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Old 10-20-2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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Question clutch advice

1997 4cylinder 5spd , lost 90% of clutch pedal overnight. Ckecked fluid in master cylinder (was low) topped of but no help. Is there any way to check if the master cyclinder is bad or maybe the slave is bad?

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did you get stop in water?

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Old 10-21-2008, 10:05 AM   #3
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Only highway driving (no water)
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:08 AM   #4
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Sounds like a bad slave cylinder to me.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:56 AM   #6
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does your tranny have an internal or external slave? mine has the external, and it was a cheap and easy swap. there are a few tricks to it though. if thats what you end up doing post up and ill make a little write up for you
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:07 PM   #7
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I have the external slave. I will be changing it this weekend. Any help would be great!!!!
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:27 PM   #8
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first off, the plastic tab thingy thats on the punch for the piston, leave the cap on but carfully disconnect the tabs that keep it from over extending. the slave will have a bleeder screw on it, do not use it. once your line is hooked up, before you mount it to the tranny, youll bleed it by slowly pumping the piston on the slave until all the air bubbles out at the cap for the master cylinder. its best to have someone watching the master to make sure to keep the fluid level visible, and tell you when no more air is bubbling up. when no more air is coming out, reattach the tabs on the slave, insert it and bolt it in and you should be good. for me the plastic thing threw me off since my slave busted on the trail i thought you just take it off before installing...definitely not the case. that and the bleeder screw that is apparently pointless. i tried for 3 days to bleed it with the screw and pumping the clutch with no success. if you have any trouble post up and ill try and guide you through it. it wasnt hard at all once i figured out these little tricks.

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