Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: Can you test the clutch slave cylinder?
If you have over 30,000 miles on the slave, WISE move would be to replace it while you have it apart! Not worth re using one with much mileage on it, you would just be liable for a failure sooner than you would expect.
Also, as John said, check it for dry bore with the piston pushed back, and even more importantly check that the little bearing in the end of the slave piston is spinning freely. That bearing tightening or freezing is likely the failure mode of many, if not most. If the piston spins in the cylinder due to a tight bearing, it is all over!
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