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Old 06-08-2015, 01:30 PM
 
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mine alternates between full pedal and also only 2 inches of pedal. i slowly slowly leak fluid and replace a very minimal amount every couple of weeks. I don't want to do the full cluctch. Could the pedal bushings cause this?
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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mine alternates between full pedal and also only 2 inches of pedal. i slowly slowly leak fluid and replace a very minimal amount every couple of weeks. I don't want to do the full cluctch. Could the pedal bushings cause this?
a slow hydraulic leak can be either or both the master and clutch slave cylinders.

You'll need to clean them up and keep a close eye for any sign of fluid seep around them

The pedal bushings are a separate issue. Fix the hydraulics first, be sure that there's good bushing between the pedal arm and the clutch master rod, and then check the free play of the clutch pedal shaft.
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:12 PM
 
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mine alternates between full pedal and also only 2 inches of pedal. i slowly slowly leak fluid and replace a very minimal amount every couple of weeks. I don't want to do the full cluctch. Could the pedal bushings cause this?
Make, model and year, plus a clear-eyed assessment of condition would help us here.

FWIW, if neither has been replaced in the life of the vehicle, *usually* the slave cylinder is the leaker. Usually.

You want to take care of this problem now while it's small and relatively cheap/easy fix. If you keep on driving and adding fluid, you may come to a point where the leak gets worse suddenly and you need a tow home.

If you will bleed some fluid through the system, so the fluid stays clear and clean, relatively dry, that will generally make the hydraulics last longer. Well-cared-for systems can last decades.

Unlikely that this has any effect on the clutch friction disc and pressure plate, but when that finally needs replacing, you have to do it regardless if you want to or not, either that or find another car to drive.
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:18 PM
 
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Just had the same experience this am. 145,000 miles. Guess it was time for a new clutch and cylinder. $1500.
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:22 PM
 
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Check the fluid in the reservoir. If it's still full you don't have a leak. The problem could be a broken clutch fork.
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:59 PM
 
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I have a 95 Ford f150 the problem I am having is a new clutch pressure plate. The problem I am having is I push the pedal in and it feals normal, but doesn't go into any gears. Can someone please help me.
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Old Today, 05:52 PM
 
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I have a 1999 Ford F-150,My problem is when I push in the clutch it goes all the way to the floor with the feeling of no pressure at all and cannot get it out of neutral into any gear! I just don't want to take it to a garage and get ripped off,I have had some friends say it appears to be the slave cylinder and much easier to fix than the clutch and would probably run $100-$150 where a clutch will run me at least $600.00. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
You probably have a cracked clutch fork. In 99 they were prone to cracking.

Find a empty parking lot and try to take off in a higher heat like 3rd great. If it slips you need a clutch. It should take a while to get going but it should be moving even if itís slow from a dead stop.there should be no slippage
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