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Old 04-20-2011, 01:45 PM
zekew64 zekew64 is offline
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Default Re: Slave cylinder replacement

Just wondering, but could the bleeder on the slave either come loose, or break off while I'm driving my truck? I only ask because lately, we've had cold weather; if I don't drive it for over eight hours, the clutch seems to lose a lot of fluid.

And as I'm going to be starting school, I'm going to see about replacing the slave and resurfacing the flywheel, as it is starting to feel like the linings are wearing out.
Billie, my "sparkly" blue 1992 Ranger
SPECS: 2.3 I4; Rebuilt motor at 194,263 miles; straightened driveshaft when engine was rebuilt

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Old 04-22-2011, 09:14 AM
Maine Bear Maine Bear is offline
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Default Re: Slave cylinder replacement

O.k., my clutch had the same symptoms. My clutch fluid was dirty. Black clutch dust settled at the bottom of the reservoir. On cold days I had to top up the reservoir in order to shift into gear, I kept a bottle of Dot 3 brake fluid in the cab for this. Eventually that didn't work as the fluid ran out too quickly. If you take off the rubber cover on the drivers side of the bell housing and shine a flashlight inside you will see the slave cylinder. If there is clutch fluid leaking from the front rubber boot, then you know you have to replace it. If it is not leaking there then it could be the master cylinder. Check the area under the clutch peddle for a fluid leak. As far as the peddle being hard, I have not had that happen.

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