Corvette 1997-2005

Slave (Actuator) Cylinder

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the left instrument panel lower insulator panel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the clutch master cylinder rod retainer.
  6.  
  7. Remove the clutch master cylinder rod from the clutch pedal.
  8.  
  9. Remove the windshield washer solvent container.
  10.  
  11. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Remove the clutch actuator cylinder hose from the hose retaining clip, at the rear of the engine.
  14.  
  15. Using a Clutch Line Separator J-36221, depress the white circular release ring on the actuator hose and simultaneously pull lightly on the master cylinder hose to disconnect.
  16.  
  17. Protect both hose coupling ends from dirt and damage.
  18.  
  19. Remove the driveline support assembly and transaxle from the vehicle.
  20.  
  21. Remove the clutch actuator cylinder mounting bolts.
  22.  
  23. Remove the clutch actuator cylinder from the driveline support assembly.
  24.  

To install:

  1. Install the clutch actuator cylinder into position on the driveline support assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install the actuator cylinder mounting bolts and tighten to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the driveline support assembly and transaxle to the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Connect the clutch actuator cylinder hose to the clutch master cylinder hose. Push together the clutch hydraulic hose quick connect fittings, then pull back on the fittings to verify engagement.
  8.  
  9. Check the hydraulic hoses for twists of kinks.
  10.  
  11. Install the clutch actuator cylinder hose to the hose retaining clip (at the rear of the engine).
  12.  
  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Install the clutch master cylinder rod to the clutch pedal.
  16.  
  17. Install the clutch master cylinder rod retainer.
  18.  
  19. Install the left lower insulator panel.
  20.  
  21. Connect the negative battery cable.
  22.  
  23. Bleed the clutch hydraulic system.
  24.  


WARNING
The clutch hydraulic system uses brake fluid to control hydraulic operation. Never reuse brake fluid. Any brake fluid that is removed from the system should be discarded. Also, do not allow any brake fluid to come in contact with a painted surface; it will damage the paint.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the left instrument panel lower insulator panel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the clutch master cylinder rod retainer.
  6.  
  7. Remove the clutch master cylinder rod from the clutch pedal.
  8.  
  9. Remove the windshield washer solvent container.
  10.  
  11. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Remove the clutch actuator cylinder hose from the hose retaining clip, at the rear of the engine.
  14.  
  15. Using a Clutch Line Separator J-36221, depress the white circular release ring on the actuator hose and simultaneously pull lightly on the master cylinder hose to disconnect.
  16.  
  17. Protect both hose coupling ends from dirt and damage.
  18.  
  19. Remove the driveline support assembly and transaxle from the vehicle.
  20.  
  21. Remove the clutch actuator cylinder mounting bolts.
  22.  
  23. Remove the clutch actuator cylinder from the driveline support assembly.
  24.  

To install:

  1. Install the clutch actuator cylinder into position on the driveline support assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install the actuator cylinder mounting bolts and tighten to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the driveline support assembly and transaxle to the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Connect the clutch actuator cylinder hose to the clutch master cylinder hose. Push together the clutch hydraulic hose quick connect fittings, then pull back on the fittings to verify engagement.
  8.  
  9. Check the hydraulic hoses for twists of kinks.
  10.  
  11. Install the clutch actuator cylinder hose to the hose retaining clip (at the rear of the engine).
  12.  
  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Install the clutch master cylinder rod to the clutch pedal.
  16.  
  17. Install the clutch master cylinder rod retainer.
  18.  
  19. Install the left lower insulator panel.
  20.  
  21. Connect the negative battery cable.
  22.  
  23. Bleed the clutch hydraulic system.
  24.  

 
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