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Old 07-26-2011, 07:57 AM
madts ohlson madts ohlson is offline
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Default Clutch feels like brake pedal, then nothing

This is a 5 speed hooked up to a 4 cylinder 2.4 liter? 1998 with 98000 miles on it.
Truck is fine, when cold, but after a few miles, the pedal gets hard and feels like a break pedal. I stop for a while and then the pedal has no feel and will release the clutch. It releases it'sself without warning. It feels like a collapsed hose.
Does any body have any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:39 AM
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Default Re: Clutch feels like brake pedal, then nothing

try bleeding the clutch system. it can fix lots of problems.

heres how i do it- take the cap off the resivor and check the fluid level. use dot 3 brake fluid to top it off if needed. get under the truck and locate the bleeder. mine is on the drivers side about half way up the tranny behind [what would be the bell housing]. my bleeder needs an 8mm box end wrench to crack it open. put about a foot if clear plastic fuel line on the bleeder so you can see the fluid/bubbles coming out and to keep from making a mess. have another person to pump the clutch slowly about 3 times then hold it to the floor. then you crack the bleeder open for about a second or 2. as soon as the fluid stops coming out close the bleeder. repeat until you get a steady stream of clean fluid a couple times in a row. be sure to check the resivor frequently.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:46 AM
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Default Re: Clutch feels like brake pedal, then nothing

Thanks Crowdpleazer: That seemed to work.
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