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2001 mercury cougar, master cylinder ran dry because slave cylinder below is leaking at the firewall. I filled the master cylinder and tried bleeding the clutch at the transmission until fluid stream consistent. I still have no clutch. There is a rubber hose that runs from the bottom of the master cylinder to the firewall (in to slave cylinder), immediately below that is where it's leaking from (slave cylinder out). The clutch was working fine prior to the leak. Do I need to replace the clutch when I replace the slave cylinder?

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No, you don't need to replace the clutch itself.
Don't be surprised if the slave cylinder replacement doesn't fix it.
Could be the master cylinder.

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