How do you no if slavecylinder is any good
A clutch slave cylinder is a device used in the hydraulic clutch
system, this item is mounted in the transmission, either on the outside,
or in the inside.
If it is mounted on the outside, it is usually attached to the manual
transmission by two bolts, the clutch slave cylinder has a rod that
extends out every time hydraulic pressure is applied to it by the clutch
master cylinder ( you operate this part every time you push on the
clutch pedal). The rod that extends out makes contact with the clutch
fork, in this design the clutch fork is the one who activates the clutch
In an internal clutch slave cylinder design, the clutch slave cylinder
and clutch release bearing are one unit, this unit slides in the input
shaft of the manual transmission and is held by two or three bolts that
attach the unit to the front of the transmission ( inside the
bellhousing). By being a single unit, the need of a clutch fork is
What are the symptoms of a bad clutch slave cylinder?
Usually when you have a bad clutch slave cylinder you know it right
away, because since it is a hydraulic part, once a seal inside the
slave cylinder gets bad, it will start leaking fluid, at the same time,
because the seal is not sealing properly, it will allow air inside the
system, causing your clutch pedal to feel soft and spongy.
When a clutch pedal feels that way, it is an indication of air in the
system, and when this happens, it makes it hard to operate the clutch
properly because it engages even with your foot almost all the way to
the floor, at times you may not even be able to place your car or truck
in gear due to this problem.
NOTE: A bad clutch master cylinder will have similar symptoms, make sure
that you look closely at each one of these items to determine which one
is the problem ( the one malfunctioning is the one leaking fluid ).
I hope this helps!
Oct 06, 2010 |
1993 Ford F150 SuperCab