Join Date: Mar 2005
location: Raleigh, NC
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Something is definitely affecting the hydraulic pressure in the clutch system. The pumping action that you describe is exactly what you're supposed to do if your brakes loose pressure - the pumping helps build the pressure up. If it's not leaking, my guess is the slave cylinder is shot. I had to have the slave cylinder replaced in my '98 twice. I was "crunching gears" because I was having trouble disengaging the clutch to shift or to get into 1st from a standstill. Mine happened gradually and I had it taken care of before drivability was affcted to the level you describe but it sounds like the same thing.
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