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Clutch slave cylinder replacement 1997 Ford Ranger
Hello - first task is to check the fluid level in the clutch hydraulics reservoir. This may be the same reservoir as the brake master cylinder - both use brake fluid. If fluid level is adequate, the clutch master cylinder...
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Car dealer says there is a slight noise in transmission,then says it's the slave cylinder, does that cause a noise? 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Hello - no, a slave cylinder will not create noise - clutch or transmission - on it's own. Noise when the clutch is out, and the transmission is in neutral, is generally the transmission input bearing or countershaft bearings. Noise...
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Ford Ka clutch feels high - just need some advice! 2006 Ford Ka
Hello - the behavior you describe suggest that the clutch disc is fairly worn. Since it takes less clutch pedal motion to "unclamp" the disk indicates the there is less clutch disc thickness, less pressure place movement and less clutch...
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Gears get stuck and hearing some noise in the exhaust. Some running noise that doesnt sound normal when parking. 1996 Mazda Miata
Hi there - either your clutch hydraulics (master/slave cylinder) are weak, or something wasn't done right with your clutch repair. It shouldn't fail so quickly. Either the clutch is dragging because the clutch hydraulics are weak, or the pilot bearing...
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How long does it take to replace a slave cylinder on an 03'Honda Element
Hi there. The time of labor to remove and replace the clutch slave cylinder on a 2003 Honda Element is about 3 and a half to 4 hours to replace including bleeding the hydraulic system. If you need further assistance...
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Car wont go into any gear. 2002 BMW 325xi
Hi - your symptoms describe a clutch hydraulic system failure. Given your mileage, your slave cylinder has probably worn out. This would be evidenced by low/no fluid in the clutch fluid reservoir. If the clutch shares the reservoir with the...
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Clutch engaged with pedal up or down issue? 2006 Mazda 3
Hi there - there are several possibilities here - none of them pleasant, and all will require removal of the transmission to get to the failed bit. It is possible the pilot bearing has seized up - which would make...
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Convertible top won't go back up.
Hi there. Check the hinges on the convertible top and see if they are binding up when operating the up selection. Check the hydraulic system and see if there is any air in it. Air in the hydraulics system for...
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My Jeep has pneumatic shockabsorbers need replacement. Can I replace them with hydraulic/gas shock absorbers? 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hi - yes, you can replace your existing air suspension shocks with hydraulic/gas shocks. There are several manufacturers of conversion packages that eliminate the air suspension and replace the air shocks with "traditional" shocks. Check some of the Jeep owner...
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Clutch pedal in Toyota pickup goes to the floor
When the clutch pedal is applied in a system such as yours, a piston is actuated in the clutch master cylinder, forcing fluid to act upon the pushrod of the slave cylinder. The slave cylinder's pushrod then activates the clutch...
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Description of Problem: clutch master cylinder leak 1993 Ford Ranger
Hi there - your clutch fluid line leak may be a problem with the connector thread for either the master cylinder itself, or the fluid line going to the slave cylinder. I recommend a fluid leak inspection performed by a...
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Fluid hose comes off transmission to the slave cylinder.
The clutch master cylinder is not relieving the pressure when applied. I recommend bleeding the clutch master cylinder and retest. If the condition continues, then replace the clutch master cylinder. If you need further assistance with your hose blowing off...
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Car won't go into gear. 2002 Audi A4 Quattro
Hi there - Your symptoms describe the behavior to expect when your clutch hydraulics go out (clutch master and clutch slave cylinders). Check your clutch fluid level - it may be low. If the fluid level is low, this usually...
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Installed a clutch plus master cylinder. Clutch seems to be not releasing right.
Hi there. There could be air in the clutch hydraulic system. Bleed out all of the air and make sure that the slave cylinder is plunging all the way and retracting all the way. If the clutch hydraulic system is...
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Brake master cylinder leaking, clutch jammed up. Is quote for new clutch that doesn't mention brake master reasonable? 1998 Ford Escort
Hi there - I think the fact that the brake and clutch hydraulic system share the reservoir is confusing how to repair 2 separate issues. For sure, your brake master cylinder appears to be failing, and should be replaced. This...
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Hard to shift into gears while the car is on. (Manual) 2007 Acura CSX
Hi there, the failure of your clutch to disengage could be due to two factors: first, air may have gotten into the clutch hydraulic circuit, making the pedal soft or spongy - and the clutch fail to fully disengage. Second,...
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My clutch is not working.
Go under the vehicle and see if the return spring has came off the slave cylinder on the clutch assembly. If the return spring is there, then look to see if the slave cylinder is pushed all the way out....
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Driving downhill my Traction Light and ABS light came on. 2009 Buick LaCrosse.
Hello. The traction light and ABS light are like a check engine light for your braking system. If an issue is detected the light will illuminate and code will be stored inside of the ABS module. I suggest that a...
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The clutch is sticking to floor and not releasing it self and there is fluid on the road - Citroen C4 Grand Picasso
Hello - your clutch hydraulics have failed - as a minimum, the clutch slave cylinder. I would recommend a clutch master and slave cylinder replacement to avoid another, near-term failure, if only the slave cylinder is replaced - performed by...
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All of a sudden the clutch pedal has no resistance and I am unable to put it in any gear while running the engine. 1999 Dodge Dakota
Hello - as you suspect, the clutch hydraulics have likely failed. Check for low clutch fluid (may share a reservoir with the brake master cylinder). If the fluid is low, check for brake fluid at the clutch slave cylinder or...

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