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Old 09-23-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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POS Slave cylinder!?

Ok. Just got done replacing the clutch. I was driving down the road a few days ago and my clutch got hard and then popped. Had it towed back to the shop and began tearing out the tranny. Clutch was in great shape and so was the pressure plate. It pained me to go ahead and replace them. The throwout bearing was shot. Changed it got everything back together. Started to bleed the clutch and got it pressurized while out of the tranny (external slave). Put it in the tranny, one pump of the clutch and boom!, the push rod exploded out of the end of the slave and into the bottom of my bell housing. That sucked enough. Had to pull the tranny out about 6 inches after lugging back into position to get my hand up in there to dig out the parts. Ok bad slave right? Go to Advance, get another slave, put it in. Pump it for forever and it finally builds up pressure enough to snap those plastic ties that it says to leave on. Well snap goes the ties and boom goes the pushrod again! So what i would like to know before I go up to Advance and bitch everyone there out for selling crap parts, am i doing something wrong??????? I'm not looking forward to pulling this trans for a third time.

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Old 09-23-2013, 09:51 PM   #2
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Not sure but that sucks

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When you are putting in the slave cylinder, are you sure the tip is sitting in the little cup of the fork spring? I don't see how this is breaking and then going into the bell housing if the tip is seated in that pocket.

I got the same part, from Autozone and removed the ties. Has been working fine for over a week. I feel your pain though. Having to drop a tranny once is hell. I can only imagine having to start all over again
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:10 PM   #4
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I was thinking that on the way home. It would seem like the pushrods can't get past the fork. I guess we'll get back at it tomorrow. This wasn't supposed to take this long!!!!
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Did you ever find out the root cause to your issue? Just curious if you did.
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Did you ever find out the root cause to your issue? Just curious if you did.
Nope. I have ruled out the slave. I got another today as I have just now had the time to get back to it. I have now pulled my tranny out 5 times and inevitably will have to do it again. I'm not sure what the main problem is. I have a new clutch but now when I go to start it up, the clutch fork rubs on the pressure plate. I have a gouge in my clutch fork and wear on the pressure plate to prove it. I'm not sure what is going on. I really doubt that the fork should be able to get that close to the plate. Should the fork be able to push the pushrod on the slave back in?? It isn't. I am so fed up with this now. The only positive is that I can now pull my transmission in about 5 minutes with my eyes closed. Now I need a new clutch fork since mine has a huge pit in it. I don't know what it is!! Someone HELP ME!!!!!
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:15 PM   #7
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So...The Jeep is finally running. Turns out that the PO must have replaced this clutch at some point and installed the throwout bearing wrong. Since this is my first clutch replacement, I went with it and followed the way it was in there without looking online first. Lesson learned. The throwout bearing was seated in the clutch fork all the way down in it so the bearing was almost touching the fork instead of it being on top of the fork. This was allowing the clutch fork to slide past the top of the bearing and make contact with the pressure plate. I hope this saves someone some time. I have pulled the transmission 6 times now. I'm tired and sore. I will have to bleed the slave again tomorrow as it is too soft for my taste but other than that, it is finally done!!!

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