Originally Posted by pyro9862
It does sound like a slave though. Try bleeding it, if that fails replace it. If you're concerned about being stuck needing parts just change everything. You will still come it at under $600, have better quality parts, and a whole new clutch system.
Just get all the parts together before you begin.
Clutch / pressure plate / throwout bearing / pilot bushing
Slave cylinder / Master Cylinder
Clutch lines / Clams if you need them
Correct fluid for the transmission and transfer case and a way to put it in
Have a place you know you can take your flywheel or get a new one
Get some E-torx sockets if you don't already have them. Sometimes the top bell housing bolt is e-torx.
Make sure you have sockets for the transmission drain and fill plugs, and the transfer case drain and fill plugs.
that's very informative.
back in january i flushed the entire system and put new fluid.
that helped immediately, but didnt get it 100% better.
just made it managable (before that there'd be times when i couldnt shift at all!)
after a couple good months the problems slowly came right back
and now i'm back to where if i've been driving for a while at mid-day,
i might loose the all pressure on the clutch pedal
and the abilitiy to shift.
getting it into reverse sometimes only happens
by turning the engine off, then shifting into R.
either way, it's a pretty uneasy feeling.
i think i'm just gonna replace the whole system,
rather than just do the slave and find out later i shoulda done everything
and end up paying more in the long run.
in the past i havent changed the fluid yearly,
but just kept the level ok.
do you think if i change the fluid yearly (or every 18 mos)
that might help extend the life of the clutch?
i guess common sense says yes,
but on the geo prism i had before this it was never an issue.
i guess it's worth the headache to be driving a jeep instead of a geo
thanks again everybody!