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Old 12-29-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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bleeding slave cylinder

Ok so my slave cylinder leaks on my 95 2.5 ax5 and I need to replace it. And yes I know you can get a pre bleed complete kit but can't afford it. As a father most my money is spoken for. Is it really that hard to replace just the slave and bleed it? My clutch may also b going out but I know I have to replace the slave and hope its the root of my problems. I also have a long list of other repairs so cost is my main concern. I do all my own repairs but don't claim to b a mechanic. I can do just about anything with a little direction. Any help would be most appreciated.

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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Not sure about the actual replacement, never replaced an external slave on a Jeep. But to bleed, all I do is pop the cap on the master, open the bleeder on the slave, and keep the master full until there is a dribble coming out of the slave.

Then I close the bleeder, have someone pump the clutch a few times and bleed like brakes. But I go a bit quicker by closing the bleeder before the stream stops. I do that a few times just in case, then test drive. Usually it works just fine at that point; but if not, I bleed again to be sure.

Of course you can get a kit for a one person, some work fine; just be sure to keep the master full.

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:51 AM   #3
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ugh that means dropping the tranny in your case. any chance you can get a 94/95 bell and swap to an external slave? I know cost is an issue but the external units are slightly cheaper and you wont have to remove the transmission to replace a failed or faulty unit again.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #4
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I've bleed brakes before just never a clutch I used to b a mechanic so I'm very familiar with most things when it comes to that just don't claim to b one as it was many years ago and had no real training just learned as I went and am still learning I just get as much info as I can before attempting something I've never done.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:57 AM   #5
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Its a 95 so it does have the external slave
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:58 AM   #6
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It also wont go into first or reverse while running could this b just the slave or is it definitely the clutch.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:08 PM   #7
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If it were clutch, it shouldnt go into any gear, but its possible, just as its possible that its the slave/master.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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My Jeep is only the second vehicle IV had with a manual trany and didn't have any trouble with the last one and this one is I think is possessed. I've had another thread going back a few months ago I can bump it back up of any one want to read it it goes more into detail of what's going on with it (possessed trany)
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:37 PM   #9
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whoops, sorry I dont know why I was under the impression you had a 92. anyway, install the slave and before you bolt it back onto the bell you want to hold the cylinder with the ram pointing down. Have a helper stand over the master and fill the resavoir, then depress the plunger about 15-20 times or until all the bubbles stop coming out while your helper makes sure the resavoir stays full.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #10
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the problem with going into gear could very well be the slave cylinder only
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #11
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whoops, sorry I dont know why I was under the impression you had a 92. anyway, install the slave and before you bolt it back onto the bell you want to hold the cylinder with the ram pointing down. Have a helper stand over the master and fill the resavoir, then depress the plunger about 15-20 times or until all the bubbles stop coming out while your helper makes sure the resavoir stays full.
Are you talking about the plunger on the slave or the clutch pedal
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Plunger on the slave, much like bench bleeding of a master cylinder for the brakes.

Im too lazy and just gravity bleed till Im confident the slave is full, then bleed like brake system.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:00 PM   #13
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Ok I will when I do the slave and pray its my problem, I'm usually not that lucky but I just fixed the trany leak on my 71 GMC pick up thinking it was my input seal by the way it dumped fluid, but turned out to b the o-ring on my kick down cable so maybe my luck is on my side(for once)
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:03 PM   #14
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the problem with going into gear could very well be the slave cylinder only
Oh I hope

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