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    Clutch problem

    My step mom has an 01 3.8 and her clutch is acting up. every once in awhile, when she pushes the clutch, the petal goes soft and hits the floor, clutch doesn't separate.

    if she lets off and pumps again, it works. And it doesn't happen very often at all, but there's no pattern to it, not at a certain speed, or a certain gear, anything like that.

    My first thought was fluid bypassing in the master cylinder, but theres a little fluid on the bottom of it, and on the bottom of the bell housing....any ideas?

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    come on people....really

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    Fluid dripping from the bottom of the bellhousing means the slave cylinder is probably leaking. The master could be going bad as well, but slaves tend to be more common.
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    its in a 3.8, and I cant find any info on what transmission that is.

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    Its a Borg Warner T5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Its a Borg Warner T5
    Completely off topic, but we had a T5 come apart today on the dyno, it was in a '96 Mustang 3.8. The guy was doing a 1/4 mile run, and when he hit 2nd, all hell broke loose. Sounded like marbles in a tin can, and it wouldn't move after that.

    I told him time for a full rebuild, hopefully the trans case wasn't damaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    its in a 3.8, and I cant find any info on what transmission that is.
    Master cyl. Imho
    Last edited by Smittro; 02-02-2010 at 04:15 AM.

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    yeah smittro i was hoping youd chime in.....youve got a black 01 right? thats what this is in....ill be commandeering here in the near future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    yeah smittro i was hoping youd chime in.....youve got a black 01 right? thats what this is in....ill be commandeering here in the near future
    Yup mines an 01 but she's NBM tho.. My Z34 is black.
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    oh ok, the way your avatar is i thought the 92 was blue, and the 01 was black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    oh ok, the way your avatar is i thought the 92 was blue, and the 01 was black.
    Yeah I've even been asked if she was purple before. In the right light or if sunshine hits her just right she does turn purple.. I'm so shiney that sometimes it does look like a black car in pics too.
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