- Nov 20, 2019
Whats up all. New to DSMs and currently bringing a 92 awd Talon back from the grave. Anyone know where I can find or know what size the slave cylinder mounting bolts are?
Also, somewhere on this site, I think one of the Q&A's or how-to guides, there's a link to the complete Mitsubishi parts catalog. I've been restoring my own '92 Talon and it's been invaluable along with the FSM, which if you don't have you MUST download too.
Since Eagle and Chrysler no longer exist and Jeep probably won't have most parts, you have to go through Mitsubishi dealers to get many parts, and they go either by VIN, but only for Eclipses, not Talons (or Lasers) or the actual part #, and you need the catalog for that.
Also realize that some parts are no longer made and hard to find, so don't throw anything out until you've found a replacement source. You may have to restore some parts, and find or even fabricate proper substitutes in some cases.
So, what needs to be done on your Talon to bring it back to life? The list of things I've had to do and have yet to do is too long to list here. The main ones were/are rebuilding all 4 calipers, replacing the clutch, replacing bushings, ball joints and tie rods, tons of cleaning, derusting and painting (of parts, not the body--yet), replacing all fluids, new belts (including timing, yet to be done), new struts and mounts, and a major tuneup. It's been over 4 months so far and likely to take at least another month, but with cold weather arriving some might have to wait till spring.
Yours sounds a lot like what I'm dealing with. It was in someone's garage and is bone stock but it's been sitting for YEARS. I'm new to DSM, but I've always worked on all my own cars, boats, bikes etc. I've had a fetish for the 1gs since I was 10 and needed a winter project so this worked out!
So I've only had it a week, so I'm still in the cataloguing stage of what needs done. Biggest thing right now is you can BARELY push the the car and when I got the front wheels up last night they are seized. So I have to see if I'm dealing with brake issue, but my guess as long as this car has been sitting the transfer case needs rebuilt. My first step tho is to see if the motor spins by hand and put my focus on trying to get it running before worrying about drivetrain. Once it get it running and rolling then start going back through and replacing/rebuilding everything that needs freshened up.
I found the most challenging part is the bleeder screw, which has poor access when the slave is mounted. A 1/4” drive deep socket works fine, but then you can’t get a drain hose over then end to collect the bled fluid. I tried an offset box wrench, but it was a 45-deg. style, which is not deep enough.
Is the actual clutch fluid line hose not yet connected in this photo, or is there some sort of Y-connector thing going on there? And yes, poor design with the bleeder, although perhaps it's possible to buy an aftermarket one that's longer with the hex part clear of the line bolt.
Also, why no fork boot? Given the location of the opening, wouldn't this allow road dirt to enter the bell housing? But, thanks for the useful info for future reference.
Btw why did you decide to get a new slave? What was wrong with the old one? They're not cheap.