clutch advice needed

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clutch advice needed
« on: June 28, 2017, 03:45:22 PM »
HI GANG
2000 GV , V6, 5spd,117,000kms
a couple things
- need the rubber bellows that covers the clutch arm outside the clutch housing - where would I get a new one??

- I just bought the rig, clutch does not disengage until the clutch pedal is on the floor.( and then it just barely disengages)
I have not bled the clutch hydraulics yet, no sign of leaks anywhere.
pedal free travel,etc are in spec.

ideas on what may need to be done to get the clutch engaging sooner?????

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Re: clutch advice needed
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 04:44:15 PM »
I found out the GM part # for the rubber boot is 91177216 but has been discontinued.
if I knew what transmission is used in this vitara perhaps I could find out if it is used in any other cars and get a part for that model????????????

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Re: clutch advice needed
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 05:50:53 PM »
For the boot try suzukicarparts.com - #23268-50F01 - for the engagement issue, it's time to replace the clutch assembly, this is a "self adjusting" hydraulic deal and as the linings wear, the engagement point gets closer and closer to the floor - whilst you're replacing the clutch it's a good idea to get a new clutch fork (#23211-85F01), they have a tendency to wear and crack at the pivot.
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Re: clutch advice needed
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 08:07:39 AM »
thanks for the info
so I gather from what you said that there is no adjustment that can be done on the clutch and once the pedal is on the floor the clutch is worn out???

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Re: clutch advice needed
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 12:22:19 PM »
That's pretty much it - there is no adjustment and once the free travel is correct, if the engagement point is down to the floor, the clutch is most likely worn out.
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Re: clutch advice needed
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 08:11:09 AM »
You can try bleeding before you replace the clutch, it can't hurt. I just replaced the clutch and master in mine because of the symptoms you are describing, but it still had a similar issue after the fact. The clutch was worn down, but not quite all the way to the rivets. Turns out, the bleeder screw itself was bad and even though it was tightened it wasn't offering enough of a seal, probably letting a little air in. Replaced the bleeder, rebled the system, and all is well.
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Re: clutch advice needed
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2017, 07:17:20 AM »
any more ideas out there on my clutch??
Thanks gang for the ideas/info so far!!!

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Re: clutch advice needed
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2017, 08:26:37 AM »
By all means bleed it first, but in my experience, air in the system will result in longer pedal free travel - you don't feel the resistance of the clutch until you've compressed whatever air is in the system enough to start compressing the diaphragm spring.
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