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Sticky Clutch?

I drive a 2000 Mazda B3000 TL edition. 5spd obviously. The truck has about 70,000 miles on it. The previous owner was an idiot and when the truck had a vac leak and would idle at 1500 at times he would drag the clutch at stop lights to make the RPM's go down. Thus the clutch is pretty worn and I am going to replace it as soon as I have the resources to do so since I am back living in Tampa with minimal tools and no good place to work.

When I am driving around town and shifting often the clutch works fine. It still grabs pretty well unless I am trying to dump it on a hill. However, on extended drives where it stays in 5th for a while it will start to get sticky when I go to drive it around town. I am wondering what could be causing this. I am thinking throw out bearing more than anything. Any ideas?
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The throw out bearing is part of the slave cylinder , thus , you must replace the slave when you replace the clutch.
Also plan on finding a machine shop to resurface the flywheel when you do the clutch swap.Burnt material on the flywheel could be the cause of the 'sticky'.
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^^YUP! burnt friction plates and machined surfaces are likey the cause of the "stickiness".
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^^YUP! burnt friction plates and machined surfaces are likey the cause of the "stickiness".
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Now how would you know about that ?


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OK I'm an old guy who aint learned bout the 'sticky thing yet.
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Pffft.

I resurfaced the flywheel by hand on a 93......400 then 600 grit sandpaper, with crosshatching.

Removed surface debris; got it down to shiny metal with minimal work.
Hit it with brake cleaner and called it a day.

Concur with replace that worn clutch and throw a new slave in.
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