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00 corvette clutch pedal question

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    00 corvette clutch pedal question

    I have a 00 m6 vette with 63k miles. with all this lousy weather I've let the car sit for a few weeks.

    I took it out for a spin and it feels like the clutch is slowly engaging closer and closer to the floor. it only happens at idle and can pump the pedal for feel.

    I started doing the ranger method as the fluid is black as night. changed it so far about 6 times and its still coming up dark.

    I'm going to keep flushing until the fluid is clean, but confused as to why the pedal. would slowly sink down. can be pumped up and will repeat the process.

    No leaks under the car or anywhere I've found. could this be a sign of a falling master? air in the system? or just bad fluid

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    Any fluid leaks ?
    My ride is a 2002 Camaro SS SLP #3296 with 30k, LTH, 3" Y, CME, Frost tune, K&N, ported TB, Blackwing lid, Bellows, MSD, Denso Iridium, and 85mm MAF, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, SLP strut brace, Adj. Panhard, TA Girdle, UMI, Pro 5.0, Nitto NT555
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    nothing that I can see. fluid level in reservoir is consistent, tho still dark.

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    I would be inspecting the master. It is easier to get to and most likely the problem.


    When a slave fails it would be leaking.


    Dark fluid I bet that fluid is toasted, no longer has its viscosity, otherwise it ain't doing jack.


    Flushing out the fluid till it's clear is a good thing to do.

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    That's what the ranger method suggest.

    I know you guys are smarter than I so always good to get a second opinion.
    Will revise once I get fluid clean.

    been waiting for weather to get better as it seems easiest to flush, drive around the block and repeat to get the most bang out of reservoir flushes.

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    Slave cylinders can go without warning and at no given time. Mine started to go and I noticed my reservoir was 3/4 empty. I filled it back up and the pedal was still mushy. It finally blew when I took my car to the dealer since my shop had no power back when Sandy hit.

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    finally got the fluid clear into my third bottle. so far no recurrences of squishy clutch since cleaned.

    not sure if I'm just treating symptoms, but it was definitely nasty stuff if you don't maintain fluid in these for 60 k+ miles

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    Keep an eye on your clutch master cylinder and look under the car between the motor/trans to make sure you aren't leaking.

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    Will do. it's clean under at the moment. when I change the oil and under the lift I'll check everything out.

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