SHUDDERS ON TAKE OFF IN REVERSE AND 1ST GEARS

  • Tiny
  • Litty
  • 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.
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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 6:06 AM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Brake master or clutch master?

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 6:24 AM
  • Tiny
  • Litty
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First of all the brake master was replaced and then the clutch master about 3 weeks later.

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 7:33 AM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Sounds like clutch might have gotten contaminated or disc pressure plate is going out.

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 4:38 PM
  • Tiny
  • Litty
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Thanks for your advice, but what does "contaminated" mean?

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 5:02 PM
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  • fixitmr
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Usually oil/grease or other auto fluid even anti freeze.

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 6:37 PM
  • Tiny
  • Litty
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If it is contaimated what is the remedy?

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 6:56 PM

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