08-18-2004, 12:07 PM
Help ! How should I fix a leak(s) from the hyrdaulic resevoir- I really can't see what is leaking. ( I replaced the original "pump to resevoir" hose, but I still lose fluid.
Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this would be much appreciated.
08-18-2004, 12:40 PM
If the clutch pedal sticks to the floor, chances are good that you have a bad clutch slave cylinder (or if the level dropped enough paired with a slight leak in that particular line, you have air in the line now).
The Central Hydraulic Fluid reservoir and pump is totally unrelated to the clutch.
08-18-2004, 03:10 PM
caused by bad clutch Master cylinder.
Under the carpet below the petal.
Search for old threads on replacing it.
08-18-2004, 04:13 PM
Alright ! thanx for the response cuatrokoop & tonyj !
bad clutch master or slave cylinder(s), and , or air in the system.
I will check it out !!!
So the hyrdraulic fluid is ONLY for for power steering ?
And I should check both Master and slave cylinders for the clutch.
Basically I have 2 separate issues, clutch and hydraulic fluid leak,
Pardon my ignorance, I don't have the bentley manual yet !
Thanx again for response !
08-18-2004, 04:53 PM
The two bad slaves I had caused DOT4 dissapearance (into bell housing, as the seal for the push-rod fails) and the pedal-on-the-floor problem. YMMV though. Replace both at the same time, as the other usually fails soon after the original culprit (age-related I guess?).
08-18-2004, 05:00 PM
The CHF is used to supply power ASSIST to the steering gear and in some cases the brake circuit (some cars have vacuum assisted brakes). Your brakes are still applied by plain old DOT4. The clutch circuit has no assist what so ever, just two hydraulic cylinders, master and slave, that use DOT4 from the brake fluid reservoir. The assist and service systems are totally seperate, no common working fluid/lines.
And yes, it sounds like you have two seperate issues, which need to be addressed. A good hydraulic shop can make new lines for you, reusing old ends. Much cheaper than dealer or aftermarket lines.
08-18-2004, 06:27 PM
Too Kool !! Thank you Sir !!!