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This is a discussion on Clutch Issues within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Alrighty folks my 2000 Trans Am has been having some issues. When i push the clutch down i only have ...

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    Alrighty folks my 2000 Trans Am has been having some issues. When i push the clutch down i only have a clutch for about 6 or 7 seconds, after that Ive lost it. If i put it in first gear and hold the clutch pedal to the floor the car will start moving after a couple seconds, i have to put my foot under the pedal lift it up and pump it a couple times to get any sort of clutch back.

    Ive bleed the clutch with a mity vac a couple times, put new fluid in it and nothing works. I do not loose fluid, no external leaks or loss of fluid in the reservoir.

    Ive read on here that it is probably a master or slave cylinder issue so i guess my question is who makes a good one, ive heard good things about Tick and Mcleod just wondering if there was anything else i should look it.

    Edit: Its been like this for about 3 years now, finaly starting to get some money and time to fix it.
    Its also getting a little worse, I lost it for the first time driving down the road, went to hit the clutch to stop and there was no clutch, luckily i drive accordingly and had more than enough room to get it fixed and stop.

    Thanks
    Last edited by V8MUSCLE; 12-15-2014 at 08:54 AM.

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    Spaz is My Mentor SMWS6TA's Avatar
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    Sounds like your MC is gone.

    Stick with the gm slave. Most here use and recommend Tick MC's.

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    Is there a way to test and see for sure which is bad. replacing just the mc would be a lot easier.

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    x2 for the Tick MC

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    Pretty much what you just did. Replace the fluid and bleed air out. If pedal continues to stick to the floor.

    Slave has other symptoms.

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    When my master went out I went with the new GM one. Don't remember the price difference but it was cheaper, and I didn't have any issues. No matter which one you go with change your fluid regularly and it will last longer.


    http://www.rangeracceleration.com/Clutch_Care.html

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    Well let me clarify. If you are sticking with a stock clutch then stay with GM. If you are upgrading or plan on upgrading with power mods then go with Tick.

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    It has been years since I did mine. But at the time it seems that I read the factory master had been upgraded a bit from the original. What kind of hp do you think the newer factory master will handle?

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    I really couldn't say, I just know my MC from my 98 was able to handle the LS7 clutch I had. Last summer because of doing a complete drive train upgrade I went with Tick to handle current & future power levels and also because I have a Monster Stg 4 clutch now.

    Only major negative design flaw was the orifice was too small on GM MC's that while under rapid shifting (like at a track) the MC couldn't move fluid fast enough and grinding of the gears happen. That is why some do the drill mod to help that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    That is why some do the drill mod to help that.
    I did the drill mod when I installed my new one. My e.t's went up because I started spinning every time when I shifted to 2nd. First time scared me. Thought I broke something. Street tires on stock z28 wheels

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