Q: Master cylinder and clutch slave cylinder replaced

asked by on

Six months ago I started having intermittent shaking when my car would start in 1st gear. Eventually there was a loss of clutch pressure so I took my car to the dealership. They read that there was a TSB (technical service bulletin) for clutch pressure so they replaced the clutch fluid with dot4 fluid. Two days after that repair, my car lost clutch pressure again! Back to the dealership and this time they had to replace the master cylinder and the clutch slave cylinder. That repair job lasted for eight months and now the shaking started happening again. I’m just waiting for the pattern to complete with full loss of clutch pressure again and another repair job of more faulty parts. My dealer did acknowledge that this is a common problem among my make/model. Can you tell me what would permanently repair and fix this clutch slave cylinder problem?

Unfortunately, using the same plastic clutch slave cylinder assembly the vehicle was manufactured with will cause the same results if the vehicle is abused. The plastic part is very strong, but cannot withstand the heat and pressure from hard driving. You may be able to do some research and find a higher performance part produced by an aftermarket company, as some companies specialize in manufacturing upgraded parts for higher performance. If you would like some assistance with this, one of the technicians from YourMechanic can come to your location to inspect the shaking problem and let you know what repairs are needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Master cylinder and clutch slave cylinder replaced

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Vibration when accelerating from low speeds, MPG is reduced

If your car is misfiring, the Check Engine light should be on. Unless it is not working.There are some other possibilities which would not turn on the check engine light, but without driving the car it's very hard for me...

Q: the automatic transmission will not go in gear shifter moves but seems like it's in neutral

Hello. If the transmission is not going into gear and is behaving as if it were in neutral, then it may be possible that there is an issue with the transmission. A transmission that will not properly engage may be...

Q: Clutch has no pressure

If you cannot get the clutch to produce pressure and you have parts missing from the master cylinder then you should replace the clutch master cylinder and bleed out the system.

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...