Saab 2000-06

Slave (Actuator) Cylinder

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Bleeding



Perform this procedure if the gearbox is removed. If the gearbox is not removed, refer to Hydraulic System Bleeding to bleed slave cylinder.

  1. Connect a 450 mm long piece of clean, transparent 8 mm plastic hose to the slave cylinder delivery pipe connection.
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  3. Fully depress the release bearing once and then release it. The slave cylinder seal remains in its inner position.
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  5. Fill the plastic hose with brake fluid to a level of about 350 mm.
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  7. Connect Pressure/vacuum pump (30 14 883) to the plastic hose. Use a 6 mm plastic hose (this is used to provide a tight seal).
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  9. Pump up pressure until the slave cylinder seal moves out and brake fluid runs down into the slave cylinder. The pressure increases when the seal has reached its farthest point.
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  11. Remove the pressure/vacuum pump and carefully press in the release bearing to its stop. Note the air bubbles in the plastic hose.
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  13. Repeat points 5 to 6 a few times until no air bubbles are visible in the hose.
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  15. Leave the slave cylinder seal in its innermost position. Drain and remove the plastic hose.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove the gearbox.
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  5. Detach the delivery pipe.
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  7. Remove the three retaining bolts for the slave cylinder and pull it out.
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To install:

  1. Apply thread locking adhesive to the retaining bolts
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  3. Install slave cylinder and tighten to: 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
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  5. Install the delivery pipe to the slave cylinder. Tighten to: 16 ft. lbs. (22Nm).
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  7. Bleed the slave cylinder before installing the gearbox.
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  9. Install the gearbox.
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  11. Bleed the clutch system.
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