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Eddy
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3/10/2002
09:15:32

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I have a 98 Dakota 5.2 w/5 speed manual,
the Clutch is hard to push in, the clutch disengages fine but is hard to push in,
It gets alittle better after driving awhile
what could be causing this?



Todd W
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3/10/2002
23:19:09

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These are hydralic clutchs, most likely. IE: Your clutch pedal really drives a large cylinder that pushs hydralic fluid into a smaller cylinder that is actually hooked to the clutch mechanism. Probally your either low on fluid, or have an air bubble.

Todd



Bubba
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8/27/2003
22:49:14

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We have a 97 Dodge Dakota recently changed the Master Clutch Cylinder & Slave Cylinder to no avail. Cannot change gears to 1st when it comes to a full stop.Have to shut the truck off then change to 1st. Garage says it's a bubble. But how do we get the bubble out?



Richard
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2/16/2004
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Howdy,
I have a 2002 Dak w/man-5 spd and my clutch master and slave has been replaced 3 times! Still my clutch becomes sticky and spongy after driving 10 miles. The longer you drive and the hotter the weather the worse it gets. The dealer tells me you can't bleed the clutch hydralic system 'cause dodge didn't make it so you could. The dealer can't (to date) fix the problem, I'm ready to lemon law them if they can't get it fixed.

Richard



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6/25/2004
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I have a 98 Dakota and I was about to get the master/slave cylinders replaced. I cant get it into first without turning my truck off. Is this a good idea? What else can I do to fix the clutch problem?



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11/22/2004
09:03:37

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2000 dak qc 5speed v6 i have got the same problem and its getting worse...at about 35000 miles i noticed at times its hard to put my trk- into gEAR ,THEN AS I DRIVE IT THROUGH THE DAY ITS BETTER.dealer couldnt duplicate problem so know at 39000 miles its my problem ,it seem like the clutch isnt fully disengaging cuase if i start it when in gear the trk- moves forward or rearward slightly ,ive noticed when i pull the reserv- caP fluid comes out like its overfilled ,im thinkin its a air in system issue ,can someone give me a heads up on how to bleed the system



Ryan K
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9/27/2010
19:50:23

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I have a 2000 dodge dakota 4.7 V8 5 speed. After
about 15 miles the clutch starts to squeak and the
more you drive the worse it gets until the clutch
starts to stick making smooth shifting impossible. I
have replaced the clutch and pressure plate and
still problem occurs. Has anyone had this problem?
or does anyone know what could be causing it?

Thanks
Ryan



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9/27/2010
20:04:25

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Did you change the throwout bearing also? Have you checked the fluid level in the clutch master cylinder?



carwhisperer
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6/10/2011
18:49:22

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Air in clutch system - bleed system and retest for faults.



95dodgedakota
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6/27/2011
21:16:29

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i just put new clutch kits in my dakota 5.2 v8 5speed and now i have no clutch at all , i checked everything , can i bleed the system somehow , it's my daily driver thanks Mike



kyle sizemore
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1/02/2012
22:49:19

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I am thinking about buying a 2000 dakota with a v8 its 4x4 4door has 158k on it but it does have a clutch problem he says he said he put the truck in 4x4 and was backing out of his drive way and when he went to push the clutch in it was stuck up so he forced it down and he said it made a crunch noise and the pedal went to the floor so now he can't get it out of gear or start it he only is asking 2500 so I guess my questions are what could this problem be and is this a good price for the truck with the work I'm gonna have to put into it hope to hear from some more knowledgeable people then me and thanks for all your help In advance




Bill168
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1/03/2012
06:36:14

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Well Kyle, this is my guess. The "crunch noise"
isn't a good sign. I see no reason the hydraulics
of the system would ever make such a noise. Unless
there was no fluid in the system, and the piston
in the master or slave cylinder was stuck due to
it being dry. Unless a line blew and that's what
he calls a crunch noise. "The pedal went to the
floor", which indicates something failed in either
the line that goes to the master/slave cylinder,
or failure of one of those cylinders. Either
should be fairly easy to replace with a modest set
of tools and mechanical ability. I looked up those
parts on Autozone's web site. The master cylinder
is $59.99, the slave cylinder is $99.99. So you
would be looking at $160 in parts if both failed.
I don't think it's likely both of those parts
failed, it possible, not likely. And it could just
be a line that runs between them. You need to look
under the hood and find the wet spot. If any of
those parts failed there should be one! Now for a
worse case scenario, the "crunch noise" was the
fingers on the pressure plate breaking. If that's
the case, there is now nothing to push the clutch
pedal back up. Which would explain "the pedal went
to the floor", situation. You would need to pull
the trans and change the clutch, pressure plate
and throwout bearing. That comes as a kit from
Autozone for $189.99, I think I would check the
master cylinder for the clutch pedal first. If
there is no fluid in it, look for the wet spot. If
it's full, then I would think it needs a clutch.
And no I don't work for Autozone, I just used
their website to give you a basic idea of what the
parts may cost. No matter where you are, or where
you get the parts (except a dealer of course), I
would think you would be in the + or - %15 of
those numbers. Is the truck a regular cab or club
cab? Looking on Autotrader's website for similar
vehicles, highest price was $7900, lowest price
was $3880, average price was $6190. To me $2500
seems to be a good deal. But I could do all the
work myself. In a worst case, where all the parts
were bad, I'd still only have $350 in parts and my
time into it. If you can't do any of the work
yourself, it may still be a good deal, if you have
a good honest mechanic you can trust. If your plan
was to take it to a dealer, then you may end up
having more into it than it's worth. I do all my
own work, so not sure on labor for a job like
this. But I would think parts & labor for a clutch
job, in my area at least, would be in the $600-
$800 range, at a non dealer shop. Hope that helps.



ed
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1/04/2012
20:36:56

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I just replaced my slave cylinder for my clutch and i have
pumped the clutch for at least 20 minutes what could be my
problem



ed
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1/04/2012
20:40:48

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What i meant to say was after 20 mins of pumping there is
still no pressure from the pedal and the fluid did not bleed
through



daddio
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1/05/2012
13:52:07

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Could be the Clutch Master Cylinder that is bad.



Daniel
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2/19/2012
15:22:52

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I have a 94 Dodge Dakota and when I was coming home from work i tried to change gears and the clutch became really hard. It would not change to the other gear. Could it be the throw out bearing? If not what could it be? It also started making a really loud squealing sound.



Curly
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2/19/2012
22:08:35

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I would suspect the throw out bearing also.



lynda
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9/13/2012
21:54:23

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I just got my truck a new clutch put in, clutch kit. The throw
out bearing pretty much was gone. My clutch pedal prior to
repairs had a lot of tension, now its so easy,easy. I am
thinking they didn't bleed it correctly???? I bought it with
52000 miles, now 169000, the whole time this ctch pedal
was very tight/tension. Any thoughts?



ryan
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3/18/2013
21:01:45

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i have a 2002 daodge dakota 4.7 L 5 spd manual i was driving on the freeway and had to down shift when i did i went to shift into the next gear and it did nothing it right into gear with ease but when i excelerated it wouldnt go but my rpms would go up so i tried all the gears from1st to 5th and reverse and the only gear that worked was 5th i had no reverse no neatural and so on. so what are my options for troubleshooting first to last being a clutch kit cylnder or master cylinder be the cause i saw no leakage on the outside but could it be internal and not noticable .from my past experience with clutch's going out is that they go out not kinda go out and have only one gear work this truck has 300,000 miles and its the orignal everything so i know it needs replacing but i want to spend my money with smarts and not buy a bunch of parts that arnt needed at that moment please enlighten me with a fresh perspective and a possible solution thanks



Dak413
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7/10/2013
20:44:51

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2002 dak sport 4.7...Ok so my clutch went tithe floor a 2 weeks
after I put a new tranny in so I got a new master cylinder an
slave cylinder I've gone through 2 full bottles of fluid bleeding it
but I have no pressure behind my pedal any thoughts to why I
can't get pressure the lines are new also everything but the
resivior is new



marsh
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3/18/2014
19:32:23

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I own a 2002 Dakota 4.7 and the clutch pedal was hard when I went to down shift and I didn't get it into the lower gear and had to pull over. while I was on the side of the road I tried pressing it again and was still hard and then it gave and went to the floor and I looked under the truck and notice fluid running out of my bell housing. I know im needing a slave cylinder but I have never had this type of problem is it common for a cylinder just to do something like that



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