re: clutch or master problem?
CHECK FOR ANY LEAKS STARTING AT MASTER CYLINDER THEN CHECK SLAVE CYLINDER AT G/BOX IF OK THEN BLEED CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER OR SLAVE CYLINDER MIGHT HAVE WORN SEALS IN THEM THOUGH SO PARTS MIGHT NEED REPLACED.
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brake fluid goes in the reservoir on top of the clutch master cylinder. If there is no reservoir check for a line to the brake master cylinder reservoir as some cars use the brake master cylinder reservoir as a common unit . Check that that reservoir is full. Bleed out the slave cylinder to remove air in the system.
The clutch hydraulic system has a problem-either the clutch master cylinder or the slave cylinder on the bell housing may be at fault.
If the brake fluid is low in the clutch master cylinder reservoir, there may be a leak to the outside. Refill and check for leaks while someone pumps the clutch pedal. Check around the clutch master cylinder (also under the dash- if wet there around the top of the clutch pedal or if wet on the carpet below the pedal, the master cylinder is leaking.) Check the single line from the clutch master to the bell housing where the slave cylinder is. If no leaks found, likely the clutch master cylinder or the slave cylinder has failed internally.
Is it safe: there won't be any further damage caused by running it, but if shifting gets harder and harder to do, that may cause a driveability problem.
Pump the clutch pedal and then check for leaks again, including under the dash where the rod from the pedal goes into the clutch master cylinder. Once you find the leak, replace what's leaking and bleed the system to restore the pressure (bleeds from the slave unit, just like bleeding brakes)
If with brakes, your fluid is low, this is usually an indication you need to replace the pads/shoes or you have another problem, possibly a leak, the same goes for hydralic clutch systems. You should never have to add brake or clutch fluid.
You can add fluid the the clutch master cylinder but if it is completely empty you will probably need to bleed the slave cylinder. You need to check for any leaks and also you might be on the verge of a clutch replacement. I cant see the car so I am giving you general info.
YOUR CLUTCH IS NOT DISENGAGING. THERE COULD BE A PROBLEM WITH THE CLUTCH MASTER/SLAVE. CHECK FOR ACTION AT THE SLAVE. ALSO, A BROKEN PRESSURE PLATE SPRING OR THROW-OUT BEARING CAN KEEP THE CLUTCH ENGAGED ALL THE TIME.
Its sounds like a bad clutch cylinder or bad slave cylinder or fluid leaking. First check brakefluid level in clutch master , and check for a leak in clutch system. If there are NO leaks, then you either have a bad clutch cylinder or a slave cylinder. Bleed clutch at bleeder screw on slave cylinder and make sure there is pressure from master cylinder. If there is pressure then slave cylinder may be bad replace slave and bleed and that should take care of you problem. If master is bad then replace bleed system ad you should be good. Contact if you need more help. Thanks for using FIX YA.
This is probably a hydraulic clutch. check for fluid at the clutch master cylinder, if empty check for a leak at either master or slave cylinder (on the side of the transmission) if fluid is present in the reservoir try loosing the fitting on the slave and have an assistant pump the pedal while adding fluid ( this is called "bleeding", just like with a brake system). don't allow the master cyl. reservoir to run dry. Hope this helps