Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: slave clutch issues

  1. #1
    Junior Member banzai's Avatar
    Join Date:  Oct 2013

    Location:  Pompano Beach, Florida

    Posts:    25

    My VIN:    03246

    slave clutch issues

    How do I check a slave cluthc function..

  2. #2
    Senior Member rdarlington's Avatar
    Join Date:  Aug 2013

    Location:  Los Alamos, NM

    Posts:    266

    My VIN:    10904

    You step on the clutch pedal and have somebody watch the slave deflect the fork on top of the transmission.

    -Bob

  3. #3
    DMC Midwest - 815.459.6439 DMCMW Dave's Avatar
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  Crystal Lake IL

    Posts:    5,030

    My VIN:    05429

    Start the car in gear with the trans in neutral. Press the clutch. If you can then shift it into a forward gear without clashing the gears, it's working.

    If the car is not running, put it gear. Have someone attempt to push the car. Then push in the clutch. If the car will now roll, it's working.
    Dave S
    DMC Midwest - retired but helping
    dswingle@DeLorean.com

  4. #4
    Junior Member banzai's Avatar
    Join Date:  Oct 2013

    Location:  Pompano Beach, Florida

    Posts:    25

    My VIN:    03246

    Thanks, I'll give a try.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    Senior Member rdarlington's Avatar
    Join Date:  Aug 2013

    Location:  Los Alamos, NM

    Posts:    266

    My VIN:    10904

    Sorry. I limited my response to only what you asked. Didn't know you were asking for the function of the clutch, only the slave cylinder.

    -Bob

  6. #6
    Junior Member banzai's Avatar
    Join Date:  Oct 2013

    Location:  Pompano Beach, Florida

    Posts:    25

    My VIN:    03246

    Thanks, I know the clutch is not working. I replaced the master cylinder, the line going to the slave, bleed the master and slave but still no clutch.
    Mike.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  7. #7
    DMC Midwest - 815.459.6439 DMCMW Dave's Avatar
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  Crystal Lake IL

    Posts:    5,030

    My VIN:    05429

    Quote Originally Posted by banzai View Post
    Thanks, I know the clutch is not working. I replaced the master cylinder, the line going to the slave, bleed the master and slave but still no clutch.
    Now that you say this I agree with Answer #2 from Bob D. Is that arm that the slave is connected to moving?

    By "no clutch" do you mean the car won't move or you can't disconnect the engine from the trans, i.e. if you start the car in gear it moves the car even with the clutch on the floor.

    What's the history? I've seen barn cars with a clutch plate full of mouse crap that won't move the car and won't disengage as it just rusts up solid. This will fool you because that fork arm won't move either. But in that case the pedal should not want to move since there is nothing to push it back.

    Can you get fluid out of the bleeder on the slave (i.e. are you sure the fluid is making it through the line?)?
    Dave S
    DMC Midwest - retired but helping
    dswingle@DeLorean.com

  8. #8
    Junior Member banzai's Avatar
    Join Date:  Oct 2013

    Location:  Pompano Beach, Florida

    Posts:    25

    My VIN:    03246

    Hi, Dave. Yes I have bleed the slave cylinder and got fluid out. The clutch pedal has no resistance.
    How can I see the clutch lever.?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    Senior Member Rich's Avatar
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.

    Posts:    1,433

    My VIN:    0934

    Club(s):   (NCDMC) (DCUK)

    Quote Originally Posted by banzai View Post
    How can I see the clutch lever.?
    Here's a reference photo off the web so you can see the clutch lever on top of the bell housing just ahead of the clutch slave.

    engine-trans_zps695c699a.jpg

    With the drivetrain in the car of course it's harder to see it.
    March '81, 5-speed, black interior

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date:  Sep 2014

    Location:  West Sayville, N.Y.

    Posts:    1,255

    My VIN:    005058 000927

    Club(s):   (AZ-D) (DMA) (DOA) (DCUK)

    Perhaps the new clutch master cyl. you're using is defective? I've seen some that disengage internally (the piston rod slips off the spring/cup asm.) when you try to do the initial system bleed.
    Rob

    Quote Originally Posted by banzai View Post
    Hi, Dave. Yes I have bleed the slave cylinder and got fluid out. The clutch pedal has no resistance.
    How can I see the clutch lever.?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •