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Clutch issue....but good news

I have removed and just reinstalled my engine. It runs, BTW.


When I went to shift from nuetral, the clutch went to the floor. There was no resistance at all, and no room to pump. Someone suggested that I missed the fork when bolting in the slave cylender, but I recall having to press in the rod pretty hard to get the bolts in. Doesn't mean it didn't slip.

The yellow tools were already out celebrating the actual starting of the engine, so I didn't crawl under to inspect. I want to be armed with some additional knowledge....what else might it be? The car was way up in the air to reinstall the engine, but I was told that it'd be hard to get air in the slave that way (that and the slave supposedly fills from the back of the MC).

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what does the altitude of the car have to do with your slave cylinder?

there's either air in your hydrolic system.. a simple bleed will check for that (and cure it)... you may need a new master and slave...
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I'd pull the slave and have a check there, or at least re-bleed it and see what's up before I did anything rash. Are you sure the lines aren't damaged or disengaged? Did you have the line off the slave during disassembly? Have a look at the brake reservoir and see if you're missing fluid.

Congrats on the engine, BTW!!
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what does the altitude of the car have to do with your slave cylinder?
I have no idea. Just trying to rule anything out while I'm not under the car.

What are the chances that I could have let air in by not disconnecting anything? That's why I think it was a faulty reinstall. I guess a peek in the inspection hole will tell me for sure.
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Hopefully you're clutch clyinder didnt go threw you're firewall. Had that happend it suked but Welders rock!

I replaced both the master and slave cylinders for the clutch.Not sure if there is till air in the system. But It took me quite a few pushes, Full long throw pushes to get my clutch to even build up any resistance/pressure. Duno if that helps


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Mine did that when I needed to change my clutch cylinders and the fluid was low. If you didn't have them apart though...doesn't sound logical..unless your clutch cylinders are starting to leak. Check the slave cylinder for moisture and feel your carpet under the drivers pedals for moisture. If the master cylinder is leaking, it will drain on your carpet under the drivers feet. Did you have anything to do with the brake hydraulic system apart? I would take a look at my installation first and if that looks good, I would bleed the clutch cylinders and see if that doesn't resolve the issue. Check your brake fluid and see if any of that is missing.

Congrats on the engine. I knew you could do it!
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I didn't do anything with the hydraulics while the engine was apart.
I'll crawl under there tonight to inspect.
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is there no resistance or no room to pump. if by no room to pump you mean the pedal is all the way up and it won't move your fork is against the bellhousing. as long as the bearing didn't come apart I think you can pull the pin out of the fork and fix your problem, but I may be wrong about that.
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Nope, straight to the floor. No resistance at all, which is why I think I misse the fork cup.
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Pin is in the fork. I pumped the clutch pedal back and forth and was able to build a little pressure. I had my wife push the pedal so I could bleed and it got a bit better. One of us fouled up, since it's now back to square one.

I guess I'll take it off and do the one man thing tommorow.
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try bleeding the line behind the engine where it turns from steel to rubber on the firewall up high. air seems to get trapped there because it's the highest place in the line.

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