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Old 12-18-2008, 09:49 AM
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So, after all this freezing weather we've had, the clutch in my '82 mini is feeling really soft. I can shift now, but the pedal engages/disengages very close to the floor and doesn't feel like it has enough resistance and is "mushy" if that makes sense. It's not slipping at all.

Does this sound like the master is failing? or maybe air in the lines? adjustments? or am I looking at a new clutch...
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:39 AM
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Default Mushy clutch

The clutch master cylinder only lasts for 1,000,000 pushes. (12 years or so.)
It always dies in the dead of winter.

It leaks out and down into the cab soaking the carpet. Then air gets in there and gives you a mushy warning you need to do some work. You can fill and bleed it, then check it every morning until a warm day comes along for swaping it out. It is an easy swap.


My slave cly is original at 20 years old.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:18 AM
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I think you hit the nail on the head.

I checked up under the dash and it appears the clutch master is beginning to barf fluid out near the shaft and all over the linkage there. I'll call my local Toyota dealer and see if they can get me a new one.

Should the slave cylinder or any other clutch parts be replaced at the same time while I'm in there?
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:57 AM
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Both are easy fixes. But be careful with the hard line to the slave. It may not like to come apart nicely. Then into a hard line which are cheap if needed. Bleeding is not hard, just like brakes.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:06 PM
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Thanks guys. I called Stevinson and they have both in stock.

I'm going to try to knock it out tonight/tomorrow before the really cold weather hits this weekend.

PB blaster will be hitting those fittings immediately.

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Not to dissuade you from supporting local dealers,

BUT...

Marlin has some good prices on Aisin hydraulics.
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Marlin has some good prices on Aisin hydraulics.
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My word, Dave, you've had some.... enhancements...
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Not to dissuade you from supporting local dealers,

BUT...

Marlin has some good prices on Aisin hydraulics.

Just returned from my local dealership whom I support and I am Happy to pay NEARLY DOUBLE what Marlin charges.



Oh well, at least I don't have to wait for the parts to arrive and I can go work on it tonight. I just won't be eating for the next couple of days.
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Sorry I was not more timely...
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