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I was driving and my clutch hit the floor, I think it may be the slave cylinder or master cylinder. Im preatty familiar wih cars and wonddered if this was something I could repleace myself?

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  • kahiltaylor Oct 10, 2009

    i gave it a shot but could get the master cylinder out from its original place and also cannot find the slave cylinder. Any advice for these problems? Do I have to take the steering column out to get to the master cylinder?

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Yes, If you feel you have the mechanical ability this fix should not be too difficult. Ber certain to bleed al of the air for the clutch line assleble after the repair.
I hope this may have helped,
Tom

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