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Old 08-20-2007, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default Clutch master/slave cylinder replacement

Hi all,

I believe I need to replace the master/slave cylinder. My clutch is squeaking when I change gears, and I have a hard time going into 1st without pumping the clutch. From what I understand, the cylinder replacement is a slightly easy process. I do have a few questions though.

- Can someone post a link to, or write out the instructions for, the entire process? I thought I came across them one day, but I can no longer locate them.

- Does anyone have pictures to go with the removal/install process?

- Other posts state buying the OEM kit. Autozone has a kit for $148 made by AMS: part # PS0425. Saturnparts.net has a 'Master Cylinder, Saturn' for $145, but I can't determine if that is the full master/slave kit. Is the one from Autozone any good (does anyone have experience with it?) or should I use the OEM kit?


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Old 08-20-2007, 09:04 AM   #2
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How to replace:
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60471

How to diagnose:
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94634

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Old 08-20-2007, 10:30 AM   #3
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Default Re: Clutch master/slave cylinder replacement

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Is the one from Autozone any good (does anyone have experience with it?) or should I use the OEM kit?
I bought one of the autozone kits and it had been just fine.

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Old 08-20-2007, 11:59 AM   #4
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The master cylinder kit at saturnparts.net is the complete setup. That's the only way Saturn sells the master cylinder.

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Old 08-20-2007, 12:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: Clutch master/slave cylinder replacement

There are those who will take issue with this, but the Autozone replacement I used looked identical to the factory unit in every way. I would be willing to bet it's the same as OEM--it's not likely there are a lot of manufacturers out there who are tooled to make pre-filled and bled Saturn clutch/slave cylinder replacement units.

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Old 08-20-2007, 12:04 PM   #6
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The only problem I'd have with getting one at AutoZone is actually getting one at AutoZone, they can't seem to find it in their computer in the store even though it's simple to find on their website. Definately print out the page from the website and take it with you to the store, expect it to be something they'll have to order or request from another store.

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Old 08-20-2007, 12:16 PM   #7
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There are those who will take issue with this, but the Autozone replacement I used looked identical to the factory unit in every way. I would be willing to bet it's the same as OEM--it's not likely there are a lot of manufacturers out there who are tooled to make pre-filled and bled Saturn clutch/slave cylinder replacement units.
It's been a while since I did the one I got from Autozone but, it did look a little different than OEM. Their pricing for this item has been all over the place. For a while it was $180 then it went down to $80, then it was $120, now it's $145. I suspect different suppliers. So, quality may be varying as well.

One thing for certain. The stores do not stock the complete set and the guys behind the counter will act like you're crazy when you ask for it. They can find it though.

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Old 08-20-2007, 01:35 PM   #8
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It's been a while since I did the one I got from Autozone but, it did look a little different than OEM. Their pricing for this item has been all over the place. For a while it was $180 then it went down to $80, then it was $120, now it's $145. I suspect different suppliers. So, quality may be varying as well.

I think I'll try the one from Autozone. The site offers free shipping, so I'm not really out anything. If I order from the site, I don't have to worry about the counter guys not finding the correct part.

And thank yous to all above with the good suggestions.

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Old 08-20-2007, 02:01 PM   #9
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oh god those things suck..ive gone through 3 in my stealth

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Old 08-20-2007, 02:10 PM   #10
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What, the ones from Autozone or the part in general?

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Old 08-21-2007, 07:29 AM   #11
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I checked the advance auto / parts america website this morning. They have a version for $98, but it has not picture for comparison. This is the relevant info:

Tru Torque CLUTCH MST / SLV ASSEMBLY TRUT
Part Number: CC649000 - $98.88

I wonder if it the same or similar to the autozone or oem versions.

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the part in general..i sure aint paying 100 bucks for one from autozone

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Old 08-25-2007, 01:12 PM   #13
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I haven't yet replaced the cylinder. I have been closely paying attention to the times when the clutch sticks. I've noticed it really only does it in 1st and reverse, and usually only when cold. When I leave first thing in the morning it will stick, and after sitting for a while off (work, store, etc) giving enough time to cool down. Is this normal, to stick when cold? I added just a tiny bit of fluid, but I don't know if that makes any difference. What do y'all think?

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I think you should do a proper diagnosis before you worry about what part to buy. This thread will tell you how.

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Ok... I bought a master cyl from AutoZone.... $ 50.... and it looks just like the one I pulled out...

BUT.... I can't figure out how to bleed it !! My Haynes Shop manual says to "See manufacturers Instructions".... but there weren't any...

No ports or bleed valves...

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I think you need to bring the master back to the store and order a pre-bled unit consisting of the slave and master units as the above threads suggest.

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Ok... I bought a master cyl from AutoZone.... $ 50.... and it looks just like the one I pulled out...

BUT.... I can't figure out how to bleed it !! My Haynes Shop manual says to "See manufacturers Instructions".... but there weren't any...

No ports or bleed valves...

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As yazhere said, though Autozone does sell the parts of the clutch hydraulics separately, you are a LOT better off getting the complete assembly pre-bled because they are really hard to bleed. That said, here's a thread that will tell you a way to bleed it.

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