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    Astra clutch pedal problem???

    hi. i hope someone can help solve my problem.

    last night i was driving normally and i lost most of the pressure in my clutch pedal. i only had about 4 inches where the clutch pedal felt like it was working. i then could not get into any gears. i managed to get the car home by starting the car in 2nd gear and driving in 2nd all the way home as i couldnt change gear .

    today i went out to the car and pumped the pedal a few dozen times and finally got pressure back. i then drove to halfords for a bleed pipe and brake fluid. i have now tried to bleed the clutch and i am not getting any pressure back. the part of the slave cylinder that has the bleed nipple on it can move about quite alot and pull out about 1 inch.

    before last night i had a good clutch with a low biting point so i dont think there is any problems regarding the clutch itself.

    i hope you understand what i typed and sorry it is so long.

    thanks in advance

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    also my fluid levels were ok and no leaks was visible. also with clutch being ok previously aswell thats why i thought might be air in the system hence brake bleed

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    classic symptom of a failing clutch hydraulic release unit, you will need to take out the gearbox and renew it and as the clutch may well be coated in fluid, you would be wise to renew the clutch unit at the same time

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    is that the same as the release bearing on other cars. will it be included in a clutch kit.

    anything i should look out for or be aware of when removing the gearbox. i will be removing from below and removing subframe. cheers

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    release bearing,slave cylinder is same thing,check for fluid dripping out of bell housing where meets engine at sump
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHITE CHOCOLATE View Post
    release bearing,slave cylinder is same thing,check for fluid dripping out of bell housing where meets engine at sump
    will this be supplied in a clutch kit mate or will that be seperate?

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    a 3 peice clutch kit includes the slave cylinder,a 2 peice kit doesnt
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    Quote Originally Posted by coco-1.6-16v View Post
    also my fluid levels were ok and no leaks was visible. also with clutch being ok previously aswell thats why i thought might be air in the system hence brake bleed
    surely if the slave cylinder had gone would there be a leak as stated at the bottom of the bell housing? but if you say there is no loss of fluid then maybe its the clutch master cylinder that has packed in ?
    if i am wrong then someone will correct me lol

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    this is a clutch kit that i have found. it has 3 pieces but the release bearing doesnt look like a slave cylinder. take it this wouldnt do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo will View Post
    surely if the slave cylinder had gone would there be a leak as stated at the bottom of the bell housing? but if you say there is no loss of fluid then maybe its the clutch master cylinder that has packed in ?
    if i am wrong then someone will correct me lol
    yes that is correct fluid levels were still as before as i regularly check and top up all levels. that is why i was thinking of air in the system as no fluid was lost. where is the master cylinder located and what ways are there to check if it is operational. thanks

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