[200q20v] Clutch Pedal
knotnook at traverse.com
Wed Dec 6 15:02:56 EST 2000
The leak from the master cylinder can be sneaky. My 5Ktq apparently leaked
onto the lower dash panel and then ran inside that to the door side and ran
down the trim there to get under the carpet.
I've also read here that the master cylinder can lose its seal and leak
internally with no fluid escaping the system.
Puddling of fluid on the garage floor sounds like a slave/hose problem.
At 01:54 PM 12/06/2000 -0500, C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated Wed, 6 Dec 2000 1:48:11 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>"Paul R Luevano" <prl at ptc.com> writes:
>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!
>I didn't write that, but it seems to me that he's saying, if the master
>cylinder was leaking, you'd have a wet foot and smelly carpet inside the
>car; if you don't have fluid in the driver's footwell, then it's leaking
>at the slave (into/onto the bell housing, then to the ground) or from the
>flex hose to the slave.
>Sounds like time to replace the flex hose and slave.
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