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Unread 06-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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spongy clutch

So recently I noticed I have to floor the clutch to shift. Never done this before. So checked the fluid and whatta ya know... bone dry. Gonna fill and bleed tonite but I have never noticed a leak. Is it possible to just go through fluid without a leak? Have to admit with all the work I have done to the jeep I never checked the clutch fluid. So not sure how long it has been low.

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Unread 06-04-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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If it is dry its leaking somewhere. Probably just a slow leak. You should check around the bellhousing really well. Unless it was modified you have an internal slave and the are notorius for going bad.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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If it is dry its leaking somewhere. Probably just a slow leak. You should check around the bellhousing really well. Unless it was modified you have an internal slave and the are notorius for going bad.
X2. These have the internal slave cylinder which have been known to leak without ever knowing.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 03:13 PM   #4
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Also check the Master cyl. The MC leaks inside of your rig. Feel the fire wall behind the clutch pedal and up for wetness.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 03:52 PM   #5
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That is what I was going to say. I pulled out my floor mat and it was damp. Slowly leaked out of the piston.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #6
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So no way there is an internal leak of some sort? If it is leaking it must be visible? Sorry for the ignorance, this is a whole new realm for me.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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Had the same issue, i didn't ever catch a leak - but my clutch was shot for the most part. the internal slave ended up going.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 05:36 PM   #8
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You have an obvious hydraulic issue. If the floor board is wet where the push rod from the clutch pedal meets the master cylinder at the firewall, then your Master cylinder is bad. If this is the case, the replace the master and bleed the system. Start budgeting though for a slave replacement. The Slave will fail soon after a master failure. Some what due to them having equal lifespans, but then it is accelerated when the master goes sour as it sends debris south down the line to the slave.
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