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Old 04-28-2015, 01:11 AM   #11
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That bus has a hydraulic clutch? I would have bet on linkage.
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Old 04-28-2015, 02:40 AM   #12
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Motobus I was told by the man that sold it to me it had a slave cylinder that took power steering fluid, and thats what i have been going by.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:20 AM   #13
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Hey nat;

Plus when I was putting her in any gear besides 1st she would not move at all
so the clutch worked in first? the tranny felt like it was shifting but nothing? did you try the rest of the gears 3 4? when you took off in first any slipage or did it pull strong?
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:14 AM   #14
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Weird almost sounds like 2 issues at once?

clutch engaged (while cranking, pedal out) and moves in first (but the hydraulic part of clutch pedal, pressure plate release doesn't work so can't shift into out of gear while running)

And only 1st gear applies to the above statement

Maybe bushing is broken in the shift tower and only allows engagement of 1st gear, broken because off hard shifting (lots of pressure) due to loss of fluid for slave?

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superdave it felt strong in first but would not engage in any other gear I tried, yes tried 2nd-5th and reverse..... in reverse I could not even get it in to gear at all would start grinding as soon as tried.

bansil or due to being worked hard after so long with power steering fluid in slave? I am sure that is part of my issue damage from him using power steering....I figure after 200 miles the fluid had gotten to thin and we have failure.
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Old 04-28-2015, 02:53 PM   #16
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I think everyone is jumping in with a lot of ideas without having the whole picture and just throwing out ideas. My understanding of what you have said so far is.

With bus in first gear, clutch pedal not pushed engage starter and bus tries to move. This tells us that clutch does engage and driveshaft, u-joints and axles are at least not broken.
With out changing anything else and you push the clutch pedal does it still try to move when you try the starter? If it does not try to move this tells us that the clutch does release.

You also said that in any other gear the bus does not try to move with the clutch pedal not pushed. If this is the case there is something internal wrong with the transmission.

In any of the above scenarios it really doesn't matter if you have the wrong hydraulic fluid in the reservoir, at least to find out why it doesn't move.
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:12 PM   #17
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somewhereinusa, no it does not try to move when the clutch pedal is pushed, and you can feel it slip into the other gears but it will not move, I was unable to check if the bus would lurch forward in any other gear but first in such a way, because of where I was broke down then the tow truck guy left before putting the drive shaft back in.

I am just trying to get an ideal of what could be wrong and how much it will end up costing to fix once I find someone who will work on her
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:01 PM   #18
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Sounds like a worn-out clutch or in need of a clutch adjust, depends on whether
the clutch has room to be adjusted. Did the clutch pedal feel tight all the way to
the top of it's stroke or did it have some free-play at the top? If it's needing adjusted
it will have no free-play on the pedal (not feeling pressure for the first inch or so
on the pedal).
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:31 AM   #19
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I don't think there is a mechanical adjustment for free play on a hydraulic clutch. Free play in them is usually adjusted and maintained automatically through use.

I've never seen a clutch system use transmission fluid to work. I've seen techs put a squirt of transmission fluid into the system to seal up some weeping seals(causes the seals to swell). If I had to guess, someone along the line of ownership got confused about that and they started using just tranny fluid.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:19 PM   #20
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Dragonpop there was no free play on the pedal as far as I could tell the pressure was even and normal from top to bottom with my height it was hard to get use to it but I had done.

Booyah that is my thought as well on the power steering fluid.

I am hoping to get her back home but may end up having to put her up on ebay
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