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Old March 21st, 2005, 09:25 AM
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I've noticed over the past few days occasionally my clutch will be partway depressed after I park the truck & come back a few hours/overnight later. Once I step on it, or pull it up with my toe, it's fine. I though it might be the return spring getting stuck, so I didn't give it much examination. Is it possible it's fluid-related? Of the 15 times I've come back to the truck, it's only happened 3 times...
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Old March 21st, 2005, 09:52 AM
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Sounds like a fluid leak in the master to me. Did you check the levels?
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Old March 21st, 2005, 10:01 AM
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Yup Just what Richard said! Mine did the same as the fluid would get low from a leak.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 10:38 AM
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Haven't checked the fluid level, but I also check under the truck religiously for leak spots, & none have appeared.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 10:52 AM
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Normally it doesn't take a lot to leak out and have a problem, and most of the time it will leak from the MC and when it does it leaks into the cab down the peddle.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 12:13 PM
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Interesting...now that you mention it coming down the pedal, I think I've been mistaking clutch fluid for rain. Is a leaking MS a big deal, or simple to fix?
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Old March 21st, 2005, 12:42 PM
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It's not too bad, just a major PITA to get it in and out as there is not much room.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 01:53 PM
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I just searched it, doesn't seem too bad. I think I'll try the seals first.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 04:13 PM
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The biggest PITA is REINSTALLING the box, not removing it. Loosen the brake master and pedal as much as you can. The more you can push it out of the way, the easier the clutch box comes out. Also, pay attention to how it comes out. It will save you the additional frustration when it needs to go back in. It is tight in there. Rebuild kit is about $10, new master is $100. I've rebuilt and renewed. I've found it easier just to renew as the higer milage masters pin is heavily scored and will probably lead to further leaks sooner than later.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 04:34 PM
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Excellent, thanks very much.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 07:48 PM
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Just pull the brake Master and pedal as a whole unit and get it out of the way. Than start in on the clutch. Might take longer, but will cut down of the part of the job. It is also recommended to replace the clutch slave cylinder at the same time. Something about the old slave seals not holding up to the new master cyl. pressure.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 08:01 PM
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Make sure you clean that brake fluid off the bulkhead. That stuff eats up paint like crazy. Might want to check and make sure none of the paint is bubbling/peeling, as it will start to rust under the paint.

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Old March 21st, 2005, 08:34 PM
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This is the result of a leaking cylinder and only about 6 months of weathering. The fluid leaked for about a week, and I never noticed the extent of the paint damage until I disassembled the whole truck. You cant see very well that there is a lot more blistering next to the rusted areas. I had to sand, prime, and repaint this whole area. Please clean up brake fluid...
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Old March 21st, 2005, 11:45 PM
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I pull out the master cylinder without the box. But I am Pendy.

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