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Slave Cylinder- I had no idea.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tylerm5000, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Jul 28, 2011 at 6:00 AM

    Tylerm5000 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2011
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    1995.5 2.7l reg cab 4x4 5-speed red pearl
    Alcan stock height 4-leaf springs, greaseable main eye bolts, OME greaseable shackles, all energy suspension bushings, 2-row extra deep radiator, KYB gas-a-just shocks. ALL LED exterior and interior lighting including custom tail lights and blinkers.
    I had no idea that the slave cylinder could be greased under the boot. I had this horrible ringing noise that would only go away if I pushed in the clutch, and it was embarrassing. I tried greasing where the rod hits the fork with moly grease and it never worked. Until I recently went to grease it again. I moved the rod off of the fork and I discovered that the boot slips off the cylinder and that the rod just sits in a slot in the piston. I greased it with a tiny bit of synthetic grease with moly and replaced the rod and boot. I re- greased the fork and rod and it is silent!!!

    I just never had the time to figure it out. It was super annoying.

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