The slave cylinder which is mounted on the pilot shaft between the
transmission and the pressure plate is likely leaking. The slave
cylinder has some rubber o-rings and other rubber components that can
get cracks and leak. Replacing the slave cylinder requires pulling
A typical labor charge for this is $800, plus about $100 for the slave
cylinder. Since the clutch and pressure plate will add about $200 to
this cost, my judgement says go ahead and replace the clutch and
No doubt, some brake fluid has gotten onto the clutch or the pressure
Shop around for a shade tree mechanic who can do this, as I found one
who would do the labor for $475. You can do it yourself if you're a
handyman, but it really is quite a physically demanding task,
requiring a lot of effort to remove the driveshaft bolts. Personally,
I'd gladly pay somebody $475 to do it rather do it myself.
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