Toyota Corolla 1988-1997 Repair Guide

Clutch Release (Slave) Cylinder

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

Do not spill brake fluid on the painted surface of the vehicle.

  1. Raise the vehicle and safely support it with jackstands or equivalent.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the clutch slave cylinder

  1. If necessary, remove the under covers to gain access to the release cylinder.
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  3. Remove the clutch fork return spring.
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  5. Unfasten the hydraulic line from the release cylinder by removing its retaining nut.
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  7. Remove the release cylinder retaining nuts and remove the cylinder.
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To install:
  1. Reinstall the cylinder to the clutch housing and tighten the bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
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  3. Connect the hydraulic line and tighten it to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
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  5. Install the clutch release spring.
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  7. Bleed the system and remember to top up the fluid in the master cylinder when finished.
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  9. Install the under covers as necessary. Lower the car to the ground.
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HYDRAULIC SYSTEM BLEEDING



If any maintenance on the clutch system was performed or the system is suspected of containing air, bleed the system. Brake fluid will remove the paint from any surface. If the brake fluid spills onto any painted surface, wash it off immediately with soap and water.

  1. Fill the clutch reservoir with brake fluid. Check the reservoir level frequently and add fluid as needed.
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  3. Connect one end of a vinyl tube to the clutch release cylinder bleeder plug and submerge the other end into a container half-filled with brake fluid.
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  5. Slowly pump the clutch pedal several times.
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  7. Have an assistant hold the clutch pedal down and loosen the bleeder plug until fluid starts to run out of the bleeder plug. You will notice air bubbles mixed in with the fluid.
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  9. Repeat the last two steps until all the air bubbles are removed from the system.
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  11. Tighten the bleeder plug when all the air is gone.
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  13. Refill the master cylinder to the proper level as required.
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  15. Check the system for leaks.
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