Mazda B-Series 1998-06

Slave (Actuator) Cylinder

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Slave cylinder

Before performing any service that requires removal of the slave cylinder, the master cylinder and pushrod must be disconnected from the clutch pedal. If not disconnected, permanent damage to the master cylinder assembly will occur if the clutch pedal is depressed while the slave cylinder is disconnected.



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Fig. View of the clutch line coupling removal tool

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the coupling at the transmission, using the clutch coupling removal tool T88T-70522-A or equivalent. Slide the white plastic sleeve toward the slave cylinder while applying a slight tug on the tube.
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  5. Remove the transmission assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the slave cylinder-to-transmission retaining bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove the slave cylinder from the transmission input shaft.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Fit the slave cylinder over the transmission input shaft with the bleed screws and coupling facing the left side of the transmission.
  2.  
  3. Install the slave cylinder retaining bolts. Torque to 13-19 ft. lbs. (18-26Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the transmission.
  6.  
  7. Reconnect the coupling to the slave cylinder.
  8.  
  9. Bleed the system.
  10.  
  11. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  12.  


WARNING
Brake fluid contains polyglycol ethers and polyglycols. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. If brake fluid contacts eyes, flush eyes with running water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists. If taken internally, drink water and induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.


CAUTION
Brake fluid is harmful to painted and plastic surfaces. If brake fluid is spilled onto a painted or plastic surface, wash it immediately with water.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the transaxle
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the clutch slave cylinder tube and plug it to prevent excess fluid loss.
  8.  
  9. Remove the clutch slave cylinder bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the clutch slave cylinder.
  12.  


WARNING
Brake fluid contains polyglycol ethers and polyglycols. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. If brake fluid contacts eyes, flush eyes with running water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists. If taken internally, drink water and induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.


CAUTION
Brake fluid is harmful to painted and plastic surfaces. If brake fluid is spilled onto a painted or plastic surface, wash it immediately with water. Remove the clutch slave cylinder to clutch line adapter.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the transaxle
  6.  
  7. Remove the clutch slave cylinder bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove the clutch slave cylinder.
  10.  
  11. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Torque slave cylinder bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (Nm).
  12.  
  13. Bleed the air from the system.
  14.  

 
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