Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryville, TN
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Well since I went through this same thing about two months ago, I'll break the bad news to you. You can check around where the master cylinder attaches at the firewall for fluid leaks, which is a sure sign it's bad. Otherwise, I'd go ahead and replace it anyway since it's your cheapest fix as of right now. But it very well could be your clutch disc going bad..not because it's worn down, but because one of the springs is falling out (as long as it's a sprung clutch). I had the exact same problem as you and changed the master cylinder, slave cylinder, bled the system numerous times, and replaced the tranny fluid. But it all came down to having to drop the tranny and replace the clutch (when I took the old clutch disc out, two pieces were actually broken off the clutch and two springs were coming out). Good luck, and hopefully it turns out to be the master cylinder.
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