Grinding of the gears prevented to shift into reveres. Can you tell me what I did wrong? Again thank you for your great articles and assistance. I disassembled the unit twice to check and all seemed to fit okay. How can i bring my Clutch to Half or even Below halfClose to the Floor. July 6, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Ok, got it. Inpsect the mechanical clutch components. Did you replace parts or are you trying to remedy a problem? This would be an indicator of pressure loss.
Issue 2My machanic want to remove the gearbox not to check if the starter is alighned after they got the engine swinging a few times but the gearbox does not want to release. Or will that eliminate the valve anyway? It seems impossible to get a wrench up there to access the nut holding the hydraulic line to the slave. December 8, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: It sounds like something in the clutch itself is broken. My clutch pedal seems to be rather hard to press down, and the bight point is almost all the way down. Puling it out should work. The car only has 99K miles.
The throw is so short it doesn't handle it well. January 29, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: That is how leaks develop. July 5, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Stiff? My pedal feels stiff, from what I know, I know that the pedal needs to have like an inch of free play. See my reply to your other comment. Then I stupidly tried to back the car up to check out the fluid puddle under the car prior to securing the Master Cylinder lid and what lil fluid was in the system all came out like a Volcano all over the top of the motor - Very Frustrating! I prefer to replace them as a pair. I used needle nose players. If you suspect a leak, check the fluid level.
The book was released in August 2006, and is available for ordering now. What will break with it missing. April 5, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the tip, this is a great help. Could this be due to a defective slave cylinder or master cylinder? I have replaced my clutch but had to scheme the flywheel as well. January 8, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could be the throwout bearing or pressure plate is worn and your feeling the movement.
I have a 2005 320 msport and last few weeks have found clutch pedal but low sometimes but seems to rectify after driving a while. This information is only a summary. This also allows you to perform maintenance while everything is apart as opposed to a needing to make future repairs when everything is back together. Online I saw a bit of a different setup and they released it by twisting the master and the insert popped out. Check the level each time you fill up.
You could be hearing a part that is about to fail. This may require monitoring the level over a day or so. August 16, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for sharing your bleeding process and experience. You might have a broken pivot, or something else in the bellhousing. November 13, 2012 Followup from the Pelican Staff: if the clutch is new and not releasing, inspect the clutch hydraulic system.
I would keep an eye on it. The throw of the master is very small and pumping it more than once isn't helpful. I pressure bled the system and was able to drive the car around the block but noticed it was leaking when I got home. Today when driving pedal went to floor and now can't get any gear at all. January 14, 2012 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You can check for fluid leaking from either one.
Now I have a very direct feedback from the clutch. May 19, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The clutch may be glazed. It is the next day and now the clutch appears to be slipping when the engine begins to rev around the 3000rpm mark in just about any gear. If the brake pedal sinks you could very likely have a bad master cylinder. I then pressure bleed from the top down to the slave. Try disconnecting the slave cylinder from the transmission. After an hour they took it out for another test drive came back and it was shift okay, little rough going into first and reverse.
If the hydraulic fluid is full and the system is working normally, the clutch components are the only items remaining to fail. Any suggestions May 11, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would try to reverse bleed it. The Master has the hose connection coming from the reservoir. Followed all proper steps but my clutch will not work. There is no pressure this line does not have a clamp. Whatever you do, don't let the clutch be pressed with the slave cylinder removed and the bleed valve closed.
But I still have no resistance in the pedal. When finished, remove the bleeder system, lower the car, and try the clutch again. June 9, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If all gears work except reverse, it could be a linkage issue. What could be the issue? The fact that gears are hard to shift when the engine is off is worrisome and not likely to be related to the clutch or its hydraulics. January 23, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If it is high, it could be due to a wrong or worn part. You likely damaged the master.