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Old 03-31-2006, 09:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Clutch problems

on my morning drive to school i noticed that my clutch pedal was acting weird...There was no pressure on the pedal untill i pushed it down about 6 inches. Could this be somthing to do with the transmission fluid and where do i check the fluid...I was also wondering if it could have somethin to do with the slave cylinder. At school right now and am hoping that i can get the car back home this afternoon. by the way its a 92 325i 5 speed

I also noticed the pedal stuck down about 5 inches off of the floor and would not rebound back to normal position

New slave cylinder or waht?
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Old 03-31-2006, 04:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like a leak and it sounds like you have air in the system.
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yeah i hope its just a leak because i really dont want to have to tear apart my whole dash to replace the slave cylinder... i also found out from my mechanic that the brake master cylinder also runs the clutch so im going to fill it with fluid and then try bleeding it

thanks for the reply surge

keep you posted when i figure the problem out tomorrow
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i don't really get pressure until a good way down either...but it's been like that since i first got m ycar so i assumed it was normal used:
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i'm pretty sure you're gonna have to replace the slave cylinder.

my clutch did the same thing about 6 months ago. I kept adding brake fluid for like a week and finally took it to the mechanic. ended up being the slave cylinder leaking. wasn't too expensive tho. can't remember the exact amount.

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My dad and I added fluid this weekend. Then bleed the system and it seems to be ok now. But still looses pressure occasionally. I think i will replace the slave cylinder but has anyone done it themself before...dont really have the extra money to bring it somewhere because i spent it all on my coilovers...If anyone knows of a DIY writeup for the slave cylinder let me know

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