DROPPED CLUTCH PEDAL

  • Tiny
  • ChrisBrecht
  • 1999 Isuzu Rodeo
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • manual
  • 170,000 miles

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I have a 99 Isuzu Rodeo. Manual Trans 4WD.

My clutch pedal dropped to the floor. Just before this happened, (in first gear) I accelerated. It did feel like the car was slipping. To the degree that it was peeling out at 2 miles an hour. The RPMs however never got too high.

This rodeo has a hydraulic pedal not a clutch cable. Does the hydraulic component not work if the transmission fluid is empty? Would the pedal drop if I just ran out of fluid?

I am about to check my transmission fluid level.

or

Does this sound like a complete blown clutch? If so, I will have to take it into the shop rather than fix it myself because I cannot drop a transmission.

Clutch or Hydraulic Pedal. I'm asking because I have replaced a Clutch Cable before. Can I replace only the hydraulic pedal without dropping the transmission?

thx
chris brecht
austin, tx

Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 10:24 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

Check the clutch master cylinder and slave-start here if okay replace the clutch assembly

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Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 10:33 PM
  • Tiny
  • ChrisBrecht
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So how do I know if my clutch master cylinder and slave are bad. Is there a trick before I just go ahead and replace them?

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 AT 3:04 AM
  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Do you have a leak within the hydraulic-if not try bleeding it-

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 AT 3:22 AM
  • Tiny
  • ChrisBrecht
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I'm out of the garage now. All I have right now is a clutch pedal that is on the floor.

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 AT 3:41 AM
  • Tiny
  • rivermikerat
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Most likely this is a return spring in the clutch master cylinder. Also check the return spring on the pedal under the dash.

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 AT 4:21 AM

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