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Old June 26th, 2013, 10:54 PM
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soft clutch...bleeding doesn't help?

So I am madly trying to get my defender up and running, and one strange thing I am experiencing is that the clutch pedal is very, very soft. In fact, without the return spring, it might not have any pressure at all.

Bleeding the clutch seems to work fine - I bled the air out of the system, but still no firmness to the pedal, as if the slave cylinder is not pushing against the clutch fork. I don't know if that is truly what is happening, but that is what it feels like.

Anyone have any ideas?

------ Follow up post added June 26th, 2013 11:00 PM ------

Out of curiosity....free play on the master cylinder...could this be the issue? How much free play should there be?
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Old June 26th, 2013, 11:20 PM
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You could have a bad master or slave cylinder. Easy to check. Clamp the rubber flex line between the slave cylinder and the hard point on the bulkhead. Then push down on the clutch pedal. If you have play it's most likely a bad master cylinder. If it's rock hard it's probably a bad slave cylinder. Both easy to replace.
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Excellent Advice!!!

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You could have a bad master or slave cylinder. Easy to check. Clamp the rubber flex line between the slave cylinder and the hard point on the bulkhead. Then push down on the clutch pedal. If you have play it's most likely a bad master cylinder. If it's rock hard it's probably a bad slave cylinder. Both easy to replace.
Also have found best results to change them in pairs.
Usually find when you install a new cylinder, the other one soon fails due to the extra performance and or requirements of the new cylinder. Happens more often when you change out the master and not the slave, but it also happens the other way around.
So again, for best results renew both cylinders together and installing a new hose won't hurt any, that's for sure.
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