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    Driving through Shepparton today and "lost" the clutch. It just went to the floor.... Very light - I could sort of change gears, but very carefully. It has developed a late take-up over the last 3 weeks, but nothing like this. It came progressively (reasonably) good after another 150km - still not right, but could change gears.

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    Checked fluid and reservoir half full as normal. No obvious signs of leaking at slave or master cylinder.

    any suggestions please?

    cheers,
    Glenn and Tim

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    Assuming hydraulics are okay - a broken clutch fork?

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    It could also be the pushrod from the pedal to the master that has sheered through. I've had a couple go on me now!

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    The clutch slave cylinder and the end of the clutch fork are easily sighted under the car. They are attached where the gearbox attaches to the engine. Have someone operate the clutch pedal and see what moves under the car. If the cylinder rod does not move it is probably the cylinder seals that need replacing
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    Could be the master or slave cylinder cup if it came good again.
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    Could also be the fibre inserts getting ready to evacuate. I had a clutch on a Toyota do this, give a big sign when it refused to change into any gear, then finally it did.
    Later I almost got home, less than a hundred yards when it failed completely leaving the engine spinning but no transfer of power.
    When removed the fibre had all been stripped out of the clutchplate.
    So if you don't find fault with the master or the slave I'd say pull it out for a looksee.

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    thanks for all the thoughts. we'll have a look today....

    cheers, Glenn and Tim

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    I've had a broken clutch fork on my 505. Was replaced when I did the clutch then broke with same symptoms you mention, although very quickly on one 100km journey home. Good luck


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    Thanks to you all for the advice.
    It was a combination of a leaking slave cylinder (but we hadn't lost much fluid, so the seal can't have gone completely...) and a worn pedal push rod.

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    Another problem solved and with a minimal repair cost!

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    When you get that push rod welded up, you'll be amazed at the feel of the pedal...like new.

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