Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Well, the symptoms are strange, have not heard of those before.
Bleeding the system certainly won't hurt, and MAY do something, so since that is the easiest thing you can go, go ahead and try it.
I would be really surprised if the pressure plate spring has failed, and if so you would have clutch slipping.
My first GUESS would be that somehow one of the pistons, either in the master or slave has either galled or the piston seal edge has rolled, causing sticking. I had a slave piston that spun in the cylinder when the little throwout bearing siezed, but the symptom was rapid failure of the seal, then fluid loss and clutch contamination.
In any case, if you do have a failure of some kind in the slave cylinder, if not fixed quickly you will end up having to replace the clutch, so If it was me I would likely be pulling the slave to check it.
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