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    1. 03-19-2017 12:53 PM #1
      Was driving like a month ago and the pedal got stuck down when shifting. It stayed down and won't come back up unless I open the bleeder nipple and pull it up. I believe the clutch is ever so slightly engaged. The brake fluid was pretty nasty. I don't believe there is a leak anywhere. Any chance it's just the master?

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      03-19-2017 05:51 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by madmanmarz View Post
      Was driving like a month ago and the pedal got stuck down when shifting. It stayed down and won't come back up unless I open the bleeder nipple and pull it up. I believe the clutch is ever so slightly engaged. The brake fluid was pretty nasty. I don't believe there is a leak anywhere. Any chance it's just the master?
      Most likely your master cylinder, follow the lines if the show signs or fluid catching dirt. When you open thr bleeder valve did you let air go into the system? Just go for thr cheapesr way to check is to bleed the system with new fluid and go from there

    3. 03-19-2017 07:05 PM #3
      ok i'll bleed tomorrow and go from there, although i did bleed a bunch through the bleeder before and there wasn't any air. it was all very sudden too, clutch seemed very normal and smooth up to the point it seized.

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      03-20-2017 12:02 AM #4
      Yeah if its just a random id rather recommend the cheapest solution instead of telling to change the slave or master cylinder

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      03-20-2017 01:29 AM #5
      Just had the same thing happen to me last month. Was the slave cylinder. I have one for sale if you want to get one. PM for pictures.


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    6. 03-20-2017 08:47 PM #6
      I guess what I'll do is flush the fluid and then remove the outlet hose on the master and see if it pumps like that, if it does that must mean the slave or bearing is seized up in the tranny.

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