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Old 07-26-2002, 01:29 PM
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Angry Clutch pedal Problems (corrected)

Sometimes when going to shift the clutch pedal goes right to the floor before I can put it in gear. So I have to lift it up and press it down again..... What causes this problem???? Slave cylinder maybe
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Old 07-26-2002, 02:31 PM
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Usually the slave will fail slowly. You will start to notice that it slowly lets out even when fully depressed while waiting for a traffic light in gear, or whatever.
Intermittent or sudden failures are usually the master.

I assume you have already checked the fluid level.
Sounds improbable, but a friend had an intermmitent clutch failure caused by low fluid level on a 124, because it has a single reservoir for brake and clutch, and the clutch fluid intake is higher than the brake intake (which is at the very bottom). It would fail on a certain grade (facing uphill?), but worked otherwise!
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