My '94 325 randomly drops the clutch pedal to the floor when I go to engage
it -- press it with my foot.
All I do is touch the pedal and it almost gets sucked down and stays about
an inch off of the floor. I can pull the pedal up with my toe, and then the
clutch works fine again.
I've never experienced this behavior from a Master Cylinder, but that's
where I think the problem is coming from.
The problem is very random and I can't find anything that causes the issue
to occur. It just happens when it wants to, and the clutch works well the
rest of the time. I can sit at a light with the pedal depressed and there is
nothing to make me think that the MC is leaking fluid enough that the
operation of the gear shifter is affected. (I always leave my car in N at a
light, and select my gear when the light changes, so I do not stress the
throw out bearing or the seals in the MC by holding the clutch depressed
Has anybody else ever had a clutch pedal simply fall to the floor when you
go to use it?
I'm not considering mechanical failures, and I am stuck on fluid-related
causes of the pedal behavior. If you can name a part that will give a random
failure, I'd like to hear it.
If I can see straight, the clutch shares fluid with the brake system, is
that correct? This would make me want to bleed the brakes after replacing