It feels like the shifter would break if … Clutch master cylinder or problem in. Th only other thing I can think of is faulty slave cylinder. This new slave cylinder came with (2) little plastic retaining straps that are connected to the plastic nose cap on the end of the rod. Matbe others will have better thoughts, It will seem like it's never going to end, trust me. Even with it depressed all the way to the floor, still clunks into gear. Does LOW clutch point indicate BAD CLUTCH? It still engages low, but it's not right on the floor anymore. The shifter forks can be a problem. you should not have to bleed the clutch cylinder if you never opened it . pedal at floor dis-engages it. Broken Clutch Cable: The most common reason to have a clutch pedal that goes all the way to the floor is a broken clutch cable. So I got it today and the clutch is engaging really low. I've checked the travel of the slave cylinder rod, and it's about 5/8" when the pedal is fully depressed. it goes from the pedal to the firewall. This is extremely common, particularly on older cars. Very low engagement point which affects the first and second gears. A clutch should engage at 5-7 inches from floor at minimum imo.. not 1-2" ever. First of all I have a 92 with a 3vze. A new clutch typically brings your pedal engagement closer to the floor. Andrew My clutch is exactly the same. I now have a good bit of play in my clutch pedal. Of course this also means when the clutch is released, it engages when the pedal is very close to the floor. Thanks and God Bless! I have a 93 audi cs 90 quattro, and the clutch goes all the way to the floor. Like the first 2.5" of pressing down the pedal doesn't do anything, and when I get it to the floor (and put in gear) as soon as I release 1/4" the car is moving already. and have bleed my clutch 4 times now and it still engages right off the floor and is hard to shift because the clutch is dragging. A new clutch typically brings your pedal engagement closer to the floor. My clutch pedal is riding really low and it is very hard to shift. get new parts if needed. If you have too much play, (i.e. Missing Connector Rod: The clutch caused by #1 all fail modes covered here. 1: bad cable is 90% cause. How about throw out bearing did you replace? The car has also some weired no name brand short t. shifter in it. Replacing the cable will allow you to engage the clutch and change gears once more. Other gears are OK. My indie says theres nothing wrong. Now I know that there should be about an inch of freeplay at the top and bottom. But LUK clutches are also self-adjusting, so perhaps not. It sounds like your clutch engagement is "silly low" as Toon Chris put it. I recently drove my friend's '16 GT and his engagement point was right near the floor, as you start to … Hello. I have no issues with the clutch itself, it engages well and doesn't slip. DSMtuners was built to be a unique automotive enthusiast community where DSMers can find technical information to help them modify their Eclipse, Talon, Laser, and GVR-4 for high performance and racing and share their build with others. Replacing the cable will allow you to engage the clutch and change gears once more. Very sharp! Its OK as long as I floor the clutch pedal. non last this long. It has gotten better the more the clutch breaks in. Just make sure that the clutch really is fully disengaging though. Just replaced my LUK DMF clutch for the first time in my 2000 golf. Every clutch is a little bit different. You should bleed it though. You’ll typically have problems disengaging the clutch and may have to constantly pump it for it to work. I replaced my clutch and it releases just up from the floor also, my daughters Toyota which is in need of a clutch job releases near the top. I just installed my new Promotion Custom clutch and a fidanza aluminum flywheel. We ship clutch kits with a new fork and if you feel it is unnecessary, we buy it back when you return it. Triumph TR6 - clutch engages with pedal near floor We've got a '74 TR6, and the clutch begins to engage when the pedal just begins to come off the floor. Support Vendors who Support the DSM Community, How to Use the Search Function Effectively, Common Newbie DSMer Mistakes & Misconceptions, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. You must log in or register to reply here. Sometimes if I am stopped I can't even put it in first or reverse. That's just too sensitive, and annoying. We have come to replacing the forks if there is any question. It will not engage the clutch. Verto Clutch - Pedal Engages Near Floor Question, Kind Of... - posted in Problems, Questions and Technical: Hi. It has good pressure however, and engages just fine. Clutch engages low. Clutch biting point has always been close to floor, but now it is hard down on the floor! 6-speed, Oriental Blue Metallic with dark brown interior, 129k. I have a problem where the clutch starts engaging after I lift my foot up half an inch from the floor. flush everything and clean it all. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The clutch engagement point is too close to the floor for my wife's taste. It bites right as I start to let the clutch out next to the floor. My problem is the clutch...the guy said it's a brand new stock specs clutch. (I'm OK with it, but I have longer legs) Is there an adjustment somewhere that I can use to move the engagement point farther from the floor and closer to the driver? Generally, clutch pedals are connected to the clutch release lever by either a cable, or by a hydraulic system using a master and slave cylinder connected by a pipe. I was thinking there wasn't enough fluid in the lines, similar to brakes, but I don't even know if thats how it works. you adjust the rod for the master cyl. I was very thorough in bleeding the system of any air. A new clutch typically brings your pedal engagement closer to the floor. my guess, is the clutch drags unless i push the clutch pedal 100% to the floor. Now my clutch engages when the pedal is really close to the floor. did you replace the throwout brg lever too? If it goes dry 1 time, you have to start all over. I believe the biggest factor in whether a clutch will last a long time is: Riding the clutch, driving for long distances with the clutch partially engaged; Dropping the clutch, i.e.- racing starts It may come up a bit as it breaks in. The clutch engages very low..like close to the floor, and when I put it in 1st it goes in perfect. sound like a clutch master cyl or clutch slave cyl the fluid level will tel a lot most these systems work like a dick break caliber So there is no adjustment It could be also the pressure plate It has fingers the will wear out an let the throw out bearing to no longer disengage the clutch I had a Chevy s10 when fluid was low the peddle was very soft an stay low . I got a new slave cly. Here's my problem:The clutch pedal goes to the floor. Oddly enough, I've installed clutches that leave a lower pedal, and some where the pedal doesn't change much if at all. A worn clutch should leave you with a higher engagement point. its a simple rod wiht a screw on fitting that connects to the pedal arm. I just installed a luk pro gold clutch and r151f trans. I have the Euro 6 speed. ). Oddly enough, I've installed clutches that leave a lower pedal, and some where the pedal doesn't change much if … Did a clutch job on my 91 4runner SR5, 3.0 4x4 5 speed with a Luk Pro gold clutch kit, turned flywheel etc. Drive it for about 1000 miles and see how it is. I get no slippage or judder. It's pretty normal that new clutches engage close to the floor. As long as you understand where the clutch engages, you will be fine. Otherwise, the rod will adjust itself back into the master cylinder and you won't get the travel you need to release the clutch. I have a Kia Ceed SW -2010. Jack up both rear tires, have someone push in the clutch all the way to the floor while the transmission is in gear. Keep a close eye on the master cylinder cup. Nothing you can do about it as far as I know. I just bought a '03 330xi a few weeks ago. JavaScript is disabled. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdf--suwqw0, http://uk-mkivs.net/topic/65524-clutch-master-cylinder-diy-replacement-18t-golf-mk4/. Clutch doesnt slip- im just curious if this is the way these clutchs ... but there wasn't any activity until it was half engaged or more. This will allow the clutch to start grabbing sooner as you let it out. I think you're fine sounds like its acting normal. All previous manuals I've had (Subaru's), there was an adjustment built in the clutch pedal mechanism so you could fine tune where in the travel of the pedal the clutch started to grab. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. If you’ve air in the clutch line, the clutch pedal typically tends to stick to the floor of your car. Keep it full. 438 0 0 0 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST The clutch is not fully disengaging. 2: no free play is way too loose. I was thinking of using a … It sure doesn't hurt to be sure and its cheaper doing it right the first time than having to do the job twice. Yes the clutch bleeding is the same as brakes, pump the pedal a few times, hold slight pressure on the pedal, crack the bleeder until the pedal goes to the floor, and repeat. Is there anyway to make it engage back at the stock height? Are you positive you bled completely? Featured Products from our Supporting Vendors. The clutch engages with the pedal almost all the way out. 3: broken lever on the pedal top. If clutch adjustment is not correct, damage to synchronizers or clutch release bearing will occur. Ended up being low fluid in the hydralic reservoir, which was letting air into ... engine (with the parking brake applied to prevent movement) and hold the clutch pedal approximately 1/2-inch from the floor. A worn clutch should leave you with a higher engagement point. Common reasons for this to happen: Broken Clutch Cable: The most common reason to have a clutch pedal that goes all the way to the floor is a broken clutch cable. It engages very low and close to the floor. Whenever I'm doing a clutch I learned the hard way to replace everything, rear seal, pivot bolt,,retaining clip, clutch arm everything. I used this DIY when I replaced my clutch master cylinder. Your clutch should begin to engage about an inch off the floor when releasing the clutch pedal. your clutch grabs mid throw) you want to tighten the rod, shortening the throw of the pedal. (car lurches forward if started in gear with clutch fully depressed and engages barely 5mm from floor) It is becoming increasingly difficult to get into gear ( particularly 1st & Reverse) Adjust the clutch cable to obtain a 1/2 inch of free play at the top of pedal stroke. did you replace the throwout brg lever too? So i have a 998cc A+ engine, and ever since owning it the clutch pedal has always disengaged very low to the floor, eg put it into first gear, lift the clutch pedal maybe a couple of inches and she will set off. Doing the same clutch twice is not an enjoyable way to spend a summer day or three. 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