4KQ clutch slave cylinder replacement tips...
ssprague at nmgovlaw.com
Thu Oct 25 11:09:54 EDT 2001
Gotta love another Audi shade tree mechanic trick !
I've cut off my nail and am ready to go! I do appreciate the tips and
experiences you've shared.
After I visit my therapist, I'll start in on the "fun" project. This is
the third thing I've done on the car. Previously replaced the passenger
side mirror and the antenna cable that runs from the trunk to the center
console. I lucked out on the latter.
I'll keep ya'll updated.
'84 4ksq ("urq-4dr")
--- mike <mikemk40 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> i seem to remember i used a 4" nail with the point
> off as a drift to move the pin
> --- ed armstrong <edshred2000 at yahoo.com> wrote: >
> > As Dennis mentions, the critical part is to drive
> > out
> > the thin "expansion pin", what I would call a roll
> > pin
> > that secures the clutch slave cylinder to the top
> > the transmission housing. The right sized drift is
> > critical. I believe it is 3/16" . If you are 1/16"
> > to
> > big or small, it will not work...trust me, I
> > and tried several different sized drifts.
> > I was able to bang out the roll pin towards the
> > passenger side of the car. There is just enough
> > to swing a hammer in there, although is would have
> > been much easier if I had removed the driver side
> > tie
> > rod. I did not and got the pin removed. Others
> > reported working through the passenger side wheel
> > well
> > and banging towards the driver side.
> > Once the pin is out, the cylinder may or may not
> > come
> > out easily. You will need to find a long solid
> > or solid piece of wood and drive the clutch
> > towards the rear of the car. Mine was "stuck" and
> > had to actually apply heat to the top of the trans
> > housing with a blow torch. Took a long time to
> > up
> > top of the trans housing to loosen things up. A
> > cycles of heat and banging and it was out.
> > This work done on a 85 Coupe with LHD. Work on a
> > 4000Q
> > will be similar.
> > -ed
> > --- DGraber460 at aol.com wrote:
> > > The first step is to check with your therapist
> > > see if you have the mental
> > > stability required for this project. It is
> > probably
> > > one of the most
> > > frustrating jobs on the car.
> > >
> > > There are several methods for doing this. Some
> > > report working from
> > > underneath, but I can't see how. I did it from
> > both
> > > the passenger side wheel
> > > well, and driver side top.
> > > The cylinder is held in by a small expansion pin
> > > that needs to driven out
> > > (either side) with an appropriately sized drift.
> > > The proper size is
> > > critical, and no I don't have the size in front
> > > me but can check if
> > > needed. If the PO didn't delete it, there is
> > a
> > > spring clip/wire that
> > > needs to be pulled out first. Both mine came out
> > so
> > > easily, I couldn't see
> > > how it secured the pin with any certainty.
> > > Other than those facts, it is merely a matter of
> > > doing the best you can with
> > > your particular size of arms and hands to gain
> > > access to the exceedingly
> > > poorly placed slave. What works for some,
> > > seem to work for all.
> > > I have done this twice, and got pretty scratched
> > up
> > > both times.
> > > Good luck!
> > >
> > > Dennis
> > >
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