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How to replace clutch slave cylinder 2005 Saturn Vue

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Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Bob replied 5 years ago.

The slave cylinder on the Vue is actually part of the throw out bearing assembly and it requires removal of the transmission to replace the slave cylinder. Instructions below. If you need other info, such as on the trans etc. drop me a note. I will need to know if it is AWD or FWD at that time. Thanks


Clutch Actuator Cylinder Replacement

Removal Procedure


    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  1. Remove the clutch master cylinder hose retainer clip.
  2. Disconnect the clutch master cylinder hose (1) from the transaxle.
  3. Remove the transaxle.
  4. Remove the clutch actuator cylinder bolts from the transaxle.
  5. Remove the clutch actuator cylinder.

Installation Procedure


    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

    Important: Excessive amounts of lubricant on the input shaft splines can contaminate the clutch disc and cause clutch shudder.

  1. Lightly lubricate the inside diameter of the bearing with input shaft lubricant P/N 21005995 or equivalent.
  2. Install the clutch actuator cylinder (1) to the transaxle.
  3. Install the clutch actuator cylinder bolts.

  4. Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 10 N·m (89 lb in).

  5. Install the transaxle.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  6. Install the clutch master cylinder hose retainer clip.
  7. Connect the clutch master cylinder hose (1) to the transaxle by pushing it in until it seats.
  8. Bleed the clutch hydraulic system.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
it will not let me view the removal and instalation procedures. I need to know how the separate the transmission from the engine to get to the slave cylinder.
Expert:  Bob replied 5 years ago.
Sorry, the blue high lights will not open for you. They are GM access only. Need to know if the Vue is an AWD or FWD unit, so I can send you the correct procedure. Thanks
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
FWD
Expert:  Bob replied 5 years ago.

This is a big job. GM does not post a picture of the special tool needed, but most of them are shown in the pictures as it shows the job being done. It is critical that you use and engine support so nothing gets damaged during repairs. Many of these tools are pretty standard and can be rented from any larger auto parts store. Thanks


Transmission Replacement

Tools Required

J 36346 Fascia Retainer Remover
J 43405 Engine Support Fixture Adapter
J 44015 Steering Linkage Installer
J 44017 Stub Shaft Assembly Remover
J 45341 Rear Wheel Drive Shaft Removal Tool
SA9105E Engine Support Fixture - 3-Bar
SA9133T Axle Seal Puller
SA9173G Slide Hammer
SA91100C Tie Rod Separator
SA91112T Axle Seal Protector

Removal Procedure


    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

    Important: Record all pre-set radio stations.

  1. Turn the ignition OFF.
  2. Remove the battery cover.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4. Install the SA9105E and the J 43405 .
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  5. Fasten the radiator to the upper radiator support.
  6. Raise and support the vehicle.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  7. Remove the wheels.
  8. Remove the left inner splash shield.
  9. Remove the ball joints.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  10. Remove the tie rod outer to the knuckle nut.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

    Notice: Hold the ball stud from turning when removing/installing the nut. The boot can become torn and damaged if the ball stud turns.

    Notice: Do not attempt to separate the joint using a wedge-type tool because seal may be damaged.

  11. Using the SA91100C or equivalent, separate the tie rod from the knuckle.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  12. Remove the lower control arm ball stud cotter pin and nut. Discard the pin.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  13. Disengage the ball stud from the knuckle.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

    Important: Do not allow the stud to rotate. Secure the link stud with a wrench in order to remove the nut.

  14. Remove the lower stabilizer bar links.
  15. Remove the steering gear from the steering column assembly.
    15.1. Remove the rear transaxle mount-to-cradle bolts.
    15.2. Remove the rear transaxle mount bracket-to-transaxle bolts.
  16. Remove the front lower mount through bolt from the cradle.

    Important: The front air dam deflector stays connected to the cradle.

  17. Remove the front air dam deflector from the body.
  18. Place a jack under the cradle and remove the cradle bolts.
  19. Carefully remove the cradle from the vehicle.
    Object Number: 880090  Size: SH

    Notice: Do not use too much force when disconnecting the shift cables or damage may result.

  20. Using the J 36346 or equivalent, disconnect the shift lever cables from the shift control housing by prying with even pressure.
  21. Disconnect the shift lever cables from the shift lever cable bracket.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  22. Disconnect the pressure line from the clutch actuator cylinder by removing the C-clip, then pull the line away from the clutch actuator cylinder.
    Object Number: 857190  Size: SH

  23. Disconnect the backup lamp switch (1) and front wheel speed sensor (2).
    Object Number: 857189  Size: SH

  24. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  25. Remove the front transaxle mount from the transaxle.
    25.1. Using the J 45341 and the SA9173G , disengage the right drive axle from the intermediate drive shaft.
    25.2. Secure the drive axle away from the intermediate drive shaft.
    25.3. Remove the intermediate drive shaft bearing retainer-to-support bracket bolts.

    Important: Remove the retaining ring from the stub shaft prior to tool installation. Discard the retaining ring.

  26. Remove the intermediate drive shaft. If the intermediate drive shaft is difficult to remove, use the J 44017 and the SA9133T .
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  27. Using the J 45341 (1) and the SA9173G (2), remove the left drive axle.
  28. Secure the drive axle out of the way.
  29. Remove the bolts from the top transaxle mount.
  30. Lower the vehicle.
  31. Lower the transaxle, with the engine support fixture, enough to remove the transaxle.
  32. Raise the vehicle.
  33. Secure the transaxle to the transaxle jack.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  34. Remove the transaxle housing bolts on the engine side.
  35. Remove the transaxle housing bolt on the transaxle side.
  36. Lower the transaxle support stand.

Installation Procedure


    Object Number: 857191  Size: SH

  1. Place the transaxle securely on a jack and position under the vehicle.
  2. Install the SA91112T into both axle seals.
  3. Place the transaxle into any gear.
  4. Raise the transaxle into the vehicle in order to align the input shaft to the center of the clutch. Guide the transaxle into position and rotate back and forth to align the input shaft splines to the clutch disc.

     


    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

    Important:

    Ensure the input shaft splines line up with the clutch disc splines before tightening the clutch housing bolts. Do not use the bolts to pull the transaxle up to the engine.
    Ensure that proper fastening locations are used.

     

  5. Install the transaxle to engine bolt from the transaxle side.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 75 N·m (55 lb ft).

  6. Install the engine to transaxle bolts from the engine side.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 75 N·m (55 lb ft).

  7. Raise the transaxle jack until the transaxle lines up with the top of the transaxle mount.
  8. Hand start the top transaxle mount bolts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 50 N·m (37 lb ft).

  9. Remove the transaxle jack.
    Object Number: 857191  Size: SH

  10. Install the drive axles into the transaxle.Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  11. Install the front transaxle mount to the transaxle.
  12. Install the front transaxle mount bolts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 50 N·m (37 lb ft).

  13. Install the rear transaxle mount and bracket to the transaxle.
  14. Install the rear transaxle mount-to-transaxle bolts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 50 N·m (37 lb ft).

  15. Raise the cradle and place the lower ball joints into the knuckles while installing.

    Important: Ensure the following components are correctly positioned when raising the frame into the vehicle.

    The lower control arm studs to the knuckle
    The cooling module support bushings
    The front pitch restrictor

     

  16. Tighten the cradle-to-body bolts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 155 N·m (114 lb ft).

  17. Install the front air dam to body push pins.
  18. Install the front transaxle mount through bolt.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolt to 110 N·m (81 lb ft).

  19. Install the rear transaxle mount through bolt.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolt to 110 N·m (81 lb ft).

  20. Connect the steering gear to the steering column assembly.
  21. Install the steering gear-to-steering column bolt.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 34 N·m (25 lb ft).


    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  22. Install the lower control arm ball stud to the knuckle.
  23. Install the lower control arm nut and a new cotter pin.

    Tighten
    Tighten the nut to 10 N·m plus 150 degrees (89 lb in plus 150 degrees).

    Important: Do not allow the stud to rotate.

  24. Tighten the nut one additional flat in order to align the cotter pin hole, if necessary. Secure the cotter pin.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  25. Install new stabilizer bar link nuts to the lower stabilizer bar links.

    Tighten
    Tighten the nuts to 65 N·m (48 lb ft).


    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  26. Insert the tie rod-to-knuckle.
  27. Install the J 44015 and tighten.

    Tighten
    Tighten the tie rod end installation to 40 N·m (30 lb ft).

  28. Install the outer tie rod ends and tighten.

    Tighten
    Tighten the tie rod-to-steering knuckle nut to 50 N·m (37 lb ft).

  29. Install the backup lamp switch.
  30. Install the front wheel speed sensor.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  31. Connect the clutch hydraulic line to the actuator cylinder by inserting and pushing in the C-clip until it stops.
  32. Connect the shift cables into the shift cable bracket.
  33. Connect the shift cable ends to the transaxle.
  34. Install the left inner splash shield.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  35. Install the wheels.
  36. Install the wheel nuts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the nuts in a crisscross pattern to 125 N·m (92 lb ft).

  37. Bleed the clutch system.
  38. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery.

    Tighten
    Tighten the battery terminal bolts to 17 N·m (13 lb ft).

  39. Install the battery cover and screws.

    Tighten
    Tighten the battery cover screws to 2 N·m (18 lb in).

  40. Program the radio stations.

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