Neon, 2000-2005

Slave (Actuator) Cylinder

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Removal & Installation



T-350 Models
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist.
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  3. Remove cotter key from hydraulic tube-to-slave cylinder connection point.
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  5. Using a suitable punch, drive out roll pin and discard.
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  7. Remove slave cylinder mounting bolts.
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  9. Remove slave cylinder from transaxle and separate from hydraulic tube. Allow brake fluid to drain into suitable container.

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    Fig. Clutch slave cylinder (1) and bracket (2) at transaxle-2.0L models

    Clutch slave cylinder (1) and bracket (2) at transaxle-2.0L models
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To Install:

  1. Install the slave cylinder assembly into position on transaxle.
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  3. Tighten slave cylinder-to-transaxle bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
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  5. Connect clutch hydraulic supply tube to slave cylinder. Install NEW roll pin and cotter key.
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  7. Lower vehicle.
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  9. Verify clutch master cylinder reservoir is full. Top off with DOT 3 brake fluid if necessary.
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  11. Bleed clutch hydraulic system. Refer to bleeding procedure in this section.
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  13. Verify proper clutch release system operation.
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T-850 Models
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist.
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  3. Using Tool 6638A, disconnect hydraulic clutch circuit quick connect fitting.
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  5. Remove clutch slave cylinder by lifting nylon tab with a small screwdriver, and then depressing cylinder inward toward case and rotating cylinder 60° counter-clockwise.

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    Fig. Mounting hole (1), slave cylinder (2), access hole (3) and nylon anti-rotation tab (4)

    Mounting hole (1), slave cylinder (2), access hole (3) and nylon anti-rotation tab (4)
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To Install:

  1. Install clutch slave cylinder into position, noting orientation of different sized lugs. While depressing inward, rotate slave cylinder clockwise until nylon locating tab rests in transaxle case cutout and the hydraulic tube is vertical.
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  3. Connect -quick-connect- connection until an audible -click- is heard. Verify connection by pulling outward on connection.
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  5. Lower vehicle.
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