Go to www.elantraclub.com and check in the DIY section. It's listed as a
"Clutch-valvectomy" in the Transmission section. I didn't drain my
clutch system as they recommend and it worked fine. In fact, the clutch
fluid pushed the spring and valve out, so I didn't have to go fishing
for them. Either way, you will need to bleed the clutch, so you'll
either need to have a assistant, or make something that will hold the
clutch in the depressed position (I just cut a piece of 2x3 lumber to
wedge between the depressed clutch pedal and the driver's seat).
On Apr 11, 10:06 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Removal of the pressure valve on a 2002 elantra is relatively simple.
When I did this job I already had the transaxle out(read: This
'feature' burned out the clutch on my friends car at 70k) but you
could do it with the transaxle in the car just as easily.
Remove the bolts holding the slave cylinder to the transaxle case.
Remove the banjo bolt from the end of the slave cylinder, and then
turn the slave cylinder so that the pushrod is pointing up and press
the release rod slightly. You should see a small metal 'clip' with a
small hole in it and a small spring come out of the bottom of release
cylinder. Put those parts aside. Re-install the banjo bolt, install
the slave cylinder, and then bleed the clutch system to purge any air.
I think you'll find that your clutch acts a lot more like a clutch
should after this repair. Hopefully you haven't already scrubbed the
life out of the pressure plate and disc. One way to estimate the
condition of the clutch is to look at the clutch arm on the transaxle.
One side has a stub that will start to hit a boss on the transaxle
casting once the clutch wears out. Note that there will still be
plenty of meat left on the disc when the arm starts to hit the stop,
but the pressure plate cannot fully engage once the arm hits the stop.
I went through this routine and while the disc I pulled out still had
lots of life left on it, the pressure plate and flywheel were both
glazed and burned.
Good luck with it.
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