Clutch pedal to the floor.

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Mad Max
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Clutch pedal to the floor.

Post by Mad Max » Sun 31 Aug, 2014 12:56

Hi everyone,

I went out to my car this morning, pushed the clutch in as I normally do before starting the car and there was no resistance or return on the pedal, it went straight to the floor and didn't come back until I gave it a little flick with my foot and then the little assister spring brought it back.

I've had all the cowlings off the steering column and everything looks OK under there, fluid looks to be where it was in the reservoir... so what's gone? There's no leaking fluid on the firewall so I'm guessing slave cylinder?

Thanks in advance for any assistance people.

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Re: Clutch pedal to the floor.

Post by mnbrennan » Sun 31 Aug, 2014 12:58

Sounds as though the return spring has gone. Does the clutch engage and disengage?

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Re: Clutch pedal to the floor.

Post by Mad Max » Sun 31 Aug, 2014 13:00

No, sorry - there's no engagement of the clutch at all. That car is moving no-where.

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Re: Clutch pedal to the floor.

Post by Davejue1 » Sun 31 Aug, 2014 19:31

If you have no resistance it sounds like the pressure plate may have gone or as already said the spring in the centre of the clutch plate may have failed.
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Re: Clutch pedal to the floor.

Post by Mad Max » Sun 31 Aug, 2014 19:58

Well the clutch itself, the master cylinder and the clutch pedal itself were all replaced about 10k ago, pedal and MC by Munich Legends and the clutch itself by BMW...

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Re: Clutch pedal to the floor.

Post by Davejue1 » Sun 31 Aug, 2014 20:14

They can fail prematurely.
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Re: Clutch pedal to the floor.

Post by t-tony » Sun 31 Aug, 2014 21:21

If you put the car in gear and crank the starter does it try to move or not? If it tries to move it's unlikely to be the pressure plate, more likely hydraulic fault. If it doesn't try to move the clutch itself is faulty/broken.
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Re: Clutch pedal to the floor.

Post by Mad Max » Sat 06 Sep, 2014 22:30

Slave cylinder had gone, so thankfully it was nothing major.

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