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GM hydraulic clutch problems

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JK5, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    On my 86 K30..465/205

    I have little or no clutch when I first start the rig up. After warming up,
    I have a good pedal. I have low fluids and I'm not sure what fluid it requires,
    power steering fluid???

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Zopilote

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    My 85 K20 Suburban takes DOT 3 brake fluid in the clutch reservoir. I suspect yours is the same.
     
  3. 78Buford

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    I've had a couple vehicles in the past that acted similar. The next time you start it, pump the clutch 10-15 times & see if the pedal "raises."

    Roy
     
  4. dheavychevy38

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    The fluid is dot 3 brake fluid. I have had this problem before and u either have air getting in some where or needs to be bleed.
     
  5. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks for the replies...

    I filled the resevoir...all is well.

    I'm not sure if it's leaking or not...
    I've had the truck for 2 years, this is the first time I checked the level.:doah:
     
  6. dheavychevy38

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    my ranger does that no sign of any leak but i have had to fill it twice in 5 years of owning it
     

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