Clutch slave cylinder -- how to get the little bugger out ?
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 14:33:22 -0500
One of the things that you might do, which helped when I was replacing the
slave cylinder on my 4kq, is to have a helper pump the clutch pedal while
you are wiggling the slave cylinder. I don't know if you will be able to do
this, as you said you replaced the master already, and you broke the bleeder
screw, but if you can, it's worth a shot. It puts more pressure on the
slave, as it is trying to disengage the clutch. Gave me the tiny bit more
push that I needed to get the slave out.
Make sure you put a light coating of grease on the surface of the new one
before you put it in. It makes it a lot easier if you have to remove it
again. To do a clutch for example...
93' 90 CS
>I posted last week about how to remove the clutch
>master and slave cylinder on a Coupe GT and got a few
>suggestions and hints.
>This weekend I set out to remove the parts. The clutch
>master cylinder was easy and only took 1/2 hour. But
>for the slave cylinder I ran into the problems.
>I removed the retaining pin (clip) for the slave
>cylinder as recommended by a lister. That was easy too
>and took only five mintues with the right drift. But
>the slave will not budge out its hole in the bell
>housing. I made a long drift out of socket extensions
>and really banged on the thing to push towards the
>rear of the car. I even broke the bleeder screw. But
>it wont budge. Any tips on how to get this thing out
>I searched the archives and found a procedure for a
>20vt. It stated that after removal of the retaining
>screw or bolt (same as my pin) there should be
>"lateral movement." I have no movement in mine. It
>appears really stuck in there.
>Thanks for any replies
> - ed