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Old 03-19-2003, 07:29 AM
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clutch master cylinder repair

hi my clutch master cylinder located on top of my clutch pedal is leaking fluid. so i decided to take off the clutch master cylinder and try to fix it , i think i just need a repair kit to seal it off. can anyone tell me step by step how to install the repair kit. from what i know i will replace the rubber parts. but my question .. there is a screw located in the middle of the cylinder , if i remove it will i just rescrew it or do i need to do something elso like press the piston then rescrew it. i think the screw is a lock for the piston. anyway just let me know step by step how to install the repair kit thanks
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Old 07-08-2003, 01:45 PM
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Hmmmm... not much response?

Well, I found that my clutch master cylinder is leaking too (1 bottle of fluid every 2 or 3 days...)

The entire brand new m.s. is only $60 here on Fastlane.
I will not be messing with a rebuild kit.
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:31 PM
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my experience is such that i would suggest parting out the slave cylinder too. your car profile indicates a mere 211k miles on the bugger. worth every additional penny in piece of mind. besides bleeding the clutch hydraulics can be a pain. there are suggestions here on the procedure. including the part of bench bleeding the master cylinder. good luck.
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:35 PM
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Save yourself some grief and buy a rebuild. Almost certainly, the cylinder is scuffed, and unless you can hone it, you won't fix the problem at least for very long.
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Old 07-09-2003, 07:37 PM
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janko:
Actually, I just replaced the tranny and thought that I would save time and effort and headache and buy the slave new at that time.
So, bonehead me did not think of getting the master. Now I have to!

Now I am not made of money...but tell me if I am missing something. Why buy a $20 rebuild kit to repair a 20 yr old part when you can buy a BRAND new part for $40?

I like to fix things...but there come a point when it worth it to bite the bullet. either way you still have to remove the part!

Thanks for your help!
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