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Re: URGENT -- need help
Sounds like a faulty clutch slave. The fluid is probably hydro fluid.
Tim NJ 90CQ, 77Spitfire
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Subject: URGENT -- need help
Author: Dan Simoes <firstname.lastname@example.org> at Internet
Date: 7/28/96 4:57 PM
So much for the fairy tale.
I came to a stop and clutched in, but the pedal
didn't come back up. It had done this once before but
I was able to pull the pedal up and thought "weird".
Also, I noticed that 5th was notchier than before and
made a mental note to change the fluids asap.
So I remembered that my mechanic said that the vacuum
pump on the new engine had not been working at first,
so I swapped it out. Nothing. Then I found a small
vacuum leak and fixed that - nothing.
Under the car I see some fluid seeping, thinner than
oil perhaps, could be tranny fluid. The gearbox works
fine, I can shift and feel the gears engage but the
motion does not reach the axles if you know what I mean.
It's as if the clutch is in "off" and is stuck there.
What are the possible culprits here? I figure odds are
slim that he forgot a couple of tranny bolts and that the
fluid leaked all out, but I guess it's possible.
The brake fluid is topped off and the brakes work fine
as far as I can tell.
To make matters worse he's on vacation as of early this AM
and won't be back for a week. Thanks for any help
you can provide. I'll check email later this afternoon.
| Dan |