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Clutch master cylinder low on fluid is it a sign off a bigger problem???

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Only if it has a leak somewhere. Not that many places to check. Sometimes the master will leak, and you will have brake fluid below the clutch pedal.
A single steel line runs from master to the slave cylinder, down on the transmission bell housing. Check the line and the slave cylinder for leaks. If the slave is leaking, probably need a new one. And same for the master cylinder.
Fill the reservoir and check clutch operation. If any air got in the line to the slave, you will have to bleed the slave at the bleeder valve there. They are bled just like brakes, using the clutch pedal.

Posted on Dec 10, 2013

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SOURCE: clutch master cylinder install

It is fairly easy to do the clip on the the rod is one of the hardest parts to remove and it is hard to tell you alot more because they used three different styles of clips. on that vehicle.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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SOURCE: my clutch goes to the floor, can't shift. Have

Provided the mechanical portion of our clutch is good then you still have some air somewhere in the hydraulic system and it's often very hard to get out. One trick I use is to use my hand vacuum pump with a little cover I made to cover the fill hole on top of the master cylinder. I pump up about 15" of vacuum on the system and often that will pull out the few air bubbles submerged in the fluid that prevent the system from working. Once you get most of the air out usually the rest will work out if you press and release the clutch pedal several times. Sometimes it works very quickly, sometimes I've fought them for an hour or more to get back to a normal pedal. Of course if you have an actual mechancial problem inside the bellhousing with the pressure plate or disc then nothing you do on the outside will work until that is repaired.

Posted on Jul 02, 2010

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SOURCE: The clutch in my 1995

While the car is parked /switched off are you able to slip in the gears easily ? if so the fault is as you have confirmed of the clutch not able to disengage the transmission drive when the engine starts.
Now to confirm if this is the slave or the master the hydralics must be checked, check to see the movement of the slave, see that the system is bled and there is pressure in the system, make sure there is no leak or spongy feeling., if so it will be good to open and check the system to confrim without deciding to change with a blind feeling. In this case an overhauling of the system will be enough with the repair kit or the slave unit if found to leak.
So before you just go ahead please check to confirm

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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SOURCE: Front cylinder low on fluid no sign of leak

brakes ? coolant ?

Posted on Jul 29, 2012

Angelo Vecchio

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SOURCE: the clutch pedal dropped to the floor....was no

The clutch pedal assembly made of ABS plastic has a small lip holding clutch master cylinder. If the lip breaks, your clutch master cylinder assembly will shoot away from firewall & your clutch pedal will drop to the floor. Usually you will hear a loud bang when it breaks while depressing the clutch pedal. You can purchase the clutch master cylinder assembly with aftermarket & it looks just like the GM brand only over $100 cheaper. The Clutch pedakl assembly cost aprox $85.00 at a GM dealer. Bought mine online for $65.00 Org. GM part. Be aware removing & replacing the clutch pedal assembly is a real pain as theirs limited sight & room to work under the dash

Posted on Sep 24, 2012

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