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Old 11-17-2008
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HELP!!! Dead Clutch

I have a major problem. Sometimes when I push in my clutch it goes completely dead. And every time it does I have to pump it hard to get it back working. After I do that, I have a lot more play in it. The fluid level is good. I am thinking the throw out bearing or the clutch plate, do ya'll have other ideas?
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Sounds like throw out bearing or air in the lines.
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Time to replace the clutch master and slave cylinders.
Throw a new clutch at it while you're in there.
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now I have to push it all the way to the floor to engage the clutch. and it re-engages about an inch, inch 1/2 OFF THE FLOOR.
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Replace the master, the slave and the pressure line between them, i have seen them where the line will have a pinhole and suck in a drop of air, you ave it off anyway and it is easier to put the line on with everything off of the truck because that roll pin is a PITA to get in on the truck
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yea I saw it today, it is deffinatly the slave cylinder. Do ya'll still think that I should change the master cylinder as well?
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what is it?

mine is doing something like that...i got into my truck today and had the clutch pushed in and it was in 1st gear....the truck started to roll forward so i let out on the clutch and went to shift to 2nd and there was no clutch at all it pressed clear to the floor with a springly feeling what do you guys think this is???please help
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I would change the master first, Since its so much easier. just getting the thing bled is a pain, You have to unbolt it, Tip it as far up as you can, Leave the rod for the pedal on it, And have someone push on that rod while you hold it tilted upward.


We Just replaced the slave in mine, When we took it apart, the old slave didnt look too bad, it wasn't leaking or anything, but after we couldnt get it to work, we had to replace the master too. I think both of mine were either bad, or about to go bad since they were so old, So it was ok. But It might save you a lot of time.

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