Clutch lost all resistance/stopped working

Tiny
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  • 1992 MITSUBISHI 3000GT
  • 135 MILES
1992 mitsubishi 3000gt vr4. New clutch 1000 miles ago. Was driving and clutch lost all resistance/stopped working. I am unsure what happened. Master Cylinder? Clutch cable snapped?

1000 miles on new clutch and throw out bearing.

Was driving and clutch lost all resistance and now does nothing.
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 1:48 AM

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Tiny
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Sounds like bad hydralics clutch master/slave cylinder.
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 1:50 AM
Tiny
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Ok so I shouldn't be too worried about the clutch that I had them put in that isnt warrantied? (Because I brought it) Could improper install or improperly bleeding the clutch have caused this issue?
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 2:02 AM
Tiny
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Unless they removed a line from somewhere then wouldnt have bleed it. So the clutch is holding there just isnt pressure on the clutch pedal?
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 2:08 AM
Tiny
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Exactly
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 4:38 AM
Tiny
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Then your looking at the clutch master/slave cylinder.
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 5:04 AM
Tiny
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You nailed it! Slave cylinder. How much labor is usually involved in replacing this
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 2:18 AM
Tiny
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What size engine do you have? Are you thinking about replacing it yourself?
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 2:23 AM
Tiny
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3.0 twin turbo

The shop is going to do it otherwise I will have to pay for a tow anyway.

They are charging me $160
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 2:26 AM
Tiny
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With tow thats not bad.
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 3:33 AM
Tiny
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Well they put the slave cylinder in and told me that the clutch was destroyed as well. They claimed that the clutch pedal was rock hard and wouldn't engage. Im working on getting the warranty on the Stage 2 competition clutch while they tell me exactly what went wrong. Is this plausible?
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 5:06 PM
Tiny
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The slave cylinder failing would just not let the clutch release other then that I havent seen a clutch slave take out a clutch. Except when the slave was inside the clutch housing and also acted as the throw bearing. Have seen leak fluid into the pressure plate becoming rock hard and not releasing havent seen that. What kind of clutch was it?
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 5:29 PM
Tiny
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Stage 2 competition clutch
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 5:56 PM
Tiny
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Thats the brand?I had a stage 3 center force clutch in my 1992 chevy S-10 truck which I really liked.
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 7:22 PM
Tiny
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Yup. Shop calls me back and wants full labor cost to take it all apart and find out whats wrong. The owner calls again 20 min later and says that he is going to take off the slave cylinder and make sure that it isn't anything in the bell housing. We'll see how this turns out. I highly doubt the stage 2 clutch failed. It had been great up to that point
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 8:12 PM
Tiny
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Let me know what they say.
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Saturday, April 14th, 2012 AT 1:37 AM
Tiny
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They said that they are sure that it is something inside the bell housing and I will have to pay for the labor to see the clutch. Another $450. Not entirely sure what to make of everything at this point
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Saturday, April 14th, 2012 AT 3:10 AM
Tiny
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Me ethier I havent really seen a bad clutch slave cylinder break a clutch. Unless the clutch slave came apart and went into the clutch jambing it up from being released by the new clutch slave. Thats the only thing I can see that would make sense from what I have heard so far.
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Saturday, April 14th, 2012 AT 3:52 AM

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