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Old April 5th, 2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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Bought a 94 sploder few months back. Guy claimed he replaced slave cylinder. Later Noticed that first gear was hard and clutch pedal not as much travel as before. I checked the reservoir and it was empty. I figure fine since I didn't check it. Well a month later (last night) I was doing some light wheeling and I notice I have damn near no clutch pedal again. Check the res and it's empty again. But I have been checking weekly and it's been fine. I had to slip the clutch aggressively to get over a few obstacles but otherwise was just splashing through some puddles on a trail. Bad slave? I heard dot 3 evaps easily, maybe from slipping clutch? Idk fluid level has been fine until last night but it's also not the first time apparently. If it's coming back apart I'm changing everything.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 05:13 AM   #2
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Did you check to see if fluid is running down the inside of the firewall from a failed clutch master cylinder?
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Old April 8th, 2011, 07:58 AM   #3
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I Bled it yesterday. Removed master from firewall. Tried the pump and bleed, gravity method, vacuum pump, and pressure method. Spent way too long bleeding it. Have no pedal.

Now if I open the bleeder and hit the pedal fluid shoots out nice and clean. but there is absolutely no sign if anything happening at the the clutch via inspection hole. My guess would be a faulty slave.
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The M50D slaves are horrible... it is most likely shot... I went through like 2 slaves in one year with my ranger. Just make sure to get the ones with a lifetime warranty...
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I bought a clutch kit (clutch, pressure plate) and master/slave combo for 268 shipped rock auto. It was the slave. Old clutch was prolly 80% or better. But I didn't know and didn't want to do it again. Clutch pedal feels great now very unlike what it was. Thanks for the tips.
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