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I have a 97 thunderbird sport , oil leaking from behind clutch slave cylinder area , is there an oil seal behind cover were it slots into casing, its engine oil

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1998 Triumph Triumph Thunderbird clutch will not disengage

Hi, Scott it's possible otherwise the usual suspects are:
1. Clutch not properly adjusted.
2. Clutch plates rusted together.
3. Hydraulic clutch needs bleeding.
4. Faulty clutch slave cylinder.
5. Faulty clutch ramp mechanism.
6. Broken clutch rod
7. Clutch pack loose on the main shaft.
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Nov 16, 2017 | 1998 Triumph Triumph Thunderbird

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1986 Honda VT 1100 Clutch rod seal leaking

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The slave should not leak. Either it is defective, or there is a mechanical problem with the clutch pressure plate or throwout bearing, and the slave it over extending.

Jun 25, 2011 | Ford Ranger Cars & Trucks

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Where is the bleeder screw for the clutch on kawasaki kmean streak

The clutch slave cylinder is behind the left engine cover. Very simple job to remove. Remove foot peg and shifter and a few bolts and cover comes off. Also no oil will leak out of this cover.

Jun 29, 2010 | 2002 kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Meanstreak

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Where is the bleeder for Vulcan 1500 clutch?

It is under the left engin cover. You have to remove the shifter and the footpeg or floorboard too. Then remove the 4 or 5 allen bolts and the cover will come right off. No oil or anything will leak when this cover is removed. You will see the clutch slave cylinder behind this cover. I found the best way to bleed the clutch is to fill the master and open the slave and let it drip for a while (gravity bleed) Do not let the cylinder at top run low while you are doing this. After a 10 minutes or so, tighten slave then refill cylinder and do the old pump and drain bleed a few times. I found that it works better with the cover installed on the cylinder when pumping to bleed clutch.

May 15, 2010 | 1996 kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic

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I have a 2000 Saab 93e, the clutch petal drop to

Is the clutch fluid reservoir empty? If so you have a leak as the fluid will not appreciably go down even with years of use. Check around the foot well inside the car and around the reservoir tank for signs of fluid loss. If the foot well carpet is soaked it is likely the master cylinder seal needs replacing. If the area around the reservoir is wet then the union from the reservoir or to the pipe connected to the slave cylinder needs to be tightened from the reservoir. If there is no sign of a leak then the leak is associated with the clutch slave cylinder, either at the pipe union, the bleed nipple or the cylinder seal. The first two will be obvious to identify on the cylinder itself. The seal leak may well be indicated by drips coming from the junction between the gear box bell housing and the engine block. The slave clutch can usually be refurbished with a repair kit that includes a new seal. Take care when removing the clutch fluid feed pipe not to bend or damage it so that it can be easily re-used when reinstalling the salve cylinder.

May 07, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

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Bled the clutch and slave cylinder on 97 suzuki sidekick sport and I still have no clutch pedal

You may have a worn out clutch master cylinder. Check if there's fluid leak at the rear portion of the cylinder.

Jul 08, 2009 | 1997 Suzuki Sidekick

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Clutch leaking

remove cylinder ,strip the seal and piston out ,rub bore with some fine emery papery (wet and dry) oil paper first then clean and refit with a new seal.mount slave cylinder quick bleed and job done

Jun 21, 2009 | 1998 Nissan Pathfinder

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Clutch stopped working

The clutch reservoir is on the bulkhead / firewall by the brake fluid reservoir under the bonnet / hood. Its likely to be low or out of fluid. If this is the case its more than likely that you have a leak from the master cylinder or slave cylinder. First have a look from the clutch pedal side for any signs of fluid around the firewall area. Then follow the pipe from the master cylinder down to the gearbox bellhousing. The slave cylinder is what it attaches to. Chances are there will be a leak from under the rubber boot where the rod exits. In some cases you will have to remove it from the bell housing to check for leak. You can usually leave the pipework on at this stage. Carefully prize of the dust cover and check for leaks. Be careful not to let it drip in your eyes. If its leaking remove completely and replace it or the seals. Refit and bleed the clutch after topping up reservoir.
Cheers John

Dec 14, 2008 | 1991 Nissan Pathfinder

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