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97 Sport 5-speed clutch

mcarcher10

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So here's what happened:

-Losing clutch fluid beneath bell housing, (slave Cyl I assume).

-Bled through the slave bleeder valve a reservoir of Lucas power steering stop leak, followed by 3 flushes of DOT3. Leak immediately stopped for about 3 months.

-Clutch pedal starts to intermittently go to the floor, release, and pressure again.

-This went on for a week. Noticed a hydraulic whining sound with clutch pressing

-Whining became worse, clutch pedal became worse. A metallic squealing for a brief moment, then clutch pedal goes to floor, comes back up with no pressure when pushed down again.

-And it's now in a parking lot, (thank God I was able to coast into one). And chock it due to no trans to keep it in gear. I just did the parking brake shoes and hadn't reattached the ebrake cables yet.

I know the Slave was going out, and probably do the master as well. What else should be replaced? Clutch is fairly new.

Thanks for any advice.
 






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Clutch is fairly new, did you also do the slave at that time?
 






mcarcher10

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It was bought used. Previous owner only stated clutch was new. Was fine 2 years. I know the slave was leaking due to the dripping out of the bell housing. The stop leak took care of that for about 3 or 4 months. What's more likely to go out the master or slave clutch? And would both result in a zero pressure clutch pedal.

What's weird is that the reservoir now drains down immediately, but I see no leaks on the ground or in the cabin.:scratch:
 






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