Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Originally Posted by cccpastorjack
My '02 has about 42k miles and with all this talk about Slave cylinder failure, I was wondering if anyone knew how much (approx) it costs to have it replaced as preventative maintenance. Is it significantly cheaper than having the clutch replaced too once it fails? Of course, I would have the weep hole drilled at that time. Just wondering if the savings is sufficient to merit the job?
It is more than just significantly different!
The slave cylinder itself is about $100, with a little additional for the seals for the hydraulic lines to it, and grease for the splines. I estimate about 3 hours labor by an experienced mechanic.
The clutch on the other hand adds several hundred dollars in parts, and probably an additional 24-30 hours labor. That job usually runs $12-1400.
So, if you have the initiative to save a LOT of money later, then get the drilling done if nothing else, and since you have around 40K miles on it, go ahead and replace the slave cylinder while in there.
The hard part is finding a dealer who is progressive and knowledgeable enough to do the drilling, otherwise look for a regional tech party you can get to and get help doing it yourself.
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