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Changing my clutch?

Okay so I've been feeding the master cylinder fluid every couple of days. My clutch just starts to go soft, but comes right back fine when I add fluid. I'm thinking I need to change the slave cylinder? I don't know if anybody else has had this problem or not, but maybe they can enlighten me. I've never changed a clutch so what do I need to know. I've done a number of things like changing brakes, working on EGR, etc. I know you have to drop the tranny for starters. From the sounds of this I better change the clutch plate, pilot bearing, etc. Maybe there's something easier I can do, but I doubt it with my luck.
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Very common problem with the slave cylinder.
Use the search button at the top of the pane for it .
BUT BE SITTING DOWN.
There's probably a hundred posts for it.

Yes the trans has to come out to change it , so might as well replace the clutch and pressure plate and pilot bearing too.
The one issue people have is bleeding the system when you're done.
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I'm beginning to wonder if it might be a bad master cylinder / and or lines to it??? It just leaks a lot of fluid and when fluid is put in it shifts just fine. I'm not having any difficulty in shifting.
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In my experience with my truck the past almost 7 years of ownership, the slaves get changed 3:1 compared to masters. Not always due to failure, but process of elimination(bad master) or good measure since I was in there already(bad trans/engine swap). Just swap the slave...it's always a ticking timebomb.

In regards to order of operations/instructions on doing the job, get yourself a Chilton's or Haynes workshop manual. It's how I did my very first RWD clutch swap and please do search through the forum. I've posted quite a number of times very specific tips and tricks on the process.

PS: Please create a signature telling us a little about your truck....year, 4x4 or 2wd, engine, trans, mods, etc... It helps us help you.
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the job is not hard to do with the right tools. it is very labor intensive though so be prepared to have some down time for a few days if you have never done one before
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gotta question- my clutch wouldnt release and i bought a new slave and put it in and bled ...still no release. the first time you go to push the clutch, it has pressure, but it takes about 30-45 sec. to get that pressure back. people tell me its a pain to bleed, i just wonder what gives? i tried everything, short of buying a new master, whick i dont think it needs
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i can tell u right now your slave cylinder is leaking. and im 100% sure. last may i was addin fluid to mine every time i drove it. lasted about two weeks and my slave cylinder blew


change that and problem solved. it pissed me off so i replaced my tranny, clutch, flywheel, slave cylinder and master cylinder. no reason to spend alot of money on a slave cylinder either its not gonna last a long time.
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gotta question- my clutch wouldnt release and i bought a new slave and put it in and bled ...still no release. the first time you go to push the clutch, it has pressure, but it takes about 30-45 sec. to get that pressure back. people tell me its a pain to bleed, i just wonder what gives? i tried everything, short of buying a new master, whick i dont think it needs
Click this link luckymac it might help ya!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgNTDGwcjZc
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