Clutch problem - Which cylinder is at fault?

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Clutch problem - Which cylinder is at fault?

Post by Traxnada » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:53 am

Hello,
I have a cylinder that is starting to die on me. Sometimes eventhough I press the clutch, it refuses to get in gear, then it works again a bit later. I sometimes end up having to turn off the car to shift into first and then drive revmatching it for a couple of minutes before I can shift normally again.
I recently changed the clutch hydraulic fluid so it's not that, and I think one of the two cylinder is failing on me?
According to the description of my problem, which one do you think it is? Master or slave? The slave is weirdly bolted and I hope it's the master cylinder... I would change both, but I'd like to avoid getting headaches removing the slave cylinder...

Thanks for reading me!

Flavien

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Re: Clutch problem - Which cylinder is at fault?

Post by TOOL » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:49 am

The slave is the easy one. No lying upside down reaching under the dash.

Look for fluid leaks. That should tell you which one it is.

If one's on the way out, the other will be right behind it. Change them as a pair.
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Re: Clutch problem - Which cylinder is at fault?

Post by Traxnada » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:07 am

My slave cylinder looks like it's riveted or something... It will be a mess to change for sure :(
Are they the same for all generations of SA22C/FB? Considering that I have JDM only Turbo from 1985...

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Re: Clutch problem - Which cylinder is at fault?

Post by TOOL » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:42 pm

Same clutch, same flywheel, essentially the same bellhousing.

Same clutch slave I expect.

It shouldn't be riveted on (rivets aren't strong enough).

Got a pic?
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Re: Clutch problem - Which cylinder is at fault?

Post by Traxnada » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:59 pm

TOOL wrote:Same clutch, same flywheel, essentially the same bellhousing.

Same clutch slave I expect.

It shouldn't be riveted on (rivets aren't strong enough).

Got a pic?
Nope not yet, but I'll try to get one later on... So I'll order the parts tomorrow. Hopefully it won't be TOO annoying :(

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Re: Clutch problem - Which cylinder is at fault?

Post by Traxnada » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:05 pm

BTW do you recommend a place for me to buy those?? I live in Japan, but it's a car that is much more common in the US so...

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Re: Clutch problem - Which cylinder is at fault?

Post by apexheid » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:34 pm

Traxnada wrote:BTW do you recommend a place for me to buy those?? I live in Japan, but it's a car that is much more common in the US so...
Hi, Hold on there :lol: Japan... what happen in Japan? Mazda's own backyard and it must be lots of spares there..

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Re: Clutch problem - Which cylinder is at fault?

Post by DKWW2000 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:29 pm

Rock Auto is as cheap as chips (French Fries) ;s; :lol:

http://www.rockauto.com/
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Re: Clutch problem - Which cylinder is at fault?

Post by TOOL » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:17 pm

Check Yahoo Auctions in Japan.

English version:

http://www.importmonster.com.au/yahoo?c ... e=16#26322
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Re: Clutch problem - Which cylinder is at fault?

Post by Traxnada » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:11 am

apexheid wrote:
Traxnada wrote:BTW do you recommend a place for me to buy those?? I live in Japan, but it's a car that is much more common in the US so...
Hi, Hold on there :lol: Japan... what happen in Japan? Mazda's own backyard and it must be lots of spares there..
Well, strangely not so much... The SA22C/FB, is a car that sold a LOT more in the US than in Japan and spare parts are actually a lot easier to find and also cheaper in the US. In 10 years, doing round trips between Canada and Japan + 1 year living in Japan full time, I've actually only seen 1 other SA22C on the streets.
But yeah, I'll cehck yahoo auctions... I was just wondering if I could find something better elsewhere :)

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