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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (vwguin)

Pretty easy job. just a straight swap. hardest part is bleeding, but if you've bled brakes before its a snap. get a power bleeder, it makes it 100 times quicker
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (VWDriverFoundVW)

Ok thanks.....
this should be fun....
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (vwguin)

One tip--be extra critical about the location of the push rod when you are feeding the slave cylinder into position in the bell housing. The tip of the push rod MUST sit in the depression in the throwout bearing arm. If not, you push in the clutch and the rod pushes on nothing.
Other than that, it's a pretty easy job and pretty accessible for a change.

-Wayne
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (Wayne92SLC)

Wayne: thanks for that tip.....

Jebreh: I was having lighting problem but I got that sorted....

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (Wayne92SLC)

Wayne......... Do yo have any tips on aligning the push rod
and feeding the slave cylinder back into the bell housing????
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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (vwguin)

So the master is jsut as easy? Is the master the same for the brakes or does the clutch has its own master?
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (vwguin)

They are right about it being easy......it took about an hour....i wouldn't be to worried about aligning the rod for the slave clyinder.....it sticks out.....put it in straight and you won't have a problem......just remember to bleed the master clyinder first.

good luck


Modified by EURO_POWER at 2:52 AM 2-18-2004
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (EURO_POWER)

I haven't looked at the stuff in great detail...but there is a bleeder valve on the slave and Master cylinder? What if you use a pressure bleeder?
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (87GolfKart)

No the brakes and the clutch have their own master cylinders..... they just share the same resrvoir........
So you're saying to just put the slave cylinder in and hope it lines up????? Unless the ushrod just aligns itself and isn't "floating"......
Thanks for the tips...
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (vwguin)

Doesn't a pressure bleeder replace the cap over the reservior? So if u pressure bleed it would bleed both brakes and clutch at the same time?
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (87GolfKart)

the pressure bleeder screw onto the brake/clutch fluid reservoir.... and yes it will bleed both brske and clutch systems...
 

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In that case should I finish installing the slave and master and bleed or bleed them one by one if I use a pressure bleeder

sory for the detail questions haha
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (87GolfKart)

just finish putting the master and slve cylinders back on and then bleed the master cylinder and then the slave and all should be good...
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (87GolfKart)

i would say bleed the master clutch cylinder first then move to the slave cylinder....but a never used the presure bleeder before
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (EURO_POWER)

pressure bleeders are fun!!!!!!

well the Bentley says to bleed the clutch master cylinder first and then the slave....
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (vwguin)

thats da thing...if you're sucking the air thru the reservior...why bother bleed them individually? unless you're suppose to pressure bleed one buy one? I hear manual bleeding is tough and takes quite a while to pump that air out
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (87GolfKart)

pressure bleeders push the fluid throught the reservoir into the master and then the slave... its not a vacuum.....
manual bleeding does suck because you need 2 people...
 

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Re: changing the clutch master and slave cylinder..... (vwguin)

thats what lil cousins are 4........it look alittle patients but it worked out
 
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