[200q20v] Clutch Pedal
Paul R Luevano
prl at ptc.com
Wed Dec 6 13:40:26 EST 2000
Well, it did it to me again. Last night, I was leaving downtown Boston,
and the clutch pedal went to the floor. Grrr. Started it in gear and
drove it home, but it was a RPITA.
On the way home, the pedal came back, fully functional. Ok. Then this
am, went right to the floor again. I checked the brake fluid reservoir,
it was a tad low, so I topped it off, but it didn't seem to help.
Now, this happened to me this summer as well, but after topping off the
brake fluid it was fine until now. I suspect I have a leaking slave
cylinder. I top off the fluid, it comes back for a while until air
enters the system again. Sound likely?
I'm guessing my only real course of action is to replace the slave
cylinder, but from what I have heard, that is a major, major PITA. I
would also like to make sure that is the problem, before I tackle the
Are there any checks or test I can perform to make sure it is the slave
cylinder? Are there any other likely culprits?
Went out and checked it again, there is a puddle of brake fluid
underneath the car. I topped it off and ran some errands. the clutch
fluctuated from completely useless to 100% functional.
I'm guessing that is it time for a new slave cylinder, since if I look
at the bell housing from the engine compartment, I can see that it is
I looked over Chris Miller's page, and the following paragraph confuses
"Symptoms: in my case the major symptom was the excessive use of clutch
fluid. As the master cylinder is located in the pedal box on the inside
of the bell housing, it is a easy matter to check where the fluid is
leaking. No obvious leaks means that the slave cylinder (which would
leak into the bell housing) is the culprit. "
Unless I'm understanding something wrong, since I have an obvious leak,
it would be the master cylinder, but I though the master cylinder was in
the drivers foot well.
Any help would be appreciated, need my car, getting too cold to ride!
Paul Luevano | AMA #418487 |'99 CBR 600F4 (Racebike)
http://teamdaemon.com | USM * CCS #898|'97 CBR 1100XX (Streetbike)
Waltham, MA USA | NMA #116657 |'91 200TQ20V (Winter)
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