It is sometimes hard to shift, and once I almost couldn't get it out of reverse, had to release the pedal and push it in again. I'm worried I will get somewhere and it won't disengage at all. I should add that the new clutch was put in maybe 500-1k miles ago, and it worked fine then, this is a new problem.What happens to make you think the clutch isn't disengaging properly?
I don't think there is a leak, the master cylinder is full. Am I correct?It wouldn't hurt, in case air's gotten into the system. If it's air in the system, and you made it 500 - 1,000 miles before the clutch started misbehaving, that suggests a slow leak somewhere.
Okay, I flushed the system, there were some air bubbles shortly after I started. Today was the first time I drove it to town. Now it is shifting a lot better but still seems a little grindy, not sure if it's supposed to be that way or real smooth. Can I look for a leak and if so how, should I change the master cylinder or??Sorry for the confusion ... I meant a slow leakage of air into the system, not necessarily a slow leakage of fluid out of the system.
No, I have not. I will do that next. I don't know if the mechanic that installed the clutch did that.I'm not sure whether you ought to change the master cylinder (yet). It's hard to tell. Sometimes when you put in new components in a hydraulic circuit it causes the overall operating pressure to rise (from where it was right before the repairs) and surviving older components (e.g., in this case the master cylinder) can start to leak or fail.
Have you checked and set the clutch pedal travel / play since the new components were installed?