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8k Orig mile 71 220d Questions...

Ok just got a 71 8k orig mile 220d.
All seems fine but when I got in for the first time I pressed the clutch pedal down.
It was kinda hard so I pressed hard.... It went down and Now it goes up and down VERY easey. I wont come back up unless I move it back up with my foot.
I need to know whats wrong...
THe car has been sitting for about 10 years. Could the Flywheel be frozen to the clutch?

Thanks Much!
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Sounds like a broken clutch cable. See if you can trace it. It should reach a leaver that you might be able to operate by hand.

Had a VW golf whose cable went while I was driving. Made it home by sync shifting and at red lights I would turn it off put it in gear and start the engine when the light went green. Wasn't pretty but it got me home.
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Both the clutch master and slave cylinders are probably toast.

Moisture absorbed from the atmosphere , into the hydraulic fluid , will have rotted them , full repair required .

Better check the brakes while you are at it too.

How the heck do you get an 8K car from the early 70's ??? I'm envious.

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The Guy only drove it around in the summer to and from his work about 10 miles away. He put 5k on it in Germany Just driving it On the Military Base. The other 3 came from him driving to work only from 82 to late 87. After that he would just start it up and drive up and down his driveway.


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Im already going to do all the brakes.
So Im gonna look at the Cable and see if its broken I Think its the moisture that got to the Slave and Master Clutch Cylinder. Where could I get those? and Is it pretty hard to replace all that?
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I don't think you have a clutch cable (must be the same as mine and I have hydraulic).

My bet (if not low or no fluid) is that master and/or cylinders are gone. Each unit is about 50 to 100 bucks depending on where you get them.

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When redoing the brakes should I get a new master cylinder?

I found the Clutch Master and the Slave Both Under $45
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I had this happen with my porsche. I am not sure it will help, but maybe it will. Like I said it was exactly the same situation. First I thought it was the clutch cable. It was not. I replaced it anyway. Fifteen year old cables snap at some time or another. I ended up replacing the pilot bearing, throwout bearing, t/o bearing tube and the clutch fork. The clutch fork was broken. I know it is a totally different car, but maybe it will help you troubleshoot.

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There is no cable for the clutch...
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It's hydraulic you'll see the cylinder and metal lines in the firewall. That sure is a sweet find! I wonder what the compression is on it.

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Is it pretty hard to replace the Master and slave cylinder?
Also...
Why do you wonder what the Compression is?
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