93 SE clutch problem.


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93 SE clutch problem.

Postby vtxcandyred » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:24 am



I won't even bother trying to look this up. With the bleeder open and pull the clutch no increase in the flow. Master or slave cylinder? Alls full.



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Re: 93 SE clutch problem.

Postby Mh434 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:10 pm

Sorry, your question is confusing me - bleeder open, and no increase in flow, to...where? If I'm guessing correctly, you're saying that with the slave bleeder open, activating the clutch lever produces no fluid output at the slave?

If that is, indeed, the case, it would likely be the master that's the problem. A bad seal will allow the fluid to bypass (flowing from front to back inside the master, rather than down the line to the slave) and can cause this symptom. Alternatively, if the bleeder has crud in it, it may not be letting any fluid out. I've seen that happen, too.

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Re: 93 SE clutch problem.

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:45 pm

I just recently read a post regarding a plugged up bleeder on a brake caliper. The guy removed it, cleaned it out with a wire, and was good to go. However, I suspect that if the bleeder is that screwed up, there is a load of crud inside the slave cylinder that needs to be addressed. Also, if it is a plugged bleeder, the clutch handle should be 'normally' tight when you pull it, as the master cylinder would behave like the clutch bleeder is simply closed. As I recall, if the small hole under the little metal plate in the master is clogged, you might have a similar symptom. I believe that hole is the one that provides fluid to the master when you release the lever. Plugged hole means no fluid into the piston mechanism of the master, so no bleeding past the first pull of the lever.

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Re: 93 SE clutch problem.

Postby Mh434 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:24 pm

To check the bleeder, remove it completely (this will, of course, require full bleeding of the system), and see if there's flow then.

If not, take a look at the master. From what I've read, they seem to be the more frequent cause of clutch problems, and they're easier to get at & work on than the slave. Rebuild kits are cheap & pretty easy to do.

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Re: 93 SE clutch problem.

Postby vtxcandyred » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:18 am

Well it just needed bled. I have NO idea where the old fluid went over the winter time. I had planned on changing it anyway so now it is. Thanks all!!!!

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Re: 93 SE clutch problem.

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:11 am

vtxcandyred wrote:Well it just needed bled. I have NO idea where the old fluid went over the winter time. I had planned on changing it anyway so now it is. Thanks all!!!!


If clutch fluid is disappearing with no evident leaks, there's a good chance that you need to a) rebuild your slave cylinder, and b) change your engine oil. When the clutch slave cylinder starts to leak, it can leak directly into the engine crankcase, where it will contaminate engine bearings - which can cause catastrophic engine failure.




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