Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 07:15:16 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <""Malt_Hound\"nospamm-me not*">
Subject: Re: Clutch Slave or piping?

LC wrote: > I recently replaced my clutch master cylinder. I'm getting conditions where > my clutch sticks, can't pull the car out of gear, etc. There's always a > nice little puddle of hydraulic fluid. The saab faq's state that's usually > the slave cylinder, but I'm not too certain that it might not be the piping > between the master/slave. > > Any ideas? Also.. any ideas what I might look at to have someone do it for > me? I could pull, and reseat the slave and clutch. Problem is, I can't > pressure bleed the thing.. I don't have the equipment. Well, the fact that you see a puddle of fluid says that you have a leak. Yes it could be from the slave cylinder or it could be from the piping from the master to the slave or it could be the new master cylinder for that matter. If it is hard to see where the fluid is coming from or the fluid seems to be coming from inside the transmission bell housing then the chances are good it is the slave cylinder leaking. You don't need the pressure bleeding equipment until after you find and fix the leak. -- -Fred W

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