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Old 09-18-2014, 03:05 PM   #1
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My 2006 v6 has been hard to shift recently especially when going in to 1st gear from a stop. I replaced the clutch master cylinder and bled the clutch by jacking up the drivers side and pumping the clutch and the problem is not much better . Could the problem be the slave cylinder instead ? If so is it worth it to just replace the slave without replacing the clutch because the clutch does not slip at all in any gear .I have about 38,000 miles on the car . I appreciate any help .

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Old 09-18-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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Most the time, the slave cylinder is the problem instead of the master, most people change the clutch because it's an internal slave and the tranny has to be pulled. As far as keeping the clutch there are a few questions I would ask myself, are you keeping the car? are you gonna mod the car? are you hard on the clutch? just a few things to consider while you have access to the clutch.
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:39 PM   #3
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What's your location? Is it getting colder? Is this a cold engine occurrence or all the time?
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:36 AM   #4
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It was worse when the engine warmed up , but I just went out and pumped the clutch about 50 more times and after that it seemed to go in to gear a little better for now . I wonder if I pressure bleed it now if it would make any more difference ?

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Old 09-23-2014, 01:55 PM   #5
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My slave cylinder/throw out bearing went out at 65K. I had a (1.5 - 2 inch) dead spot at the top of my clutch pedal and I could hardly shift into any gear. I had to slam the shifter into every gear in order to get it to a local shop. I ended up replacing everything, except for the master cylinder.
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