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Old 01-02-2010, 03:21 PM
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1980 240D Clutch Problem-Fluid Leak Pictures

Here's a couple pictures of where the fluid is.....obviously the slave cylinder is leaking.
But what about the leaking from the front of the tranny? Could that be dripping down from the slave cylinder all the way from the back of the tranny?
Please let me know what you think.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:48 PM
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Can't really see much. Those pics are tiny.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:18 PM
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Yes, it could leak and run back and drop off a much different place.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:45 PM
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Not sure I understand your question. Isn't the slave cylinder in front of the tranny? Pictures are too small to tell much. Leaks will typically migrate to the lowest spot available to drip from
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Here's a couple pictures of where the fluid is.....obviously the slave cylinder is leaking.
But what about the leaking from the front of the tranny? Could that be dripping down from the slave cylinder all the way from the back of the tranny?
Please let me know what you think.
Thanks.
Jay
I would just change out the slave, its the cheapest part of the system, easiest to do, and sounds like its the cause of your problem.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:43 PM
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Yeah change out the slave, if enough fluid leaks out and with enough pressure, it would leak down to the bottom of the bell housing where the transmission meets crank case. That's why that hole is there.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:32 AM
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Don't you need to bleed all the brakes after you change out the slave?

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Old 01-03-2010, 11:37 AM
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No. The systems share a common reservoir but not a common pressure system.
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The reservoirs are separate (sort of) for the brake and clutch so you shouldn't have to bleed the brakes.

You would have to bleed the clutch though and many people do that with the front brake.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:33 PM
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There is a partition in the reservoir, so they are essentially separate, they just share the same filler cap. Bleeding the clutch can be a bit of a pain. Try through the brakes first, but that doesn't always work, so you may just have to do it the old fashioned way.
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