Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 20 of 20 Posts ... it was very very firm so i pushed harder and then a heard a loud POP and the clutch pedal went to the floor and i had no resistance,although the pedal did return up. Very little resistance, and the car wont go into gear, but if I try to put it in first the car will creep forward. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from St. John’s University in New York. Lay on your back on top of the wheeled dolly. Pedal has little to no resistance.HELP PLEASE. 93 Posts . What do you think? Sometimes the piston assembly will stick and you have to give it a sharp blow so it all comes apart. If you look in the engine bay, there will most likely be two hydraulic units - one for the brakes, and one for the clutch. If you feel looseness and little or no resistance when you engage the clutch, you will need to tighten the pedal immediately. Carefully withdraw the actuating rod and anything that comes with it. And when your hands are seriously greasy, wipe them on your pants! It really frightened me as it happened while driving, pushed clutch down, heard a snap and then no resistance from the clutch at all. Stepdaughter borrowed it and a bad ice storm hit. Thanks. There is one other way to tell - it will be leaking all over! Gears wont change even when. His work has appeared in “Wired” magazine and “Mac Addict” magazine. the pedal goes right to the floor and its really hard to shift into gear. If it is super stubborn, shoot some compressed air into the the line fitting - spectacular display of flinging parts and swearing to follow. When I pushed the clutch in to shift, there was no resistance... Like the cable broke. What is the difference between a clutch slave cylinder and a master cylinder and how should I fix my clutch problem? I have a 1993 mazda mx6. When you depress the pedal, you should also be able to change gears. Burgone received the Frank L. Kern Literary Award in 2002. on Step 2, My clutch pedal release failed today, luckily my brother was there to work out the problem and fix it. Then the sudden change in the pedal after not driving it for a week. Getting to the clutch is a bit tricky, but once you do you should be able to tighten it … Make it clean enough to eat off of . However, if your clutch pedal goes all the way to the floor and you can’t change gears, there’s definitely something wrong. the slave cyl. I wanna hear you’re thoughts, comment below and tell me what you think! The pedal has no resistance and doesn’t catch until it is almost to the firewall. The resistance will build rather quickly. fill it up with brake fluid and push the rod in a few times until it squirts out violently - oops, go outside first! Ever hyperextend your knee when you step on your clutch pedal and it goes to the floor with no resistance? I have checked and I do have fluid so I know that part is good. I have a couple of those. Tighten the bolt further as needed. If you feel looseness and little or no resistance when you engage the clutch, you will need to tighten the pedal immediately. The pedal provides almost no resistance; however it does return when you let your foot off. Discussion Starter • #1 • May 11, 2012. Hydraulic problems. Did you make this project? - Saab 1993 9000 Hatchback question I’ve been told I need to have my clutch master cylinder replaced. The clutch in a vehicle with a manual transmission is the mechanism that allows you to switch from one gear to another. To get the car in gear I had to either force it in gear (this has to be bad for the clutch) or turn off the engine and put it in gear. 06 Cobalt, no resistance on the clutch pedal. If you make this mistake, see my instructable on " How to file for divorce or break up in ten minutes or less because you tried bleeding a hydraulic system with someone with whom you cannot Communicate". You can tell which one the clutch pedal is connected to just by looking and listening - have a partner slam the clutch pedal down a few times. The clutch in a vehicle with a manual transmission is the mechanism that allows you to switch from one gear to another. Today was a big day that went bust! When you press the clutch, your foot counters the diaphragm spring which presses the friction disc to the flywheel. Dot3 reservoir is full. Pull your pants up and cinch up your belt - you are about to bend over! There’s no pressure. The pedal provides some resistance at the end of it's travel, but I think this is the spring of the clutch adjusting mechanism providing some resistance. I can jump it to get it started but it runs super rough and the clutch doesn’t work. Good and useful instructable. It should take between two and two and a half turns. my clutch pedal will not disengage clutch; hangs loose, no reaction when pushed, no resistance. Haven't taken it out for a proper drive yet though. What we are going to do now is clean out the bore of the Master cylinder and check for pitting or sharp burs of any type. See how greasy it is? Start with the slave cylinder, bleed it, if it fixes it there you go. Same thing with reverse. then eat off of it. Possible Reasons: Detached clutch cable. I was thinking maybe order a power bleeder. Copyright 2020 Leaf Group Ltd. / Leaf Group Media, Stealth 316: Loose Clutch Pedal Support Bracket Bolt, Third Gen: How to Replace the Hydraulic Clutch Assembly. Thanks. Lucky it was the Master and not the Slave cylinder. Just a little The problem will depend on the type of … My clutch just went out, or rather the clutch pedal is useless- goes to the floor with no pull or resistance. Based in New York, Tim Burgone has been writing technology-related content since 1991. Turn the wrench to firmly tighten the bolt. So I checked the clutch cylinder fluid reservoir, and it was full. I found the fault to be the rod from the pedal to the master cylinder having slipped off, with no … Clutch pedal travels to floor with little or no resistance Figured id make a quick "tech tip" video for you guys. The clutch fork is exposed, you can see the cable move [as well as the fork] when the pedal is pushed. Is that a P1800? If it doesn't, you will have to bleed it. my 1995 chevy cavalier's clutch pedal is losing resistance how do i tighten it. Like your brake pedal, your clutch pedal should have a firm feel when you press it. The pedal free play was normal, too. That's a good mechanic! Therefore it's related to the hydraulic system not the clutch itself. Put on a headband flashlight and turn it on. You need to access the bolt on the underside of this bracket. I then restarted the car and clutch seems to be working fine again, usual resistance when using it. Park your car on level ground and turn off the engine. Just last year I put a new clutch in my car. With the state of my back these days that is a real pain to work on since parts of my back are in worse shape than the car. If it is pitted, start drinkin early because your day is over and you are waiting on parts - you need a new master cylinder. . Put the bolts in a bowl or container, not in your pocket! 944 CLUTCH HYDRAULIC SYSTEM. Expor - thanks for the feedback and photo. Congratulations for your good humour. Look right down the barrel of it, wipe away the grease, and pick out the small retaining ring. Very slowly, it will return sometimes - but sometimes doesn’t. Thank you for tuning in! Clutch Pedal Loses Tension; Drops to Floor with no Resistance. The other day I was driving my 94 Metro 5 Speed. . Peer up at the top of the clutch pedal lever and you will see a pin or bolt holding the clutch lever to the actuating rod on the end of the master cylinder - disconnect this. 11 Posts . That mechanic is an idiot. 8 years ago It should offer resistance as you push it toward the floor, and stop shy of the actual floorboard. Killed the battery, and there’s a smell of electronics burning out coming from the engine bay. I physically can’t force it into 1st-5th, and when I attempt to put it in reverse, it just grinds. Don't worry, its not a terrible job to bleed it as long as you don't ask your wife/husband or girlfriend/boyfriend for help. If it is not pitted and any burs you feel can be cleaned up with a light touch of emery cloth, then you are still in business! If there’s no free pedal play on your clutch pedal, another problem can occur, even if there’s enough play to allow the clutch disk to engage. Open the drivers door and go headfirst into the footwell. Pedal presses to the floor without resistance. There is also going to be two or three bolts holding it in - use a wrench or socket to remove the bolts. If it isn't hydraulic, then it means the cable let loose. If it isn't the hydraulic system or the cable, then it is your knee that needs work. get your hands dirty like a real mechanic. I'll cover the just the hydraulic system for now in this instructable. There is a click sound, sometimes, when it is all the way to the floor. Discussion Starter • #1 • Oct 8, 2017. A loose clutch pedal can … Yeah, that's right, because your a real mechanic and not afraid of grease. No slippage, no getting stuck. 3 months ago Jump inside and press the pedal a few times. There are no leaks inside or outside the cylinder. The week before, the clutch pedal felt normal and shifting was not a problem — no grinding or difficulty getting it into gear. It goes the entire way to the floor and there is no resistance in it. The firewall is the divider between the engine compartment and the footwell in the car. In this case, the throwout bearing, which responds to pressure on the clutch pedal by causing the disk to disengage, may go on spinning. Now, lets take that leaky thing apart. Roll under the car and locate the clutch pedal assembly, which is along the firewall. Let me know what you think of these style vids! And don't leave them on the top of the fender - they will disappear in the grass or go down the gutter - every time! The one that sounds clunky or that you can feel the pedal clink on - that's it. You may need to maneuver a little bit until you can get the wrench into position. Fracture clutch cable. The clutch pedal dropping to the floor indicates there's no pressure in the line. Probably the most laughs I have had while reading instructions about fixing my car! Today, not knowing whether this was cable or hydraulic, I decided to do some research on the net. Share it with us! Note which way the little rubber cups face, and then peel em off. A clutch that doesn't engage fully, or slips under heavy load, is the normal failure mode of a worn out friction disc of pressure plate that has lost its tension. Ever hyperextend your knee when you step on your clutch pedal and it goes to the floor with no resistance? When I push the pedal down there is no real resistance and the pedal stay at the floor unless I manualy bring it back up. Should you stop now and clean everything with a moist towelet? If you feel looseness and little or no resistance when you engage the clutch, you will need to tighten the pedal immediately. Clutch pedal travels to floor with little or no resistance; Clutch pedal feel soft when depressed; Unable to engage transmission into gear; Clutch slips; Clutch grabs or shudders as it is engaged; Noise or vibration coming from the area of the clutch. At this point, it simply pulls apart. You can replace the entire clutch assembly at once in order to limit the amount of disassembly you have to perform if you can't fix the loose clutch. Slide that thing back in the hole - and bolt it up. Clean is relative - it aint surgery, but it aint a sewar line either. Is there a clutch cable that came loose? High marks to those of you who can also pause to eat a bag of potato chips at this time - now that's a mechanic! Question A loose clutch pedal can compromise your ability to control and steer your car. Take care while you are doing this, your big bottom is facing the neighbors and it may not be covered - that's why I told you to pull up your pants, Cletus! I bought it a few days ago knowing it hasa problem. Installed new clutch. The clutch pedal does not disengage the cluth from the fly wheel. That is because the hydraulic system has failed, if it is hydraulic. Find the clutch bracket with a keyhole cut out on the top of it. I had no clutch issues prior to this install, so I'm sure it's still good. Put the piston assembly back together. I'll cover the just the hydraulic system for now in this instructable. Fit the socket on the wrench and slip it onto the head of the bolt on the underside of the bracket. When I start the car after it has been sitting a while, I can’t put it in any gear. That is because the hydraulic system has failed, if it is hydraulic. Seriously, once you remember how it goes back together, you are only twenty minutes away from motoring away. This all happened out of the blue. Clutch Pedal soft, no resistance, does not engage clutch It has become extremely soft and can go all the way down without any resistance, it does come back up again tho.It was working fine when I parked it over night and the next day pressing the clutch pedal does not allow me to engage the clutch and put the car into gear. If it isn't the hydraulic system or the cable, then it is your knee that needs work. Clean out entire assembly with clean brake fluid and a rag and replace rubber bits from the kit you bought, or will buy. Manual/ Standard : Clutch pedal is loose. I was able to cripple it home and shift gears by speed, but this is dangerous. This morning I popped my fingers under the clutch pedal and it popped back into position. Thanks for the advice. A loose clutch pedal can compromise your ability to control and steer your car. The clutch traveled completely to the floor with no resistance. clutch pedal is pressed down. First, loosen the line fittings - it's nearly impossible to do this later, so do it now while it is still bolted fast and you can get some leverage on it. About a month ago my clutch pedal went soft and spongy and it was difficult to get going in first gear or reverse. I'd appreciate any advice on what I should do next. 944 CLUTCH CONTROLS. Getting to the clutch is a bit tricky, but once you do you should be able to tighten it without much difficulty. The clutch in a vehicle with a manual transmission is the mechanism that allows you to switch from one gear to another. Thank you! Pushing the pedal in takes no effort and the clutch isn’t disengaging. Nice to see that others have gone through some of the sam problems that I have even though I would not wish car problems on almost anyone. on Introduction. If it isn't hydraulic, then it means the cable let loose. Is this something that is likely to happen again and could it indicate a bigger issue? Still I have no pedal. No way ! Call Allied Transmission in San Jose to schedule an appointment (408) 492-8980.