Manual transmission vehicles use either a clutch cable or a hydraulic system. If your vehicle has a hydraulic clutch, it is necessary that you inspect your clutch master cylinder when checking all other fluids. You can refer to your stock car manual to know what grade of brake fluid your vehicle requires. The clutch master cylinder head located on the firewall is basically next to the brake master cylinder. Primarily, its function is to transfer the clutch pedal pressure to release the clutch. To know whether the clutch master cylinder is failing is not that hard.
One indication is when the pedal slowly goes to the floor as you rest your foot on the clutch pedal. The clutch master cylinder makes use of its own reservoir to hold the fluid used in the clutch hydraulic system. It is a smart idea to grab a clutch slave cylinder as well if you wish to replace the clutch master cylinder. Be certain that you regularly flush the clutch hydraulic system each time you flush the brakes. Failure to flush the fluid will develop rust in the clutch system causing the clutch master cylinder to become defective. Water is truly the enemy of this component.
The clutch slave cylinder is basically located at the transmission. Its prime purpose is to disengage the clutch when you depress the clutch pedal employing the hydraulic pressure. As already mentioned and just the same, it is recommended that the clutch master cylinder must also be changed during a clutch slave cylinder replacement since these two units oftentimes fail simultaneously. Speaking of replacement, Parts Train got them all for you. We are proud to offer the complete line of products from Bendix like the Bendix clutch master cylinder. Give us a try and you'll be asking for more!
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