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Old  March 19th, 2010, 12:30 AM
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Clutch problems

Hi everyone. I have a 1993 Chevy 1500 Silverado 4x4 with a manual transmission. The problem I have is after work a couple nights ago the clutch pedal felt softer then normal. I didnt think much of it but after a couple miles the truck was acting like the pedal was still in when I shifted. I have the truck home now and when running it will not go into any gear but if I shut the truck off I can put it in gear and move it. I am not sure what would cause this so im trying to get any help possible. Thanks all for taking the time to read this and for any suggestions you may have.

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Old  March 19th, 2010, 2:27 AM
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sounds like the pressure plate is done for. that clutch is hydraulic system, so it could need to be bled out. try the bleed out first. a repair manual will give you good step by step instructions.

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Old  March 19th, 2010, 7:45 AM
slave cyilender also....had a work truck do that to me.....just a thought

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Old  March 19th, 2010, 9:00 AM
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Thanks a lot guys... I will try changing the slave cylinder and hydraulic line today and see what I come up with. If not it looks like the clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing will be changed saturday

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Old  March 19th, 2010, 7:11 PM
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no luck with changing the slave cylinder... guess ill be changing the clutch pressure plate and throw out bearing tomorrow

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Old  March 19th, 2010, 7:27 PM
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you should take a close look at flywheel too. i've seen a whole lot of new clutches burn up within a month or because the flywheel was not turned or replaced. shops should be able to turn them, or for your rig, a new one ready to bolt on should be less than $50.


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