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Old 10-06-2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default Clutch Master Cylinder Stuck in the Out Position

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I had to replace my clutch/brake pedal assembly do to it being siezed up. I removed the master cylinder from the clutch and i must have done something wrong.. maybe pulled the shaft on the master cylinder too far out from the plastic peice. Now the metal rod on the master cylinder is stuck in the out position. Does anyone know if this can be pushed back in at all or fo i have to buy a new master cylinder? The metal shaft is not disconected but just wont go back in. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 10-06-2009, 08:55 PM   #2
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I should also add that the master cylinder is not yet connected to the clutch pedal. I wanted to wait to see if it needed to be replaced before i put it all back together. Will it just push in when it is all back together and i push the clutch pedal with my foot? Maybe just pushing it with your hand is not enough force?

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Old 10-07-2009, 11:08 AM   #3
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That's right. If the master is full of fluid it's like pushing against a brick doing it by hand.
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It is hydraulically locked without being connected to the slave.

In other words, you are applying pressure and it has no place to flow to, so the rod doesn't move. The quick disconnect fitting can be depressed to allow fluid to escape, but you'll probably suck in air too, unless you have 3 hands so what is the point?

When you reconnect the slave to bleed, it'll move again.
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THanks for the replies. I reconected everything and it is all good. Finally back to 30mpg instead of 12mpg in my Jeep.

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