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Old 22 Sep 2009, 02:53 pm
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Default Clutch slave bad?

New to forum. 2001 Limited 2.4
Searched this issue and it appears that symptoms would call for replacing clutch slave cylinder - any comments about this would be appreciated before I go that direction. Here are the symptoms:

Started the engine but was unable to get it into any gear. Turned off engine, and was able to engage all gears while off. Put it in first. Restarted engine and it wanted to creep forward while clutch fully depressed.

Searched this forum, and found a similar problem. They had pumped the clutch several times with the car was in neutral and engine running. After that everything worked fine for a while, but eventually they had to replace the slave.

I tried the same thing, and got the same results. Works fine for a while - then I have the problem again. Go thru the pump clutch procedure, and all is again okay for a while. Obviously, whatever the problem is, it's going to blow for good soon!

What do you think - Replace clutch slave?
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Old 22 Sep 2009, 08:24 pm
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Default Re: Clutch slave bad?

The system comes complete. Master, slave and fluid. Not very hard to do if you have some mechanical skills.
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Old 24 Sep 2009, 01:24 pm
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Be glad it's not the turbo. That replacement starts with removing the transmission....
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Old 24 Sep 2009, 10:55 pm
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Be glad it's not the turbo. That replacement starts with removing the transmission....
I would respectfully disagree with that. I believe you can pull the turbo from the top of the bay and the trans is on the other side of the bay.. Now for some of the lines, you probably need to be a contortionist but I've known way to many guys who have swapped turbo's in the garage..

Would go for slave issue, known to be a "sometimes" issue..
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Old 25 Sep 2009, 09:21 am
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We could probably go back and forth. Maybe someone that has changed one in a turbo could chime in and break the tie. I am reasonably sure that the release cyl is integral to the release bearing and both completely encircle the splined end of the driveshaft. Impossible to non-destructively remove from the car without removing the trannie from the engine. I have never done one on a turbo PT but Mazda and Ford mid sized pickups are the same pain in the rear....

If I owned a turbo, I would change the fluid weekly ... not really but you get my drift.
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