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Old February 16th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Why do you think this is happening?

Losing power in 3rd and 4th gears. Engine races but I am not getting any power. I have noticed it going up hills or just around town driving. Other gears seem to be fine. It comes and goes. Just had the master and slave replaced.

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Old February 16th, 2013, 05:30 PM
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Certainly sounds like you have a worn clutch assembly. Not the hydraulic activators (master and slave) but the actual clutch disc/pressure plate.
Classic symptoms.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 06:43 PM
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Hose????

Was the hydraulic hose connecting the slave cylinder replaced???
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Old February 16th, 2013, 07:34 PM
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Old February 16th, 2013, 07:37 PM
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can you smell it ? A slipping clutch has a very distinct smell
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Old February 16th, 2013, 07:59 PM
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Thanks for responding. The clutch pedal was to the floor and I had them bled a few times. I never had the clutch slip and loss of power before replacing them. I don't think any of the hoses were replaced when the cylinders were swapped out.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 08:40 AM
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Now that you mention it when they replaced the master and slave they took out the pedal and when I drove it next I noticed that it was might tighter, released higher. Also, there is this strange pop sound every so often when I push down on the clutch.
Thoughts?
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Old February 17th, 2013, 08:58 AM
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Old February 17th, 2013, 09:42 AM
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Rod Adjustment or Bad Hose

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Now that you mention it when they replaced the master and slave they took out the pedal and when I drove it next I noticed that it was might tighter, released higher. Also, there is this strange pop sound every so often when I push down on the clutch.
Thoughts?
You need to adjust the rod to give you more petal free play.
If that doesn't work or the problem persists, you could have a collapsed hose that is letting pressure to the slave cyl. and not always allowing it back to the master cyl when the petal is up.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 09:52 AM
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Thanks! I will try that. I have 90k miles and don't smell anything strange.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 10:10 AM
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Rod Adjustment... this may help!

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Thanks! I will try that. I have 90k miles and don't smell anything strange.
Remove the screws and cover on the top of the clutch petal box.
Adjust the rod so there is more of it on the very end at the front, essentially making the portion of the rod that goes into the master cylinder shorter.
It's not easy to get to.
I use a stick to hold the petal depressed.
Then Clamp the rod on the non-threaded area with a pair of needle nose vice grips.
Then use 2 opened end wrenches to make the adjustment.
These have had their profile adjusted on the grinder to easily make the angles required to get to the nuts and turn them 2 flats at a time verses half a flat at a time with a non-modified wrench.
If the brake master is in the way, it will unbolt from inside and you can slide it over with the line still connected to get more access.
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