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Old May 24th, 2005, 12:55 PM
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Mark Freeman
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Help - Stuck in water for 3+ hours

Got stuck Saturday night in about 3 feet of water, after getting pulled out everything seemed to be in working order. Drove home with no issues.

I went to drive the 90 to the wash bay and the clutch is out - I pulled the cover plate to find about a quart of water spilling out.

Two Questions:
1. What would water do to cause the clutch to not function?
2. Where in Arizona is a good garage to take the defender to have all the fluids replaced and otherwise inspected?

Thanks for your help!
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Old May 24th, 2005, 04:43 PM
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try here for a mechanic
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Old May 25th, 2005, 08:10 AM
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Hey Mark what exactly is the clutch doing or not doing? In the bell there isn't much that can go bad other then the clutch and the throw out bearing. The clutch may be covered in muddy water and slipping some. The throw out bearing wouldn't cause it not not engage but would make all kinds of noise when you push down on the clutch peddle. I would think it more likely that maybe the slave cylinder mounted on the bell has gone bad then the clutch. How many miles on that clutch? I know mine has had allot of water in it. When I pulled the engine out the inside of the bell had about 1/2" of mud at the bottom and it looked as if mud had splashed around allot but it still worked fine.
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