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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247852 posted 12/06/19 11:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So i have a 1990 galant and the clutch cable is no good. Anyone know if there are other trims of clutch cable that can fit into this? It is a SOHC(yeah i know it sucks) no autoparts have them.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247853 posted 12/06/19 11:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just went out of my way to search Rock auto for a 1090 SOHC Galant, cause I was in shock that it would have a clutch cable. Rockauto doesn't show the car having a clutch cable system.

Can you post pictures?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247854 posted 12/06/19 11:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Pretty sure its hydraulic..

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247856 posted 12/06/19 03:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I could be wrong tbh havent been much under the hood. So my issue is when I was driving last night for some reason I couldn't shift gear and also my clutch pedal went down to the floor. So could be that my clutch is no good? I figure these galants would be clutch cable?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247857 posted 12/06/19 03:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My car only has 48k miles on it all original

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247858 posted 12/06/19 03:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well I cant believe I Missed that smh. It is Hydro. I will check to see if the fluid is low.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247860 posted 12/06/19 03:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
given it's been sitting around for a while, and due to age I would say it's a faulty clutch slave cylinder, or even the master cylinder.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247861 posted 12/06/19 04:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Gilga5:

Well I cant believe I Missed that smh. It is Hydro. I will check to see if the fluid is low.








Have an accomplice safely operate the clutch (engine off/park brake working and engaged, wheels chaulked on a flat surface.

Confirm you have the slave cylinder moving the slave rod going into the bellhousing through the rubber boot.

If no movement, best to replace the slave and master with reputable parts like OEM or quality aftermarket (find NABCO in the pictures on RockAuto or at a local auto parts seller).

If the fluid is original also, god knows how old it is and would be full of moisture and that in combination with the rubber degrading in the hydraulics, you have a recipe for worn out parts.

Dot 3 fluid should be used as it lasts longer between necessary fluid changes than DOT 4, as was original spec for your car.

If you have a pop around the forum, there are some in depth versions on how to bleed the new parts once they are in place.

If you do have movement of the slave rod in the proper distance from a center located fork finger in the bellhousing opening, then we have greater issues but without more detail it is hard to say.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247869 posted 12/07/19 01:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My 1989 has a cable

If you have no fuel in the Reservoir Check under the floor inside the car..

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247873 posted 12/07/19 03:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah this car has been garaged all its life in warm temperature only has 48k on it as of now. But 2 years ago I took it out and starting doing tune ups here and there. I did check the fluid ans there was barely any and also was dirty. I cleaned and put some fluid in it. And started to operate but not fully since I have to bleed it. Though my issue is i cannot find the bleeder on this car. Any clues to where I can find it? I checked everything you mentioned and everything is moving properly.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247875 posted 12/07/19 05:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Follow this line and you find the clutch slave cylinder. There is a bleeder.


Edited by Galant_martin (12/07/19 05:13 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247876 posted 12/07/19 06:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thank you! I will check this out and see. It must be under seeing that it is not visible from up top.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247888 posted 12/09/19 07:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So I bleed the clutch, was functioning for a bit but then it locked up again. At this point maybe the transmission oil is need with the tranny considering hasnt been done and has been sitting for so long.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247889 posted 12/09/19 08:07 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You probably just want to flush the whole system with new fluid. Old fluid can compress.

Also, check for leaks. Slave is known for going with age and use.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247890 posted 12/09/19 08:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I checked for leaks and nothing. This car was barely ever used. But yes I will get these fluids changed flushed and changed.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247916 posted 12/12/19 03:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Did you check inside the car for leaks near the pedal area? If the rear seal leaks fluid, it can run inside the car and disappears behind the carpeting so it is not noticeable.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247917 posted 12/12/19 03:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting gvr4ever:

Old fluid can compress.




This is not true. Dirty fluid will cause damage to seals and therefore leaking past them, but fluids do not compress. That is why they can be used for hydraulic systems.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247920 posted 12/12/19 06:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It was always my understanding that old hydrophilic fluid can absorb water, contaminants, etc. It's why it gets dirty and looks like crap. While they fluid itself might not compress, everything else in the fluid does.

I thought a full flush and replacement was just maintenance.



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I don't disagree with both your statement on the contamination and the need for flush maintenance. Just pointing out that physically the fluid won't compress.

Actually had this recently on my daily driver. I was having shift engagement issues, and I realized the master cylinder was so gunked up it was not working right. I had to replace it unfortunately. I have had this car about two years, and I was remiss in not this changing this immediately when purchasing it. So certainly agree clutch system maintenance should include flush and fill.



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Edited by iceman69510 (12/13/19 12:06 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1248047 posted 12/27/19 10:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So I ended up replacing both clutch master and slave and now it functions properly. Also, from the car sitting in the garage for so long might of caused it not function and fluids drying up within the lines ect...either way everything is all good and I appreciate all the advice given here. Thank you!

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Quoting gvr4ever:

It was always my understanding that old hydrophilic fluid can absorb water, contaminants, etc. It's why it gets dirty and looks like crap. While they fluid itself might not compress, everything else in the fluid does.

I thought a full flush and replacement was just maintenance.




Maybe you are thinking of brake fluid? The moisture won't compress but with the extreme temp brakes see it boils in the likes and releases oxygen and then that compresses.



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Quoting Gilga5:

So I ended up replacing both clutch master and slave and now it functions properly. Also, from the car sitting in the garage for so long might of caused it not function and fluids drying up within the lines ect...either way everything is all good and I appreciate all the advice given here. Thank you!




Your seals either wore out from repeated use or the combination of scoring in the bore eventually worn them in spots that allowed fluid to bypass the first seal or both in the system. Check the interior of your car where the master comes in to make sure no fluid is sitting on your firewall/floor board area eating away at the painted surfaces.

Figured it was all just a weak and aging pressure system. Glad you got it back up and operating correctly.



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