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996TurboUK

Clutch accumulator replaced, but...

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Replaced clutch accumulator, symptoms were typical, stiff clutch before engine started.

 

Anyway, nothing has changed with the new one!

 

Must add: First start-up. I.e. I started it up, tested the clutch, let the car run for around 10 mins (cos that's what I do..!) then off for around 3hrs. Returned to car, clutch stiff immediately (first pump).

 

Accu replacement was straightforward, literally half a dozen drops of fluid were lost, and because I read so on several posts, I did not even bleed.

 

Am suspecting that I may need to allow time / a bit of use for the accu to fill with fluid, but just guessing.

 

Any ideas?

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To echo Loren's Q's...many folks that replace the accumulator also do the slave...perhaps because you are already in there or their failures are somewhat correlated.  I would think regardless you should bleed the system...a little air is bad!

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Hi Loren, WRoss,

 

I guessed the accu was bad because the clutch works fine, just that the assistance is lost when the engine is off, which is what I imagine the accu is for.

 

So I did not replace the slave, it looks like a pig to get to so I would put it off if possible! Perhaps within the next year I will drop the engine and do all the must-dos and would replace it then.

 

I did not bleed because several posters said they did not find it necessary and I lost only drops of fluid, and they seem to have had a positive result. I don't really see how the accu can be bled because there seems to be no throughflow anyway? Perhaps I am impatient, I only started it up, let it run, then turned it off, perhaps it will be OK after a bit of usage?

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I believe you will bleed it thru the clutch slave cylinder.   Try bleeding and see if it helps.

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