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Clutch Master Cylinder & Slave Cylinder Replacement Service & Cost by Ergys Jancaj

How much does Clutch Master Cylinder & Slave Cylinder Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Car Labor Cost Parts Cost Dealer Price YourMechanic Savings
2001 Toyota Solara $139.75 $58.02 $175.02 - $220.52 $151 23%
1995 Toyota Paseo $139.75 $52.82 $169.82 - $215.32 $146 24%
2003 Ford Focus $193.50 $59.32 $221.32 - $284.32 $190 24%
2008 Ford Mustang $107.50 $143.82 $233.82 - $268.82 $208 17%
2009 Audi TT quattro $139.75 $155.54 $272.54 - $318.04 $225 23%
2007 Hyundai Elantra $150.50 $81.42 $207.42 - $256.42 $180 22%
1995 Mercury Mystique $139.75 $91.82 $208.82 - $254.32 $182 21%
1995 Chevrolet C3500 $268.75 $76.22 $301.22 - $388.72 $258 25%
2006 Scion xA $322.50 $91.82 $361.82 - $466.82 $310 25%
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier $107.50 $78.82 $168.82 - $203.82 $148 20%

What is a Clutch Master Cylinder & Slave Cylinder all about?

A clutch master cylinder contains a reservoir that stores the brake fluid. It is connected to the clutch slave cylinder through hoses. When you push the clutch pedal, brake fluid flows from the clutch master cylinder to the slave cylinder, applying the pressure necessary to move (engage) the clutch. It has internal and external seals that can fail. If the external seals wear out, the clutch master cylinder will leak brake fluid, reducing the amount of fluid in the car and causing the clutch to malfunction. You may also find leaked brake fluid down by the clutch pedal (inside the car). If the internal seals wear out, the clutch fluid will continue to circulate inside instead of being directed to the slave cylinder. In that case, the clutch pedal will go all the way to the floor when you apply the clutch.

Keep in mind

Whenever the clutch master cylinder is replaced, it is recommended to replace the slave cylinder as well. When the master cylinder goes bad, it is extremely common for the slave cylinder to follow suit. Note some clutch slave cylinders are installed inside the transmission. To replace this type of slave cylinder the transmission has to be removed.

How it's done:

  • Inspect clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder.
  • Check the condition of brake fluid.
  • Inspect the operation of clutch pedal.
  • Remove and replace clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder.
  • Bleed all air from the master cylinder.
  • Test drive the vehicle.

Our recommendation:

Usually during an oil change, mechanics check the amount of brake fluid. If you feel a change in the way the clutch pedal feels (softer pedals) when stepping on it, you should have a mechanic inspect the clutch master cylinder and hose. Clutch fluid should be changed every 24,000 miles.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Clutch Master Cylinder & Slave Cylinder?

  • Clutch pedal goes all the way to the floor.
  • Brake fluid leaking around the clutch pedal.
  • Not able to change gears.

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