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Hydraulic clutch problems

Having trouble with shifting gears even after changing out slave cylinder and master cylinder and bleeding the line.

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  • willchris4 Oct 22, 2008

    if i let the truck sit for more then an hour and especially overnight i wake up and my clutch doesnt work and i have to flood it with break fluid and pump the **** out of it to get it to work. then it will work fine until it sits again. Whats wrong?

  • rubenv63 Dec 21, 2008

    when i push on the resevor tank for the hydraulic clutch it works fine for a little bit then it will not let me shift what do i do or dose it need more fluid the it is a 1997 s10 pickup

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I'm 77 yrs old & not as limber as use to be, therefore any under the dash work is probably prohibitive.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I having problems with my 97 vulcan 1500 slave cylinder I bleed the cylinder and it riuns and shifts fine for awhile then it starts slipping and finally won't move till I bleed again

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Transaxle went and we replaced transmission and transaxle, put new clutch and slave cylinder in. Bled lines according to directions, still no clutch. Used vacuum pump to bleed.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    2008

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    hydraulic line is smashed

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    I have a 99 cougar standard just put slave cylinder in it and a new clutch but won't shifted or move in gear But the leaver move

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I have a 1989 Chevy cheyenne truck I changed my slave cylinder and bleed it and my clutch it's still weak but I can start my truck but can't go into gear what can I do?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I have a 1989 Chevy cheyenne truck I changed my slave cylinder and bleed it and my clutch it's still weak but I can start my truck but can't go into gear what can I do?

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I have a ktm 125 wich all ktms have hydraulic cluthcs and i have the same problem as all these fellas even when im riding it just sucks right down all the fluid reply to me on X-KTMrida-X@hotmail.com ok thanks fellas

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Yes i am having the same problem how do you know if it takes brake fluid or hydraulic fluid?

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

  • MechaNorm Jun 19, 2011

    Dot 3 brake fluid is what comes from the factory

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Did you check to make sure you used the right type of fluids. We just found out ours uses hydraulic clutch fluid and not brake or transmission fluid.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

I put brake fluid in work for a while now runs stright out what can i do to fixs this

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