Ram Truck 1500, 2500 & 3500 (2006-2008)

Master & Slave (Actuator) Cylinders

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Removal & Installation




WARNING
The hydraulic linkage has a quick disconnect at the slave cylinder. This fitting should never be disconnected or tampered with. Once the hydraulic line is connected to the slave cylinder, it should never be disconnected.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support vehicle.
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  5. Remove nuts attaching slave cylinder to studs on clutch housing .
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  7. Remove heat shield over hydraulic line.
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  9. Remove slave cylinder from clutch housing.
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  11. Remove the plastic clip securing the hydraulic line to the dash panel from the lower dash panel flange.
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  13. Remove the plastic clip securing hydraulic line to the dash panel from the upper dash panel stud.
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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  17. Disconnect clutch pedal interlock switch connector.
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  19. Remove clutch master cylinder rod pin.
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  21. Verify that cap on clutch master cylinder reservoir is tight. This will avoid spillage during removal.
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  23. Remove clutch master cylinder nuts holding cylinder to the dash panel.
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  25. Remove clutch cylinders, reservoir and connecting lines from vehicle.

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    Fig. Clutch master cylinder (1) and related parts



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    Fig. Clutch slave cylinder and retaining nuts

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To install:

  1. Position cylinders and connecting line in vehicle engine compartment. Position the clutch hydraulic line against the dash panel and behind all engine hoses and wiring.
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  3. Apply a light coating of grease to the inside diameter of the master cylinder push rod eye.
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  5. Install clutch master cylinder on dash panel and tighten clutch master cylinder nuts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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  7. Install clutch master cylinder push rod pin.
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  9. Connect clutch pedal position interlock switch connector.
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  11. Install the plastic clip securing hydraulic line to the dash panel into the lower dash panel flange.
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  13. Install the plastic clip securing hydraulic line to the dash panel onto the upper dash panel stud.
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  15. Raise the vehicle.
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  17. Install slave cylinder and verify cylinder rod is properly seated in release lever.
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  19. Install and tighten slave cylinder nuts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
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  21. If new clutch linkage is being installed, connect the clutch hydraulic line to the clutch slave cylinder.
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  23. Install heat shield over hydraulic line.
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  25. Operate the linkage several times to verify proper operation.
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