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Most of the time my clutch will engage higher (foot farther off the floor), but once in a while it'll engage way sooner (much closer to the floor) and I'll be caught off guard and stall the bugger.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

Thanks in advance!
 

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id try bleeding the system the other thing i can think of is there is a spring behind the piston in the master cyl sometimes they break and can cause funny business like this..
 

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usually that happens when either the master or slave is leaking.....

there's no spring in the cylinder itself (well, there is one behind the piston in the slave.... but i couldn't forsee it breaking.... just getting weak), there's a spring on the pedal... but the "springing" back action is by the spring on the pedal and the pressure plate....
 

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1986 MR-2 N/A, 1991 Celica GT-S, 2005 Matrix XR, 2009 Matrix XRS, 2009 Matrix Base
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I'm getting a similar problem in my 1990 sedan (not the GTS, it's perfect). Except that it doesn't fully engage at different pedal heights, it simply "phantoms". Meaning: when I release the clutch, sometimes it begins to engage early (almost on the floor)--but then the engagement stops. It's enough to make the car roll forwards slightly, but after a brief moment it disengages again on its own...I was puzzling over this and wondering if a faulty throw-out bearing could do this. But I guess it couldn't, so it must be one of the cylinders...
 
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