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Slave Cylinder and what else?

Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by Evicerate, December 24, 2004.

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    1. Evicerate

      Evicerate New Member

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      Well, happy holidays to everyone. Mine isn't so happy as it would seem that my slave cylinder has gone out again and I need to know what to get replaced, etc.

      Currently I have a 1994 XLT 4x4 with approx. 117K miles on it. At about 90K I had the clutch and all of the other goodies like the master and slave cylinders, bearings, pressure plate, etc replaced all at once.
      Then, a year later, I had to have the slave cylinder replaced again, as it went out. Fortunnately it was under warranty and its been fine until now. :fire: This time it isn't a slow leak where I can top off the resevoir and drive to the shop. I topped off the resevoir and the fluid is gone again in a matter of seconds. I have no pressure in my clutch pedal, so I'm assuming its the slave cylinder again. Also, I can't see a fluid leak, as there's 10 inches of snow beneath the Ex and the fluis is clear :(

      So, here are a few questions I have for you guys:

      Can I be doing something wrong to kill my slave cylinders so quickly?

      Is this just a case of a cheap part that's crapped out? (previous warranty was only for a year, so the current slave cylinder is NOT under warranty)

      Will I be ok to get the slave cylionder alone replaced, since the other parts have under 30K miles on them? If not, what else should be done while the tranny's off?

      Thanks a bunch to anyone who has some insight.
       
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    3. RiverRat

      RiverRat Well-Known Member

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      The slave cylinders are pretty much junk. They have been re-engineered again and again. Still they fail. How hard can it be to make a reliable slave cylinder?

      If you are still under warranty I think all they will replace is the deffective part. You should be ok.
       
    4. Evicerate

      Evicerate New Member

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      I appreciate the response.
      Unfortunately the part is no longer under warranty.

      I agree, how hard is it to make a decent part? The first one lasted 90K miles, why do the others not even last 20K miles?
      And you'd think that if you had such a consumable part youd put it OUTSIDE where a tranny drop is not needed.

      Thanks
       

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