Mechanics

SHUDDERS ON TAKE OFF IN REVERSE AND 1ST GEARS

1981 Mercedes Benz 240d • 100,000 miles

Our "old lady" is in pristine condition but recently developed a problem when the master cylinder went and had to be replaced. Unfortunately the car now shudders on take off in reverse and 1st gears.
When depressing the clutch it feels "soft" as it nears the floor board.
Can you help?
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Litty
March 7, 2012.



Brake master or clutch master?

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 7, 2012.
First of all the brake master was replaced and then the clutch master about 3 weeks later.

Tiny
Litty
Mar 7, 2012.
Sounds like clutch might have gotten contaminated or disc pressure plate is going out.

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 7, 2012.
Thanks for your advice, but what does "contaminated" mean?

Tiny
Litty
Mar 7, 2012.
Usually oil/grease or other auto fluid even anti freeze.

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 7, 2012.
If it is contaimated what is the remedy?

Tiny
Litty
Mar 7, 2012.