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Old 04-18-2017, 07:02 AM   #1
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New clutch help

Any body know whats wrong. I put a new clutch in my 98 boxster. I works great but the more i dive it the clutch pedal gets low to the floor. To the point i have the reach down and pull it back up. I put a new slave in. Do you think it just needs a better bleed or is the clutch master bad. Thanks for any input. G
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:23 AM   #2
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Bleed, but expect to replace the master soon-ish. It's a simple closed system and the pedal sticking down isn't a good sign.
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Ok thanks for the reply.
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Bleed, but expect to replace the master soon-ish. It's a simple closed system and the pedal sticking down isn't a good sign.
I bought a new master today. Will give it a try. Thanks
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A spongy feel to the clutch pedal, grinding of gears when shifting, long pedal travel, and hydraulic leaks under the car are all signs that one or more components of the system have failed. If bleeding doesn't work, you're on the right track. We have a great article on the master & slave cylinder replacement that has some great info here: Porsche Boxster Clutch Hydraulics Overhaul (Master Cylinder & Slave Cylinder Replacement) - 986 / 987 (1997-08) - Pelican Parts Technical Article.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:12 PM   #7
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Was your pedal pressed and held down when you bled the clutch? It should be.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:33 AM   #8
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Bench bleed the new master before you install it.
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