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Old 24 Aug 2009, 12:15 pm
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Default Clutch Master/Slave Cylinder Replacement

Hi fellow Cruisers:

I ran upon this forum while searching for information on clutch repairs. My 2006 Cruiser with standard tranny is hurting. It is very difficult to put the car into gear while sitting idle. It is less difficult when shifting in motion, but certainly not smooth like it was when I got it. I have had 2 certified techs look at it and both have said that a Clutch Master and Slave cylinder are in order. Both techs wanted around $1000 in parts and labor.

OK, so I am unemployed and need this car to get to interviews. I looked up parts online and I can get both parts for around $150 total. I looked around on sites like ehow and this repair doesn't seem overly difficult. Now the big question: Could I possibly be able to do this repair myself? I am fairly handy with things, but have never worked on a clutch. The articles I read said this can be done with needlenose pliers and a decent socket set (I have both) so I wouldn't need to buy a ton of tools. Does anyone know of a step by step guide that is model specific to the PT?

Any guidance you can offer is really appreciated. After I do this, I am moving on to a new AC compressor, drier, and expansion valve!

Keep on keepin' on.....

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Old 25 Aug 2009, 10:27 am
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Default Re: Clutch Master/Slave Cylinder Replacement

Is it grinding when you put it in gear or is it just feel real loose and doesn't seem to go in gear? Reason I ask is the bushings on the shifter cables have a bad habit of rotting out. It makes the shifter sloppy and very vague going into gear and some times won't go into certain gears. Other wise the hydraulic assembly is not that hard to put on. The hardest part is getting under the dash to get at bolts and clips. Otherwise it's just a remove and replace job. There is a fair amount of stuff that has to be removed to get to it under the hood though.
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