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Bizarre slave cylinder leak

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09-19-02, 07:37 PM   #1  
Bizarre slave cylinder leak

93 Ford ranger, 5 speed, 4 cylinder

Changed clutch, pilot bushing, and throwout bearing a few months ago. Did not notice you have to R&R tranny to change slave cylinder and was not having trouble with it at the time. Just worn out clutch. So didn't touch slave cylinder.

A week or two after the clutch change, clutch actuator ran out of fluid. Had to bleed and refill. This has happened 3 or 4 times since changing clutch and have pretty much determined the leak is inside tranny.

Strange thing is it only seems to leak out when sitting still for a day or three. Fluid level does not seem to change over the course of a day or two's regular driving. But then all of a sudden the resivoir is empty one day and no clutch operation.

What did I do to cause the leak? Why does it seem intermittent?

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09-20-02, 05:37 AM   #2  
The slave or clutch cylinder itself is the likely cause of the leak in most cases...it should have been changed at the time the clutch was done.

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