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    Thread: Corrado stranded in grants pass..clutch slave I think

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      08-02-2012 01:47 AM #1
      So...just pulled of the highway 2 hours from home after a 3 hour drive@ 80mph. Down shifted to slow go the ramp, clutch goes to floor. I'm able to shift 2-5 but starting in 1st is tough...have try to pump it, but there is only like 1/2 inch play...

      Looks like / smells like brake fluid dripping from bell housing, all other lines and around clutch slave are dry. Brake reservoir is lower, but not yet below 'low'

      Should this be an ready slave replacement & bleed??? I'm in grants pass, Oregon in the of chance anyone with tools is from around here....

      When the clutch cylinder goes out, does it leak inside the bell housing like that?

      I can get a company motel tonight...I'll check back often and see about fixing it in the morning...
      kev sarg 18 AT Yahoo DOT com if anyone can help in town

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      08-02-2012 04:31 AM #2
      I said screw it and drove home. Only had to time a few stop lights so I could roll through without stopping. The rest was pretty easy clutch-less shifting as needed for 2 hours.

      guess i can easily test the clutch master & slave tomorrow now that it's home.

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      08-02-2012 12:09 PM #3
      Similar thing happened to me with my corrado i had a few years ago. Clutch went to the floor when pulling up to the US/CAN border by Vancouver going south. Border partrol pushed me across the border. I had to start it in first and shift without a clutch. Luckily I found a shop in Bellingham that I could leave it with but it was a pain having to drive back up from Tacoma to pick it up.

      Glad you made it!
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      08-02-2012 03:50 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by kevwithoutacorrado View Post
      So...just pulled of the highway 2 hours from home after a 3 hour drive@ 80mph. Down shifted to slow go the ramp, clutch goes to floor. I'm able to shift 2-5 but starting in 1st is tough...have try to pump it, but there is only like 1/2 inch play...

      Looks like / smells like brake fluid dripping from bell housing, all other lines and around clutch slave are dry. Brake reservoir is lower, but not yet below 'low'

      Should this be an ready slave replacement & bleed??? I'm in grants pass, Oregon in the of chance anyone with tools is from around here....

      When the clutch cylinder goes out, does it leak inside the bell housing like that?

      I can get a company motel tonight...I'll check back often and see about fixing it in the morning...
      kev sarg 18 AT Yahoo DOT com if anyone can help in town
      A fairly common problem and simple fix provided you can get to the slave cylinder. It is held on the bell housing with two bolts. The seal around the pushrod usually goes bad and brake fluid leaks into the bell housing. I forget which gets bled first (slave then master) or the other way? You'll be spending some quality time under the hood of your Corrado for sure. Good Luck

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      08-05-2012 01:03 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by kevwithoutacorrado View Post
      I said screw it and drove home. Only had to time a few stop lights so I could roll through without stopping. The rest was pretty easy clutch-less shifting as needed for 2 hours.

      guess i can easily test the clutch master & slave tomorrow now that it's home.
      I've done this more than once...

      Turn car off, put into first gear, start up car, vroom!!!

      Throttle match in-between gears, and all is usually pretty smooth.

      Glad you made it home.
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