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anthonycocca

Low Friction Point - Clutch Pedal Grabs Immediately with Tough Shiftin

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2007 Carrera 4S with 32k miles.

Normally, the clutch grabs ("grabs=friction point") at about halfway from the floor.  Just the other day, for the first time, the clutch grabbed only about 2 inches from the floor and it's very difficult to shift into 1st and reverse from a stop.  It's been doing this ever since.  I have searched the forums for a similar issue and it sounds like the clutch.  However, I can't seem to find anyone who's clutch grabs so low.......the clutch engages almost immediately when you start to release your foot off the clutch pedal.

Anybody else have this issue?  Air in the line?  Slave cylinder?

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2007 Carrera 4S with 32k miles.

Normally, the clutch grabs ("grabs=friction point") at about halfway from the floor.  Just the other day, for the first time, the clutch grabbed only about 2 inches from the floor and it's very difficult to shift into 1st and reverse from a stop.  It's been doing this ever since.  I have searched the forums for a similar issue and it sounds like the clutch.  However, I can't seem to find anyone who's clutch grabs so low.......the clutch engages almost immediately when you start to release your foot off the clutch pedal.

Anybody else have this issue?  Air in the line?  Slave cylinder?

 

Because of your low mileage, I would first bleed and evaluate the slave cylinder.

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2007 Carrera 4S with 32k miles.

Normally, the clutch grabs ("grabs=friction point") at about halfway from the floor.  Just the other day, for the first time, the clutch grabbed only about 2 inches from the floor and it's very difficult to shift into 1st and reverse from a stop.  It's been doing this ever since.  I have searched the forums for a similar issue and it sounds like the clutch.  However, I can't seem to find anyone who's clutch grabs so low.......the clutch engages almost immediately when you start to release your foot off the clutch pedal.

Anybody else have this issue?  Air in the line?  Slave cylinder?

 

Because of your low mileage, I would first bleed and evaluate the slave cylinder.

 

How?

Thread, topic, video you recommend?  Thx.

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2007 Carrera 4S with 32k miles.

Normally, the clutch grabs ("grabs=friction point") at about halfway from the floor.  Just the other day, for the first time, the clutch grabbed only about 2 inches from the floor and it's very difficult to shift into 1st and reverse from a stop.  It's been doing this ever since.  I have searched the forums for a similar issue and it sounds like the clutch.  However, I can't seem to find anyone who's clutch grabs so low.......the clutch engages almost immediately when you start to release your foot off the clutch pedal.

Anybody else have this issue?  Air in the line?  Slave cylinder?

 

Because of your low mileage, I would first bleed and evaluate the slave cylinder.

 

How?

Thread, topic, video you recommend?  Thx.

 

 

There is an extensive thread on the subject: http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/7064-brakeclutch-fluid-change-and-bleeding-instructions/page-1?hl=+bleeding +clutch +slave  Normally, most people bleed the clutch slave as part of the brake hydraulic system flush, which should be done at least every two years, sooner if the car is tracked.  Both the clutch and brakes share a common hydraulic reservoir in these cars, so it is a great time to flush and bleed both systems if yours has not been done in a while, or if you do not know when it was done last.  Not flushing these systems regularly can allow air to build up in the system as moisture collects in the fluid.  IF that moisture is not removed, it can actually boil, leading to spongy brake and clutch pedals.  The moisture is also absolute corrosive Hell on some very expensive component's in the systems.

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2007 Carrera 4S with 32k miles.

Normally, the clutch grabs ("grabs=friction point") at about halfway from the floor.  Just the other day, for the first time, the clutch grabbed only about 2 inches from the floor and it's very difficult to shift into 1st and reverse from a stop.  It's been doing this ever since.  I have searched the forums for a similar issue and it sounds like the clutch.  However, I can't seem to find anyone who's clutch grabs so low.......the clutch engages almost immediately when you start to release your foot off the clutch pedal.

Anybody else have this issue?  Air in the line?  Slave cylinder?

 

Because of your low mileage, I would first bleed and evaluate the slave cylinder.

 

How?

Thread, topic, video you recommend?  Thx.

 

 

There is an extensive thread on the subject: http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/7064-brakeclutch-fluid-change-and-bleeding-instructions/page-1?hl=+bleeding +clutch +slave  Normally, most people bleed the clutch slave as part of the brake hydraulic system flush, which should be done at least every two years, sooner if the car is tracked.  Both the clutch and brakes share a common hydraulic reservoir in these cars, so it is a great time to flush and bleed both systems if yours has not been done in a while, or if you do not know when it was done last.  Not flushing these systems regularly can allow air to build up in the system as moisture collects in the fluid.  IF that moisture is not removed, it can actually boil, leading to spongy brake and clutch pedals.  The moisture is also absolute corrosive Hell on some very expensive component's in the systems.

 

Thank You!!!  Will do asap......

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