1992 Chevy S-10 clutch/slave cylinder

Tiny
JEPETO
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  • 1992 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 102,000 MILES
I lost the ability to shift my 5 speed all of a sudden coming home from work. I could shift to other gears but would have to FORCE it in. It would make a "grinding gear" noise as it went in, almost like the clutch wasn't disengaging all the way. And as I would let out the clutch it would make the same noise until it was fully released. After making it home in 3rd gear only, I parked it in the yard and now I have NO movement, foward OR reverse. The last time I worked on a clutch they weren't using these "slave cylinders'. So I know NOTHING about them and someone suggested to me that, that might be my problem, now that I have started the removal of my tranny! Though not unbolted from the motor yet, before I proceed any further, what sounds like the problem to you? Slave cylinder OR clutch?
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Friday, August 28th, 2009 AT 1:30 PM

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Tiny
BILLYMAC
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Hi if you push the clutch in and the clutch rod or pressure plate moves fully in. Then slave is fine and clutch is bad.
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 4:38 PM
Tiny
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By moving "fully in", do u mean that the clutch pedal should go all the way to the floor? If so, it does, and with pressure all the way. And releases just fine as well. Once I remove the two bolts for the slave cylinder, does it just pull out? Will I need to "bleed it? Would it be a "good idea" to just go ahead and replace or rebuild the slave cylinder anyways even if I do have to replace the clutch? Or is this not necessary? There is an inspection plate on side of trans where slave is, will I need to remove that and get in there for anything? Do I even need to remove the two bolts and slave assy? Maybe just remove the plastic line?
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 11:04 PM
Tiny
TOTALS10GUY
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Its pretty easy to remove slave cylinder. Just remove 2 nuts and pull out. Inspect for leaks or wear. Check fork with fingers through ispection plate make sure rod has not penetrated through clutch fork at end of rod inside bell housing. If slave cylinder has pressure, it maybe clutch is worn and throw out bearing may be bad or siezed. Balancers on clutch disk may also be out of whack
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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 AT 2:12 PM
Tiny
JEPETO
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Thank you guys with your help. I now have my transmission completely out and slave seems OK. My question now is in the new clutch kit there is a new pilot bearing and throw out bearing, how do I remove the OLD pilot bearing from INSIDE the end of the crankshaft?
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Monday, October 19th, 2009 AT 5:57 PM
Tiny
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I'm not ASE cert. But u can try a grease gun, if im thinking of the right bearing. If not you can hit it with a small chisel and brake it. Done that before. They are usually made of brass which is pretty soft
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Saturday, November 28th, 2009 AT 5:37 PM

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