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I was going to work this morning and my clutch pedal sank straight to the floor, so I was pissed. I poped the hood and checked the fluid, there was none. I was refilling it and noticed that there was fluid on the tranny housing. I also checked around to see where it leaked out from but couldnt find anything wrong. I was wondering if anyone has had this problem, if so please help me out.
 

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I've had the exact same problem and it was the slave cylinder. I think a few other people have had bad slave cylinders as well, so that may be it.
 

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A leaking slave cylinder isn't going to get your tranny housing all wet... Wait, where's the fluid you're seeing? Is it down under the air box and brake master cylinder areas or is it on the the underside of the transmission around the center of the car?

If it's under the air box area the problem is a destructed master cylinder. Just replace it... If it's on the under side, I'd agree it's the slave. Just replace it.
 

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Same problem here....

yeah I just had that same problem had to bleed my clutch fluid line and everything. Still have to find out where the leak is, I'll try those places where you indicated. But can you tell where this slave cylinder is located?

Thanks,
 

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If you can get your car in the air, do it... If not, then lay on your back and get your head under the front bumper right about in the center. Grab that big cross member you're just about to bonk your head on and pull yourself under the car until you're looking straight up at the front transmission. See that little unit attached by two bolts to the front underside of the transmission? It's about four inches long with a rubber boot on it's driver side end? That's it.

To make sure, it's got a bleeder valve the passenger side end (on it's upper surface); next to that is a hydraulic line (inlet); on the driver's end is the boot; and it contacts what looks like a switch that comes out of the tranny (there's a rubber boot at the base of that too, it's square).

Did that help at all?

When you find it, if it's wet...Replace it.

$59 from Ford, $62 from Mazda, $32 from AutoZone, NA from PepBoys, $42 from NAPA.

BTW: If you've already bled your clutch, where'd you bleed it from if not via the slave's bleeder valve?

[Edited by Turbobink on 01-22-2001 at 01:09 PM]
 

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Sorry...I missed the tranny housing part. Just heard leaking clutch fluid and I know the slave cylinder's a fairly common problem...
 

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thanx

It was the slave cylinder but theres still some fluid on the trany housing, so Im replacing the master cylinder this week. I you want to save money on the slave cylinder buy the repair kit. I got it at Autozone for $6, its realy easy to rebuild. I went this way because of 3 reasons:
1.) its the same thing as getting the rebuilt one from Autozone
2.) I had no choice because they were out of stock in the store and the warehouse
3.) I didnt fell like getting screwed over again. The last time I went to the dealership I paid around $120 for 10 head bolts and washers w/o tax and w/o shipping, another $20.
 

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A couple of months ago i had about half a resevoir of clutch fluid left, then filled it and it hasn't gone down since. My Mazda dealer said my slave cylinder is leaking recently. Count one for another bad MX6 slave cylinder. :)
 

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my slave cylinder was leaking about 3 years ago, and the clutch pedal went to the floor. I just kept filling the resivoir, putting off a repair bill, and it just stopped leaking... all by itself. Anyone else have a common experience?
 
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