Houston, I've got a problem with my clutch!

Engine & Drivetrain

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OldieZ
Newbie
#1

Hi all,


I recently got a 1987 Cutlass, and seem to have a problem with clutch (it's 1977, with 4-speed manual transmission). Anyways, everything seems to be fine, but sometimes the clutch pedal itself gets stuck. Or, on the other hand, sometimes feels like 'loose'. I believe,the problem is about the pedal, as I said, my Olds is quite aged and its condition is so-so. Wanted to ask you guys, what would you recommend to check on first? This vehicle is new to me, so hope you with y'all experience will point out the major things I should consider.


Appreciate your time and help!

Thank you

allyolds68
Beginner
#2
OldieZ wrote:

Hi all,


I recently got a 1987 Cutlass, and seem to have a problem with clutch (it's 1977, with 4-speed manual transmission). Anyways, everything seems to be fine, but sometimes the clutch pedal itself gets stuck. Or, on the other hand, sometimes feels like 'loose'. I believe,the problem is about the pedal, as I said, my Olds is quite aged and its condition is so-so. Wanted to ask you guys, what would you recommend to check on first? This vehicle is new to me, so hope you with y'all experience will point out the major things I should consider.


Appreciate your time and help!

Thank you

My clutch fork slipped off the ball stud and the clutch was sloppy as hell and it would click as I was depressing it and catch on the return. I'm surprised it worked at all without jamming. You should be able to remove the inspection plate and see it if this isthe problem. I wasable to slip it back over the stud and haven't had a problem since. My guess is when I replaced the clutch,the week or so before, I knocked it off when I was reinstalling the tranny.


No matter what if you get the car up in the air and have a friend depress the clutch you should be able to see what's going on.

OldieZ
Newbie
#3

Thanks man, will definitely do! A friend of mine will help me out with with the repair this weekend, so hopefully we'll fix it.

OldieZ
Newbie
#4

Just a quick update on my Cutlass. This appears to be a worn clutch master cylinder. So apparently did not manage to fix anything, as I've ordered a new piece this weekend (https://www.carid.com/clutch-master-cylinders/), and am waiting for it to arrive to do the repair. Now am checking on the instructions on how to replace this cylinder and what else I need to do so.

Joffroi
Administrator
#5
OldieZ wrote:

Just a quick update on my Cutlass. This appears to be a worn clutch master cylinder. So apparently did not manage to fix anything, as I've ordered a new piece this weekend (https://www.carid.com/clutch-master-cylinders/), and am waiting for it to arrive to do the repair. Now am checking on the instructions on how to replace this cylinder and what else I need to do so.

How did everything go? Did a new clutch master cylinder end up doing the trick?

OldieZ
Newbie
#6

Hey man, glad you asked.

Yeap, me and my friend managed to fix my Cutlass. And now everything's fine! I appreciate your help guys and am glad that I came across yall's forum.

Cheers!

Joffroi
Administrator
#7

Thats great to hear. How was the processes on replacing the part? Was that all you needed to do?

OldieZ
Newbie
#8

Yeap, getting only the clutch master cylinder replaced did it. But it took us the whole day to determine what goes where... Hoping the new one will last, as I got the non-OE piece in, and haven't got any experience with this one yet.... Anyways, we'll see..

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