Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Slave Cylinder

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Only the Sebring coupe and Avenger models with manual transaxle are equipped with a hydraulic clutch actuation system, which utilizes a master and slave cylinder.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder assembly

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the necessary underhood components in order to gain access to the clutch slave cylinder (also sometimes called a release cylinder or actuator).
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  5. Disconnect the hydraulic line and allow the system to drain.
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  7. Remove the bolts and pull the slave cylinder from the transaxle housing.
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To install:
  1. Lubricate all pivot points with grease.
  2.  
  3. Mount the slave cylinder to the transaxle and tighten the bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
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  5. Connect the hydraulic line and tighten to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Fill the system with clean brake fluid meeting DOT 3 or DOT 4 specifications.
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  9. Bleed the clutch hydraulic system.
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  11. Check and adjust the clutch pedal height, as necessary.
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Hydraulic System Bleeding

See Figure 2


WARNING
The clutch hydraulic system uses DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid. Use care, since brake fluid is harmful to painted surfaces.

  1. Fill the reservoir with clean DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the bleed screw, and have an assistant press the clutch pedal to the floor.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Location of the slave cylinder bleeder screw

  1. Tighten the bleed screw and release the clutch pedal.
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  3. Repeat the procedure until the fluid is free of air bubbles.
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It is suggested that a hose be attached to the bleeder with the other end immersed in a container at least half full of brake fluid during the bleeding operation. Do not allow the reservoir to run out of fluid during bleeding.

  1. Refill the reservoir with clean brake fluid.
  2.  
  3. Check the clutch for proper operation.
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