Clutch slave cylinder - removing and refitting

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Clutch slave cylinder - removing and refitting

Post by jay-ninja » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:56 pm

Okay, here's my problem and the scenario that led up to it...

I needed to fit a new front sprocket cover and so I removed the clutch slave cylinder - When I refitted everything I'd lost pressure - I didn't realise roving the cylinder would cause this ?

So, is it a case of just bleeding the system ??

Any advice welcomed.

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Re: Clutch slave cylinder - removing and refitting

Post by Thirdway » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:44 pm

Not normally. Did you reassemble in correctly-there's a tricky little pin which fits in a slot and it can fall out very easily without it being noticed.

The other possibility is that you didn't undo the clutch slave screw equally and caused the piston to cock itself in the bore-then you might have got a bit of air past the seal, then it needs bleeding. Bleed from the bottom up using a syringe with a bit of pipe connected to the bleed valve. Remember it's mineral oil not the usual hydraulic fluid.

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