brake slave misery

Kneale Brownson kneale at
Thu Nov 9 17:02:27 EST 2006

Thanks to Peter's suggestion, I managed to get the slave anchored down.
Should reverse bleeding be necessry, or will using my pressurized brake
bleeder do the trick?

I'd much rather do the timing belt than this chore.

At 09:20 PM 11/8/2006 -0500, Peter Schulz wrote:
>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.

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