Have you looked at the clutch master cylinder, you may find it discolored....dark and with some "crude" in it. Many of us have used a turkey baster to suck out most of the fluid and then wipe out the reservoir as good as possible and then refill and repeat again. That may or may not help your spongy situation, but should be done anyway. A search on this forum should bring up posts relating to this process.Greetings...
My clutch pedal is feeling spongy.
Is there a trick to bleeding the system?
Brian aka BoxerCup
It's not a Camaro "leisure" clutch used in the SSR, but a clutch that is shared with the Cadillac CTS-V!More than likely, broken return spring. Lot of manual owners carry spare spring with them.
Have you changed clutch yet?? If not, you will.
GM used Camaro "Leisure" Clutch 300hp against SSR 400hp and 1200lbs heavier!
Replace with Corvette LS7, plug and play, rated at 600hp and you will be very happy.
Oh my, I never thought about broken clutch springs. Are they something that can be easily purchased at an auto parts store or Chevrolet dealer?More than likely, broken return spring. Lot of manual owners carry spare spring with them.
Wow. The exploded view diagram is a huge help. I had no idea what the spring looked like before. The next question is where the heck is it? And how do you get to it to replace it? I took a dozen pictures to find it and never did. It looks like one of those contortionists jobs.
...also it is a good idea to use a few quality (not the 500 for a dollar at harbor freight) nylon zip-ties to pull the hydraulic clutch line as far away from the exhaust as possible. My hydraulic clutch line was actually touching (!) the exhaust from the factory.GM ran the Hyd, clutch line within 1/2" of engine exhaust manifold, thus, brake oil "boils". No drain/flush coupler on brake tube.
When you install new clutch, be sure to install new Hyd. clutch line with coupler to drain/flush clutch oil.