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Old 07-01-2009, 06:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1997 sidekick Sport hydraulic clutch mech

No hydraulic leaks at master or slave cylinder. (1997 sidekick Sport 1.8 engine). Clutch master cylinder half full and dry all around. Dry at slave cylinder also.

It took about two weeks to go from barely noticed to no clutch disengagement whatsoever. Shifter moves freely into all gears with engine shut off. Lot's of grinding wen trying ti shift when engine is running and clutch pedal fully depressed.

Is there a normal wear point or bushing that could wear out enough to cause the clutch to drag ? Doesn't the clutch normally start to slip when it is due for a release mechanism adjustment ?
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i'm loooking for a 1.8 engine for my suzuki sidekick around the miami area can anyone help me find one please.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You need to start your own thread. The title of this one has nothing to do with your request and is misleading.
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ok ,dont try to recover every drop of fluid
imagine 1 drop every 100 miles.
and after time it gets low.

this is so very very common fail.
ive gone thru 2 slaves on my mx5 in 2 years.
(driving the heckoutofit)

what id do,is ,just replace the dirt cheap slave.
Price a new clutch job.
like the easiest job on the car.
replace it and bleed it. if all is well ,so be it.
if not,the MC.
usually the mc will leak on drivers side fire wall. with lots of proof.

but not slave they are a trick bunch.
did you look under the slave boot, see lots of fluid, well there it is.
and dead wrong to be there.

new slave time.
can even kit it super dirt cheap too.

if you can see its main drive rod while someone else presses pedal ,you will see it is
deads ville.

cheers.
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Check the bracket that connects the clutch pedal assembly to the master cylinder plunger rod.

I had a problem just like this on my '97 sport jlx. Actually, it happened twice.

It started off with a little resistance getting into gear and got progressively worse.

I checked fluids/leaks and found nothing. I replaced slave then master cylinders and got no change. I then took it to a clutch shop and they (big surprise) told me I needed a new clutch and quoted me almost $800.

I didn't believe them and kept digging. I finally crawled under the drivers side dash and took a look at the pedal assembly and noticed a small tear in the metal bracket connecting the pedal assembly to the master cylinder.

The bracket had bent a little and was not pushing the rod in far enough to release the clutch. Replaced the bracket and everything was working great again!
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Where did you get another bracket?
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Holy thread revival Batman!
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