1996 Nissan Pathfinder Clutch slave cylinder

Tiny
BILL NORRIS
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  • 1996 NISSAN PATHFINDER
  • 3.8L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 100,000 MILES
I recently replaced my old external slave cylinder because when I pushed the clutch in I couldnt get it to go in any gear and the pedal release.I got the new cylinder from a local parts store and replaced it but after I got everything put back together and tried to bleed it all the fluid was spraying out from around the rubber boot on the new cylinder.I couldn't find any problems other then I used a different washer on the bolt that holds the hydrolic line into the slave cylinder. Any ideas?
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Monday, December 8th, 2014 AT 1:12 PM

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Tiny
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Get the correct washer for the line that is probably where it leaks.
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Monday, December 8th, 2014 AT 3:07 PM
Tiny
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It's definitely squirting fluid out from where the rubber boat slides on the cylinder but the bolt that holds the line from the master cylinder on the slave cylinder has a hole in it for fluid to flow thru I guess so maybe it's not exactly where it needs to be. It acted like something was keeping the fluid from coming out of the slave cylinder cause it builds pressure and holds it until I push the clutch pedal all the way to the floor then it squirts out from around the boot
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 AT 4:41 PM
Tiny
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If the washer is not the correct one it will leak around it. It could be a bad part as well especially if rebuilt
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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 AT 7:16 AM
Tiny
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Yeah I was wondering about the part being defective because it is rebuilt I'm sure. Most parts you get from auto zone are.I guess I should exchange it and check about the washer as well. Thank you for taking the time to help me out it's been frustrating to say the least especially when I can't afford to take it back to the mechanic. Ill let you know how it goes and thanks again
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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 AT 10:49 AM
Tiny
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I went and got the washers it called for and when it still leaked around the rubber boot I took the slave cylinder and exchanged it for a new one.I filled the new one with fluid, bolted it on and connected the line with the new washers, started the truck and when a started pumping the clutch I heard something fall underneath. When I looked the boot and the piston from inside the cylinder were laying on the ground. What could be the issue here?Ive never worked on a hydrolic clutch before but I installed it exactly the same way I took it off
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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 AT 2:23 PM
Tiny
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Something is worn out causing the pin and or rod to fall off then the slave cylinder came apart. Check for a bent release arm and or rod I've pointed them out in pics. If nothing there then it may be your clutchis worn out. The pics are from a 97 as I can find nothing on 96 pic wise.
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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 AT 3:38 PM

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