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Old 11-04-2008, 01:19 PM   #21
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Is it at all possible that you put the clutch disc in backwards? The fingers in the picture look very depressed.
In the picture you can see the springs, on the other side it was labeled "Flywheel side"

When i bled the clutch it never got too low on fluid level. The Slave cylinder wasn't pushing far enough and i was running out of ideas so last night i replaced it with a new kit.

The spring on the old one was too weak to push the piston back out, it was only working with the fluid that pushed it.
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without fluid going into it the piston would stay back in there
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the new cylinder you can push it in and the spring with make the piston come back out.

This helped a little bit with shifting but it still hasn't solved the problem. I took the car out again last night and although i was able to go into 1st gear smoother, i still had problems with a couple of gears and the timing on the car is too low.

I still haven't fixed one problem and i think i'm about to face another one, as i was jacking up the car last night when replacing the slave, i jacked the driver side front tire and something in the driver rear tire area snapped. I still haven't found anything broken but i figured it was either the swaybar bolts or something into the hub assembly, car drove fine.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:52 PM   #22
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Bench bleed the master cylinder anyways. I bet it got some air in it one way or another and that's all this is. Do that and then if it still isn't right adjust the clutch pedal.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:58 PM   #23
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Bench bleed the master cylinder anyways. I bet it got some air in it one way or another and that's all this is. Do that and then if it still isn't right adjust the clutch pedal.
+1, any money says this is where your problem is.

On a side note...you didn't put rad stop leak in the clutch fluid did you?
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:37 PM   #24
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do you mean like rebuilding the Master cylinder? I've bled the whole system a ridiculously amount of times already, i'm conviced there is not a single bubble of air in the lines or the whole system.
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do you mean like rebuilding the Master cylinder? I've bled the whole system a ridiculously amount of times already, i'm conviced there is not a single bubble of air in the lines or the whole system.
You've gotta bleed the master cylinder out of the car. I believe there is a write-up in the m.net garage.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:30 PM   #26
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Clutch Slave Rebuild

There you go, enjoy your reading.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:36 PM   #27
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thanks for the help guys, i will post results as soon as i get the master cylinder rebuilt and bled...
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I rebuilt my master. Kit sucked. Did it again. Kit sucked. First time the plunger was super tight, next time it was super loose. Bought a new one w/ lifetime warranty at Vatozone. Things are ok now.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:52 PM   #29
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hahaa... what do new ones run for? about $50? I paid $30 some bucks for the slave cylinder...
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I've never had a problem with the Advance Auto rebuild kits. Unfortunately, I have had to rebuild the MC and SC on every Miata that I have had on the road. (3 this year). I keep one of each kit on hand now.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:03 PM   #31
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Clutch Master Cylinder

$43.99 O'Reily's
$49.99 Autozone
$50.49 Napa
$59.99 Advance Auto Parts
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:16 PM   #32
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i won't have any results until Friday, nobody has it on hand they gotta order it and no rush delivery.
I will edit first post after i figure out what the problem is for reference to other members having the same problem...
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i won't have any results until Friday, nobody has it on hand they gotta order it and no rush delivery.
I will edit first post after i figure out what the problem is for reference to other members having the same problem...
Advance should be able to "PDQ" it and have it there at 7:30 in the morning as long as you order it before 8p.m otherwise it ill be there at 7:30 the following morning.
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Did you remove the flywheel.....if so what did you torque the bolts to???
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flywheel is at 72 ft./lbs...
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