brake slave misery

Peter Schulz pcschulz at
Wed Nov 8 21:20:11 EST 2006


I replaced the slave cylinder on my 91q20v by working through the 
drivers wheel well and from underneath (chassis supported by jackstands).
Through some trial and error, I was able to use a pry bar or 
screwdriver to lever the slave into position.  This was easier after 
lubricating the boot on the slave.  Once in position I used a philips 
screwdriver to "find"  the retainer bolt position, and then was able 
to hold the cylinder in position and swap the screw driver with the 
retainer bolt.

Definitely a three beer job - (leaving out all the cursing of course ;-) )

Reverse bleeding the slave and master is another story...I ended up 
dumping almost a can of ATE blue on the ground trying to get it done.

Good Luck, this is definitely up there with a timing belt job in 
terms of an Audi repair rite of passage.


At 04:58 PM 11/8/2006, Kneale Brownson wrote:
>I made the huge mistake of forgetting to install the slave before I went
>through the pain and strain of reinstalling the transmission.  Now I can't
>seem to get the retainer bolt started.   Anybody got any sure-fire tricks
>for this task?  I'm almost to the point of removing the damned tranny again.
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