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    After holding clutch in for more than 20 seconds, clutch pedal does not return to the top. Clutch throw ends up being pretty short if I don't toe it out or pump it up. Plenty of fluid in reservoir (but system needs a flush). I suspect the master cylinder. Do the master cylinders have a history of failing? Any suggestions before I get started?

    I drive her easy and best bet is that it's not an overheat/boiling fluid problem.

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    All componets go bad in are clutch hydralic systems could possibly slave cylinder also bleed the system first and replace with good fluid I think there is a sticky on this subject

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    Bleed it. take a turkey baister and suck out all fluid, then refill with new fluid, then beed the system. remember to keep that fluid filled up while bleeding. I cant remember if there is a return spring on the pedal, but see if there is and see if it is streched or has something caught in it. If I remember corectly the hydraulic clutch is all one unit and not individual components. Master, line and slave is sold together as a sealed unit.

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    Thanks for the inputs. Drove the car on the bad master cylinder for a while and finally replaced it this past weekend. Hardest part was pulling the roll pin out of the master cylinder to release the braided line going to slave. Used a piece of wire from a thick safety pin. Bent the end into a tight hook and pulled it with needle nose vise grips.

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    my clutch did the same.. i got in pushed in the clutch to start car and car and clutch wouldnt release from the floor... after messing with it and pumping it, it finally returned.. in short.. i had a bunch of things go wrong.,, bad slave cylinder, throw out bearing., needed new clutch and fly wheel and the input shaft of transmission was warped.. but i did drive mine hard too

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    hey iv got a 98 z with a mcleod street twin having an issue with it getting stuck have way of tha floor ,but i take my shoe under tha pedal and it pops right up. iv bled it but havnt tried changing tha fluid, but cluch feels increadable. it also has a mcleod slave cylinder . so maybe changing tha fluid will help

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