Clutch Slave Cylinder Repair

Use the slave cylinder repair form and we'll arrange quotes from independant local clutch repair garages & mobile mechanics to repair or replace your clutch slave cylinder

Slave Cylinder Replacement

Hydraulic Clutch Operation - Master & Slave

Clutch and Gearbox - Power Transmission
A hydraulic clutch helps control the transfer of power from the engine to the drive wheels via fluid flow between 2 pistons: a master and slave

Hydraulic Fluid Flow
Hydraulic Clutch fluid travels from the clutch master cylinder to the clutch slave cylinder when the clutch pedal is depressed

Clutch Pedal and Piston Power
Depressing the clutch pedal operates a piston in the master cylinder that forces hydraulic clutch fluid under pressure into the slave cylinder to operate the clutch plate mechanism and transfer drive power

Hydraulic Fluid - Air Bubbles & Leaks

Leaking pipes and seals
When there is insufficient fluid in the hydraulic system or reservoir; then pressing the clutch pedal may not fully engage/disengage the clutch making gear change difficult leave the car stuck in gear

Air bubbles
Unlike loss of fluid; air bubbles in the hydraulic system may still allow the clutch to operate but the clutch pedal may seem spongy as the air will compress preventing correct clutch operation