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Slave cylinder not working

How does one know for sure that the problem is the slave cylinder if the transmission won't go into gear? There are no leaks visible. If the problem is the clutch, wouldn't it buck and **** before it goes out?

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  • ingramj Dec 21, 2008

    That's what I was afraid of. However, is there an access panel or dust cover to see if the actuator is moving?

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Not always, You can check your hydraulics, get a buddy to put thier foot on the clutch pedal and you look under the truck to see if the clutch actuator is moving. if it is moving enough to engage the clutch, then pull the transmission and check the clutch. not difficult but heavy if 4 whell drive.

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  • glenn chambers Dec 22, 2008

    if you look under the truck follow the hydraulic pipe down from the clutch master cylinder, this enters the slave cylinder, the rod on the end of this is what you need to watch, if this moves when the clutch pedal is pressed(it should have upto 20mm of travel) and there are no signs of leakage the fault is further in.

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