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sup3rm4n

Clutch Pedal

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Hi All,

 

Hope everyone is well. Here is a strange one. I drive my 88 esprit everyday and have noticed over the passed couple of days the clutch pedal is not as springy as usual and closer to the ground than usual. Anyway, today I got in the car and found that the pedal was half way down from the brake towards the ground and when pressing down on it, it felt that it only moved a few centimetres before it touched the ground and would only spring back up to the position I found it in, I tried changing gear but no joy. I have tried pumping the pedal with no luck of it springing back to normal height and checked the clutch fluid, which is fine and at the correct fluid level.

 

Any ideas? Could the cold weather have anything to do wth it?

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You may have lost the internal seal in the master cylinder.

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If you're not losing fluid, and the pedal appears to be moving up and down with little or no resistance, it's likely the internal seal in your master cylinder isn't maintaining pressure.

 

You can try bleeding the system first, and that might give you a temporary reprieve, but I suspect a replacement is needed.

 

Some people replace the seals, but I'd always replace the cylinder as a complete unit - you can get them for reasonable cost from PNM/SJ.

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First thing you need to do is stump up for full member status and gain access to a wealth of extra info and manuals. :-)

Meanwhile, have a look at this comprehensive analysis of the clutch hydraulic system:

 

http://lotusespritworld.co.uk/EGuides/EModifications/clutch-cylinders.html

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