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Fluid inside Slave Cylinder Leaked

Posted by squid267, May 1, 2013

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  1. squid267

    squid267 Proven Member

    Joined Jan 14, 2012
    Worcester, Massachusetts
    I was working on my engine swap when the piston and dust cap popped off the slave cylinder and fluid inside leaked.

    Will refilling clutch fluid reservoir and bleeding the system refill the fluid inside the slave cyclinder? Or should i buy a new one? Current the clutch pedal sticks to the bottom of floor.

    Last edited: May 1, 2013
  2. mattiouti

    mattiouti Proven Member

    Joined Jul 30, 2012
    Clearwater, Florida
    You probably would want to go get another one and bleed the system thoroughly.
  3. nelliott500

    nelliott500 Proven Member

    Joined Mar 24, 2013
    Oxford, Connecticut
    That's a bad slave. Replace it.

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  4. mr2krazee

    mr2krazee Proven Member

    Joined Nov 30, 2012
    spokane, Washington
    classic sign of a bad slave. buy a brand new one and install it then bleed it properly and verify the clutch pedal is no longer mushy or stuck to the floor. they cheap at the auto parts store.

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  5. squid267

    squid267 Proven Member

    Joined Jan 14, 2012
    Worcester, Massachusetts
    bought new one from autozone



    what direction does piston go in. and how do i get it in? do i take off rubber dust cap?
  6. TSiAWD666

    TSiAWD666 Freelancer

    Joined Aug 15, 2003
    Herndon, Virginia
    A sign of a bad slave? Interesting. I had dust cap and piston fall out while working on my clutch. I just put it back together, and added some fluid and the clutch is still working like a charm and there's no leak at the slave cylinder.

    For those that stated this indicates a bad slave would you explain why?

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  7. nodoze

    nodoze Probationary Member

    Joined Dec 24, 2009
    union, Iowa
    if fluid is leaking past the seal inside the bore than you are not getting full pressure to the clutch fork and could run into bigger problems down the line
  8. squid267

    squid267 Proven Member

    Joined Jan 14, 2012
    Worcester, Massachusetts
    so i got the new installed and and bleed it. worked solid. i havent worked on the clutch in about a week. i hit the clutch today and it stays stuck on the floor. but after i pumped it a few times it worked as normal. did it act up because i havent used it? or i need to bleed again?

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