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    Angry Clutch Help!

    Hello to all;
    Just wondering if anyone out there has had the following problem:

    I was driving last night with absolutely no abnormal noises or anything, then I had to make a U-turn and all the sudden, my clutch pedal was on the floor and that's where it stayed. I couldn't shift into any gears as the clutch pedal was fully down to the floor.
    I got out and checked my flluid and it seemed ok, got back in the car and pulled the pedal back with my hand. To my surprise, it worked again...I was able to get into reverse, back into first and BAM, back to the floor again. It actually felt like it broke. So I checked the fluid again and this time it was completely empty.
    I was able to dry-shift it down the road to the local gas station where I got a can of fluid...poured it in and it all drained out...WTF???
    This morning I checked my master cylinder and everything looked ok from under...no breaks or loose fittings or lines...

    So, does anyone else thing this is a slave cylinder problem? I as because the fluid seems to be coming from the center of the engine/trans mount...that little gap...yeah...

    Any help or ideas are appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Sounds like you blew the hose or a fitting at or near the slave for it to "pour out" You should be able to pull off the inspection plate for a better diagnosis.

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    Thanks for your reply. I got under and checked out the hose from the master to the case and it looked ok.
    Which inspection plate are you talking about...where is it?
    Thanks.

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    There should be some sort of cover on the bottom of the bellhousing. It will be either plastic or metal. Removing it will give you access to the bottom of the fly wheel/clutch assembly. Doing so should give you an idea of what is broken.

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    Interesting...I'll have to look again because when I was under there, I say no cover...just a rectangular hole...maybe that's the inspection window or something...

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    I'm just going off of my experiance with old p-glides and 700R4s. The plate will take up a good potion of the bottom of the bellhousing, unless its been relaced by a race spec (SFI certified) housing which is one piece Either way you will have to remove the tranny to rectify the problem. I would also suggst replacing the clutch because it is very likely contaminated with fluid.

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    Crap...I didn't think about the clutch itself :| I hope it is ok because it is freaking brand new...less than 2 a month old Centerforce dual friction...damnit!

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