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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-25-2011, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch master and slave cylinder

I think my master or slave cylinder is going out on me very rapidly. I have almost no pressure on the clutch pedal. After I start my truck and it gets warmed up and the clutch gets used acouple times it won't let me use the clutch easily most of the time. (I push down on the clutch pedal try to put it in gear and it wont go. I than have to release the pedal for several seconds and try again.) Sometimes when trying to change gears I have to use both arms to shift gears, and other times it takes all I've got to pull it out of gear, and at times it stales out if I can't get it out of gear quick enough. Than sometimes it will work fine, but still feels off.

It doesn't feel like the clutch is slipping.

Does this sound like a master/slave cylinder going bad, clutch, or something else?

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It could be either. Your clutch is going bad. Your clutch dosen't have to slip to be worn out. or your slave or master is going out. Check the whole system for leaks. Check your resevoir for fluid if it is full then I'm going to say your clutch is worn out and time for a new one.

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I had to change mine after I put the new clutch in. with the new presure the 15 year old thing just wouldn't enguage the clutch all the way. I just bought the whole assembly from South Bend 300$ sent to my house I thought it was easer than replacing parts one at a time

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