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Pulling UP on the clutch pedal

I have a 92 with a 2.3L and 92k miles. I can pull up several inches on the clutch pedal and it falls back to where it sits at the top of its push. The clutch seems to engage softer and softer, but the pedal doesn't seem to change. (sounds wierd but) I have a problem even stalling it, I can just smoothly let the clutch out somewhat quickly and the truck won't stall, when I feel like it should. I'm wondering if there is something hydraulicly wrong, or if the clutch itself is going now. any insite? Several people said something feels WRONG with the clutch
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Have you checked the bushings in the pedal linkage? Most likely shot. Look under there while wiggling the pedal, you'll more then likely see something not right.
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when was the last time you bled your system and put new fluid in
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I havn't bled the system, I know the clutch is almost gone, I had a trans shop look at it right when I got it and he wasn't sure what was up with the pedal. I looked under it the pedal myself last night. When I pull up on the pedal the rod pulls out of the cylinder, and then falls back and meets resistance. The clutch sits level with the brake pedal, maybe slightly higher. I checked the fluid, and topped it off as well, and it didn't suck anymore in when pumping it.
I'm going to be doing a clutch next week, could it just be due to an old and worn clutch? If there is a hydraulic problem I'd like to address that too while I'm in there.
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The clutch pedal being hydraulic, is self adjusting. No matter how worn the clutch material is, it should remain the same feel, unless something happens to the pressure plate. It would be either in the Master or slave cyl., the line between the two or the pedal bushings.
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Should I replace the slave cylinder while I do the clutch? I wonder if thats the problem
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yea id replace the slave cylinder and the master cylinder for the clutch...i know some ford vehicles have a seperate master cylinder for the clutch
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That makes no sense. the pedal pushes the rod in the master cylinder (which pushes on the piston) forcing fluid down into the slave cylinder. The fluid pushes the piston in the slave cylinder which modulates the clutch. They can't be one unit when one mounts to the trans and one to the bulkhead?
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I'm not sure what you're saying makes no sense. djfil's post or my post.
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OOH....about what DJ is saying the master and slave being seperate from eachother, not the clutch having its own master..disregard my last post
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did you check the fluid in the clutch master cylinder?? i can believe no one asks this...
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yea the resivoior is full, I said i checked it right before I posted. If I push down on the pedal, it is steady and smooth resistance, just like a normal clutch, and disengages almost instantly, unlike if there was air.
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OOH....about what DJ is saying the master and slave being seperate from eachother, not the clutch having its own master..disregard my last post
no what i meant is some hydrualic clutches run off of the brake master cylinder and some have their own dedictated system
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yea I figured that out. I have a brake resivoir and a clutch one as well.
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