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assembeld and fully retracted



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failed seal




First off, I didn't expect to see that spring there. That means the bearing spins the whole time the engine is running(not just when you disengage the clutch).

Now the seal. Any ideas why the rubber looks like that?
Perhaps cheap quality rubber, or too much heat?

Btw, this failed at 70K miles.
 

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Re: Slave cylinder dissected (rushin_max)

Thanks very much for taking the time and effort to make the cutaways and post the great pics. I couldn't picture in my mind what it looked like before your post.
 

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was there no green rubber going around the outside of it ?
 

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Re: Slave cylinder dissected (rushin_max)

Great dissection!

Mine failed in the same way. Slave cylinder bore was fine, seal was in the same shape as yours. The bearing itself was fine, with 125K on it.
 

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Re: Slave cylinder dissected (rogersampson)

So a 20 cent seal is what causes the need for a thousand dollar repair? Ugh!
 

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Re: Slave cylinder dissected (Hi Alt R)

Nah, that seal has gotta run at least $3!
 

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Re: Slave cylinder dissected (Hi Alt R)

Quote, originally posted by Hi Alt R »
So a 20 cent seal is what causes the need for a thousand dollar repair? Ugh!

Try 3 thousand

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great pics
 

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Re: Slave cylinder dissected (FEO)

Quote, originally posted by rushin_max »

First off, I didn't expect to see that spring there. That means the bearing spins the whole time the engine is running(not just when you disengage the clutch).
Huh. So, resting your foot on the clutch makes no difference in these cars?

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Now the seal. Any ideas why the rubber looks like that?
Perhaps cheap quality rubber, or too much heat?

Btw, this failed at 70K miles.
Where's that seal exactly?

Maybe changing the brake/clutch fluid more often would be a solution to this problem?

Quote, originally posted by FEO »

Try 3 thousand
Really? I'm seeing $2k at the most.
 

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Re: Slave cylinder dissected (rushin_max)

heh, our company firewall says your image hosting site has a "bad reputation" and refuses to show the pics..
 

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Re: Slave cylinder dissected (StarmanDXE)

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Huh. So, resting your foot on the clutch makes no difference in these cars?

Really? I'm seeing $2k at the most.
That's even worse then! 20 cent gasket failure causes $2K repair.
 

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Re: Slave cylinder dissected (Mika)

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heh, our company firewall says your image hosting site has a "bad reputation" and refuses to show the pics..

That's HR lingo for "get your a** back to work"
 

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Re: Slave cylinder dissected (Hi Alt R)

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That's even worse then! 20 cent gasket failure causes $2K repair.
Well, what I'm expecting to pay is $700~$800 for labor and ~$400 for parts.
 

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Maybe I am stupid but if the seal is only going bad why not just replace seal when repairing? Why $400 for parts? Also any symptoms of a slave going bad?
 

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Maybe I am stupid but if the seal is only going bad why not just replace seal when repairing? Why $400 for parts? Also any symptoms of a slave going bad?
$210 for the clutch kit, $115 for the slave cylinder, few dollars here and there for seals and fluids.

Oh, and perhaps a ~$200(?) to get the flywheel resurfaced.

I'm still wondering where exactly this seal is. I'm guessing it's not easily accessible? And, might as well replace it (as it's is the throw-out bearing...)

Symptoms of a bad slave:
-car leaks brake/clutch fluid
-clutch goes down and doesn't come back up!
 

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Re: Slave cylinder dissected (StarmanDXE)

Quote, originally posted by StarmanDXE »

Well, what I'm expecting to pay is $700~$800 for labor and ~$400 for parts.
That's what I said at first. Others said higher. I did look at the other slave cylinder thread and 1500 seems average. It is still bad for a 20 cent piece of rubber (or whatever it is made of). I guess that with a MY 2004 (purchased June 2003) that I am lucky (with 42k miles) that I have not had to have the slave cylinder replaced.
 

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was there no green rubber going around the outside of it ?

Nope. I think you're thinking of this one:
 

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Re: (rushin_max)

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Nope. I think you're thinking of this one:
http://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/...3.jpg
Hmm... I wonder if those (newer?) ones fail as badly/often then?

I should end up with an extra one of those soon if you want me to send it to you so you can hack it up...
 

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Re: Slave cylinder dissected (StarmanDXE)

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Huh. So, resting your foot on the clutch makes no difference in these cars?

Well, your foot will add force. The spring is pretty light.
 

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Re: Slave cylinder dissected (LloydDobler)

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Well, your foot will add force. The spring is pretty light.
So, stressing the diaphragm spring is a bad thing as well...?

Or, regardless of the fact that the throw-out bearing is always spinning, the extra force from having your foot on it will cause it to wear differently/more?
 
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