I would guess that you would best contact a Seminole witch doctor. When you
live up there in Tallahassee, FL what do you expect.
From: Jody007@aol.com <Jody007@aol.com>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Monday, July 13, 1998 3:42 PM
Subject: CLUTCH HELP/HELL
>With all the expert mechanics out there in team.net land, someone must
>have an answer for why the clutch on my '74 TR-6 is acting the way it is.
>If you have any ideas, please let them be known (selling the car and
>getting a Honda is not an option).
>I personally of never heard of anything like this:
>I have a fairly new clutch master and clutch slave cylinder. Since I
>installed both, the clutch works perfectly on level ground, slight
>uphill inclines, and downhill inclines, but heading uphill on fairly
>steep grades, I loose all clutch pressure - the clutch pedal goes to the
>floor. For instance if I'm travelling up a steep hill with a stoplight at
>the top and I must come to a complete stop, I will put the car in neutral.
>When the light turns green, I attempt to put the car in gear, but I get no
>clutch pressure at all. I try pumping the clutch to build up pressure,
>but with no results. I sit helplessly until all the cars pass and I can
>roll the car back to level ground at which time, on queue, I get all the
>clutch pressure back and everything works normally. It has been this way
>for about a month. The clutch works perfectly at all other times. Its a
>good thing I live in Florida where its relatively flat.
>Here is what I've done so far:
>My first thought was that I may just have air in the system somewhere,
>since I just installed the new Girling master and Lockheed slave, so I
>That didn't work. OK, so maybe I have a leak? But the fluid level is
>constant and no leaks are evident anywhere. Maybe its just a trapped air
>bubble somewhere? Since I only loose pressure uphill, I jacked the front
>of the car up as high as I could get it and then bled the system (this
>last one was purely an act of desperation). This didn't work.
>I thought I must be passing fluid back into the reservior. Even though
>new, maybe I had a bad seal somewhere. I installed a clutch master repair
>kit, checked the spring length on the plunger and cleaned everything out
>very well. Put it all back together but no luck. I still have the
>Identical problem as before.
>Has this ever happened to anyone? Or does anyone have an idea for why this
>is happening? if so, please email me at email@example.com. Thanks.