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Old 05-28-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Clutch Fluid Leaking?

I had my clutch replaced (OEM clutch along with the 'full kit' from what I was told) and flywheel resurfaced back in the beginning of the year.

Last week I noticed that my clutch was slipping when I was above 3000 RPM's if I gave it about 50% or more throttle while in 5th gear on the highway. So I parked the car and noticed there is a dark fluid leaking from the bell housing/transmission area. I imagine this is clutch fluid...

That being said, what has gone wrong and what needs to be done to fix it? Unfortunately, labor only has a 90 day warranty at the shop that did the original work (parts have 6 months, so these are in warranty still).

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Old 05-28-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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It sounds like the slave cylinder to me. It could also be the line going to the slave cylinder.
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Mine did that right away when the wrong slave cylinder was installed. The labor is what kills for a job like that. Weird they only offer 90 days to labor. If it is the slave cylinder, that part is pretty cheap compared.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:37 AM   #4
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Just an update: the issue was the slave cylinder. Since it had been leaking for so long, it ruined my 6-month-old clutch as well (even though I was driving extremely cautiously). Expensive fix, but I had a Motorcraft Slave installed and the clutch feels better than it ever has in this car.
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Never, ever, and this goes for everyone, use anything other than an OEM slave. They are expensive mistakes.
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