2003 Jaguar X-Type Clutch travel

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TEDDY1177
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  • 2003 JAGUAR X-TYPE
  • 2.5L
  • V6
  • AWD
  • MANUAL
  • 96,000 MILES
I just bought this car and the clutch travel was very short but still worked fine. I found that the clutch master cylinder was leaking fluid so I replaced the clutch master cylinder and I now have to much travel. Before I replaced the cylinder the clutch would start grabbing almost right off the floor. After replacing the cylinder it now starts grabbing about much closer to the top. I did not bleed the slave cylinder after the install as it seemed to be ok. Could air in the slave cylinder or line cause this problem? Is there a clutch cable that can be adjusted to decrease the clutch travel? It shifts fine with only 1/2 the travel it now has. I have also noticed that now it does not want to stay in 3rd gear if you depress the clutch all the way down. If you only press the clutch down 1/2 to 3/4 of the way it stays in 3rd gear fine. I would greatly appreciate your expertise in this matter. Thank you in advance.
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Friday, November 22nd, 2013 AT 12:35 PM

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SATURNTECH9
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So you didn't have pressure on the clutch pedal from the top of travel to the floor before you changed the master ad now you do?If that's the case that's why the clutch engage right off the floor before the master change. You may have worn clutch disc that requires you let out the clutch pedal further then normal to engage the clutch. When the slave was barely working before it wasn't pushing the pressure plate in as far as it is now. That's why you have to let the pedal up further for it to engage.
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Friday, November 22nd, 2013 AT 12:51 PM
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I had pressure before the change, it was that the peddle would go about 1/2 the way to the floor before it would engage the clutch and it was leaking fluid quite bad. Since I did not bleed the system could air in the system cause some of this problem? Also it stayed in 3rd gear fine before the change and now if I depress the clutch all the way to the floor it slips out of 3rd if I only depress the clutch 1/2 the way to the floor it stays in gear fine. Is their any way I can reduce the travel? Does this car have a cable that can be adjusted? Thanks!
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Friday, November 22nd, 2013 AT 1:10 PM
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There is no adjustment its all hose to the slave that moves the slave and the pressure plate. The way it was before with clutch pedal dropping 1/2 without getting pressure means the clutch wasn't fully releasing before. So now the clutch is fully releasing if there was air in the system you would have a soft pedal not a full pedal like you had before etc. Maybe you have a shift cable shifter or linkage issue. No matter how much the clutch moves it shouldnt pop out of third. All that happens when you push the clutch in is the engine no longer applies power to the input shaft of the transmission. Has nothing to do with the gears staying engaged.
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Friday, November 22nd, 2013 AT 1:34 PM

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