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Old 12-07-2013, 02:05 PM
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Hi all, first post, please be nice..... have learnt a lot from this forum.

I have an issue with the clutch in my GQ, I am not sure I understand how a clutch works, let me explain what I have experienced and let me know your thoughts.

The issue is the clutch at times wont engage. Jump in the pilot seat, could have driven it the previous day or left it idle for a month (not my daily), naturally the clutch is engaged when I get in, I let the clutch out to select a gear, then attempt to slowly let it back in to move off, basically the clutch seems to get stuck/stick. I can depress the clutch pedal again fully, and slowly let the clutch in but it still doesn't engage. Then eventually, the clutch will engage, like my foot has slipped from the pedal, wheels spin and off we go (with camping gear in all directions). Clutch operation from that time for the rest of the drive is fine.

It seems to happen either after the car is washed or after camping out in the cold, cold enough for the car to be covered in a little ice. Hence I think it may be water (and dare I say rust) related?

Keen for you guys to let me know your thoughts, mechanically I am not sure what is happening here, could some rust or water be preventing the clutch from engaging? Where can water get in? Have all breathers extended to engine bay, away from any moisture.

Any thoughts much appreciated.

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Old 12-07-2013, 05:52 PM
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Check fluid level and hoses for any leaks. I just replaced the hose down to the slave cylinder on mine, after noticing a wet spot and I was having trouble selecting gears.
Might need to be bled also. Easy enough.
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Get a helper to depress clutch pedal and watch from below what the fork/slave cylinder does.

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Also check if the clutch housing is not full of water (there is a plug, but to be honest it seems to go missing as I have never seen it)
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