Mechanics

CHEVY CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER

1991 Chevrolet Camaro

Transmission problem
1991 Chevy Camaro V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual

i own a 91 camaro rs, originally a lo3 5.0 TBI 5-speed. I did an engine swamp so is now a 5.7 2 bolt main 350 from a 73 truck. Im down to getting the car moving but I cut the clutch master cylinder hard line when I was doing the swamp. I replaced it, but when I tried to press the pedal the slave cylinder began to leak. I replaced it with a new cylinder but this time the push rod on the clutch master cylinder bent. I have warranty on it so I went an got it replaced, and re installed it. I had a friend come over who has done mechanic work in the past to bleed it for me. We filled the resivor an began with the process when again the push rod bent and snapped in the same point or close to the last one. The push rod lined up and pivoted fine on the pedal assembly and was flat against the fire wall so im not sure what the problem is. Any ideas? I have a new slave cylinder and a performance clutch in it, so I dont know if that makes any difference.
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AZcamaro91
October 25, 2010.



If it's snapping the rod, wither the clutch is to strong for the stock setup or it's installed incorrectly and causing it. This really needs ot be physically looked at.

Hmac300
Oct 27, 2010.
Thanks, ive got it goin. It was the pivot ball out of the bellhousing not pushing the cylinder in, it was extended so wen I forced fluid by pressing the pedal the master cylinder would break. Another little clutch issue I have, after a couple days of driving, wen im slowing down, lets say im in 2nd, if I push the clutch to pull out the gear but I dont pull the gear out just have the clutch in it makes a grinding noise. My guess, my resivor cap is cracked almost al the way around so it doesnt realy seal. Could it be low fluid in the resivor from spilling when I turn or should I try rebleeding the system? Thanks for the help, I have another issue ill post on another subject

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AZcamaro91
Nov 6, 2010.
You could try bleeding the system for better results, but if there is aleak it has to be fixed. Also if your pivot ball came out then that hast to be checked again as wellas checking for a bent release arm. If it's grinding then it sounds as if the clutch isn't working so check everything once again. Release arms will bend and willgive you the same problem as a bad clutch.

Hmac300
Nov 6, 2010.