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thehairs1970
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 18:04    Post subject: Is my clutch hydraulic? Reply with quote

I have a 1995 V6 LWB vitara, imported from Japan. My clutch has very little give in it and when first starting the vehicle is hard to get in gear. I thought I'd adjust the clutch cable but my arrangement looks nothing like the one in the Haynes manual I have for the 1.6 etc. The pedal appears to operate a piston that exits throught the bulkhead. On the other side of the bulkhead, in line I think, is a small fluid bottle that is empty. Is this a clutch fluid bottle? Help!!! Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 18:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the site, the brake fluid usually operates the clutch too - if the bottle's empty you'd have brake problems too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 18:24    Post subject: Clutch Reply with quote

Its not brake fluid. That's in a different reservoir.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 18:30    Post subject: Re: Clutch Reply with quote

thehairs1970 wrote:
Its not brake fluid. That's in a different reservoir.

Martyn


Opps, it was in my Landy - simplicity (should I say that!). Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 19:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes thats your clutch master cyulinder.

top it up and bleed it through then look for leaks as youve obviously lost the fluid somewhere.

if youre not sure, it shouldnt cost much to get diagnosed and sorted or speak to one of the guys on here if theyre local to you, maybe someone would be good enough to teach you how to do it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:10    Post subject: clutch Reply with quote

JUst to clarify. On the firewall is a large black circular object with a fluid reservoir attached, I presume this is the master brake cylinder/servo. The one I'm talking about is much smaller, inboard of that. Also what DOT fluid do I need. (handbooks in japanese)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:46    Post subject: Re: clutch Reply with quote

thehairs1970 wrote:
JUst to clarify. On the firewall is a large black circular object with a fluid reservoir attached, I presume this is the master brake cylinder/servo. The one I'm talking about is much smaller, inboard of that. Also what DOT fluid do I need. (handbooks in japanese)



Clutch slave cylinder reservoir, DOT 3.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 19:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

use DOT4 brake/clutch fluid

its cheaper and fully compatible
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