Clutch problem!!!! maybe wire? need help please!!!
I have a 92 hatch and just recently the clutch started acting up. I have to press it all the way to the floor before it disengages and the pedal feels really soft/loose and when I put it in gear I barely have to lift the pedal and it engages. When I press the pedal and release it all the way it stops half way for a second then releases all the way like it's catching on something. It was fine when I went out last night and when I got back to the car to come home (about 4-5 hours later) it started doing all of this. I really need some help with this because I dont want to rack up a huge bill at the garage if I dont have to. If anyone can help me out please let me know! Maybe a frayed clutch cable??? I dont know. I can hear a squeaking noice in the tranny area when someone presses on the clutch pedal...wondering if that's related?
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Re: Clutch problem!!!! maybe wire? need help please!!!
Check to see if this is a hydraulic system, it sounds like it is low on fluid. If it is a cable then it has come adrift somwhere follow the cable from the bulkhead to the transmission, it will be obvious. If it is hydraulic top it up with dot 4 brake fluid and pump the pedal several times if it gets better you have a leak, take it to the repair shop and get them to verify where it is.
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You may have a defective clutch starter cut off switch. Go under the dash and remove the connector from the clutch switch, jumper it with a paper clip and see if the engine starts without pressing the clutch. if it doesn't replace the switch. Caution!! DO NOT DRIVE IT WITH THE SWITCH BYPASSED IT IS VERY DAMAGEROUS.
Clutch safety switch maybe . There is a electrical circuit that won't let Battery voltage go to the starter unless the clutch pedal is pressed . The switch should be on top of the clutch pedal arm . You would need to lay on the drivers floor board an look up under the dash . Two wires , green with white stripe - this is the B+ side of the switch , the other side is black . trying to start the vehicle there should be battery voltage , you can use a volt meter to test it . You can also check the other wire as well . If there is no B+ voltage , up stream from the clutch switch is a clutch interlock relay . Here is a web site for free wiring diagrams , do you know what they are ? http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter the vehicle info. Year , make , model an engine size . Under system click engine , then subsystem click starting . Click the blue link .You will see the ignition switch , the other things i mention . Do you know how to use a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter ?
You have a wire shorting out when you press the clutch. You will need to have help looking for it. Have someone set inside and press the clutch and look for a wire that is coming into contact with the linkage. Good Luck.
It's probably a loose wire or adjusting nut on the clutch switch. Check and adjust it. Look under the dash on top of the clutch pedal arm there's a simple push button switch like the brake light switch. Even if you need a new switch it's only $10.
sounds like your clutch safety switch, the switch that keeps the vehicle from starting unless clutch pedal is depressed, is not working.. the correct thing to do would be to buy a new one.. on the other hand cutting the wires and wiring them together will work just fine.. but keep in mind the vehicle will then start in gear with out pushing in the clutch pedal so use extra precaution when starting if you decide to take this route.. hope i could help
-If the starter is only clicking or it is acting as if the clutch pedal was never pushed down- it is either one two things, (1) the click, click sound may be due to a bad battery connection or bad wire contact to the starter motor. (2) the neutral saftey switch which is attached to the clutch master cylinder on the inside of the vehicle, (under the dash) is deffective or needs adjusting-it is easier to simply replace it., no complex tools are needed for either repair, just a voltmeter to check wire connections on the battery to starter motor, or a small screwdriver driven socket to remove the screws holding the lower part of the dash together (below the steering column)- I hope this was helpful, I ran into a lot of problems after I swapped an engine and rebuilt the transmission on my 98 s10 but I eventually worked most of the problems out.