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      11-27-2012, 03:11 AM   #1
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Blown slave cylinder after clutch install

So I have been very careful so far in my clutch install and put in a new throwout bearing & pilot bearing see image of post install here... http://bit.ly/TnDyM1

Got the slave cylinder in and the pedal fell to the floor... And boom it exploded with slight pressure. Dripping brake fluid all over the place. Never
did open the line so didnt think it would need bleeding.

What went wrong?
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      11-27-2012, 04:42 AM   #2
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Looks like you put the slave cylinder in at an angle and it didn't engage with the clutch when you pressed the pedal. The push rod in the slave cylinder pops out and fluid pisses out
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Looks like you put the slave cylinder in at an angle and it didn't engage with the clutch when you pressed the pedal. The push rod in the slave cylinder pops out and fluid pisses out
Exactly. You missed the release lever with the pushrod on the slave cylinder. It happens. You may be able to push it back together and put the rubber dust seal back on. You'll just have to bleed the clutch. You may be able to get away with topping off the brake fluid reservoir (must be pretty full, at or above the MAX mark) and pumping up the pedal with your hand. You will have to pull the pedal up, wait a second, push down, wait a second, pull up, repeat about 100 times. You will feel the pedal getting firmer if this method is successful.
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Exactly. You missed pumping with your hand. You will have to pull , wait a second, push down, wait a second, pull up, repeat about 100 times. You will feel firmer if this method is successful.
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