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clutch going out?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mico85K5, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. mico85K5

    mico85K5 Registered Member

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    My clutch is getting very difficult to shift (the pedal feels too easy to push - and this stick is nearly impossible to shift and it grinds). I am wondering if my fluid my be low? Is this jus the same container as the brake fluid, or do I need to get underneath in order to refill it? Or, is my clutch just gone?

    Thanks

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  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Check the fluid in the tranny.... You will have to crawl underneath.... Also it wouldn't be a bad I dea to check the little resivor(sp?) on the firewall for the hyd. clutch fluid...

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  3. Stoopalini

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    Does the problem change when the vehicle is cold, or when it gets warmed up?

    If it's a hydraulic clutch, then definitely check the fluid.
    If it's a manual clutch, you can try tightening the cable.

    If all that fails, the throwout bearing could be shot; in that case, yes, it is time for a new clutch.

    Thomas.

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  4. mico85K5

    mico85K5 Registered Member

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    yes, only when the truck is cold it is very difficult to shift?

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  5. Stoopalini

    Stoopalini 1/2 ton status

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    Your fluid level is low.

    I believe it takes DOT3 brake fluid, but you may want to get confirmation on that before adding it.

    Thomas.

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