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atxbandit 09-10-2010 06:54 PM

crud in clutch fluid?
 
I have been having problems shifting into first and reverse. From what I have read here my slave cylinder is probably going out. Since I don't have the cash for a clutch rebuild right now I decided to flush the clutch fluid. I started by hooking a mityvac to the bleed screw but couldn't get any fluid to come out. I decided to get my girlfriend to pump the pedal and then some grey crud came out. After this the mityvac worked fine. Before I would have to jam it into gear till it warmed up and now it is better. My question is what was the crud? Also is a total failure right around the corner? If so I will go ahead and put rebuild kit on credit card. What kits have you had the best luck with and which ones should I stay away from?
Thanks

More_Cowbell 09-10-2010 07:19 PM

Re: crud in clutch fluid?
 
grey crud could be really really really fine metal shavings was there a ton of it or just a little bit , a little bit could be caused by just accidently griding a gear every now and then

atxbandit 09-10-2010 09:16 PM

Re: crud in clutch fluid?
 
To me there was quite a bit. Four clumps about the size of a pencil eraser and some smaller pieces. I didn't think to feel it to see what it felt like. I guess I could pour the old fluid into a different container in the morning and take a closer look.


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