Nissan Stanza/200SX/240SX 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Clutch Slave Cylinder

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1


CAUTION
The clutch driven disc contains asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean clutch surface with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any clutch surface! When cleaning clutch surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

  1. Remove the slave cylinder attaching bolts and the pushrod from the shift fork.
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  3. Disconnect the flexible fluid hose from the slave cylinder and remove the unit from the vehicle.
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  5. Install the slave cylinder in the reverse order of removal and bleed the clutch hydraulic system.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Slave cylinder-1989 Stanza

BLEEDING THE CLUTCH HYDRAULIC SYSTEM



See Figures 2, 3 and 4

  1. Check and fill the clutch fluid reservoir to the specified level as necessary. During the bleeding process, continue to check and replenish the reservoir to prevent the fluid level from getting lower than 1 / 2 the specified level.
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  3. Remove the dust cap from the bleeder screw on the clutch slave cylinder (and clutch piping connector if so equipped) and connect a tube to the bleeder screw and insert the other end of the tube into a clean glass or metal container.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Run a hose from the bleeder screw into a clear container filled with brake fluid



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Fig. Fig. 3: Pump the clutch pedal several times and then open the bleeder screw



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Fig. Fig. 4: Bleeding procedure - 240SX

Take precautionary measures to prevent the brake fluid from getting on any painted surfaces.

  1. Pump the clutch pedal SLOWLY several times, hold it down and loosen the bleeder screw.
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  3. Tighten the bleeder screw and release the clutch pedal gradually. Repeat this operation until air bubbles disappear from the brake fluid being expelled out through the bleeder screw.
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  5. Repeat until all evidence of air bubbles completely disappears from the brake fluid being pumped out through the tube.
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  7. When the air is completely removed, securely tighten the bleeder screw and replace the dust cap.
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  9. Check and refill the master cylinder reservoir as necessary.
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  11. Depress the clutch pedal several times to check the operation of the clutch and check for leaks.
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