Clutch Pedal Odd Behaviour

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Fri Dec 15 16:36:20 EST 2000

Clutch master cylinder (and possibly the slave) CAN leak internally as in 
fluid goes past the piston washer and doesn't run out the seal at the 
outboard end of the cylinder.  There's also an over-center spring on the 
clutch pedal suspension that pushes or pulls the pedal to the floor (if 
there's no hydraulic resistance) when you reach the middle of clutch pedal 

At 02:22 PM 12/15/2000 -0500, Peter Berrevoets wrote:

>Had the clutch pedal sticking to the floor occur this AM and have searched
>the archives for solutions but have an odd twist to add.
>I'm losing no fluid on the floor, in the car nor is there a drop in the MC
>reservoir level. The odd part is when the clutch is depressed part way and
>sticks - the pedal then moves to the floor as though being pressed. There is
>actually force applied moving it to the floor as felt when trying to hold
>the pedal up with my toe or hand.
>There doesn't seem to be any way for this to occur so I'm confused - anybody
>know what's happening?
>Peter Berrevoets
>1990 200TQ
>Toronto, Canada

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