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I have a 2003 Toyota celica gt, I replaced the cylinder for

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I have a 2003 Toyota celica gt, I replaced the slave cylinder for the clutch. But it doesn't seem to have the feel like it should on the pedal
JA: How many miles are on the clutch? Has it been slipping or sticking?
Customer: I believe it is original n the car has 171,000 miles on it. It hasn't been slipping or sticking
JA: Are you fixing your Celica yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am fixing it myself and I have only replaced the slave cylinder
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that should be it
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome

There may still be some air in the system or the master cylinder needs replacement as well, in my opinion both should be changed at the same time, in any case, does the clutch release so you can put it in first and reverse without grinding?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I can put it in 1st and reverse without grinding
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 2 months ago.

That means the clutch is releasing properly, is there any other problem?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No, the pedal just seems like there is no release.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 2 months ago.

Ok, maybe it just feels different because they way it felt to you before, if it releases and shifts gears without grinding and doesn't slip I don't see a problem here.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 2 months ago.

You're welcome and have a great weekend.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
After driving it today, clutch seems to be slipping a little
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for the update, that's a mechanical issue not hydraulic, first make sure that there is about 1/4" of free play in the pedal before there is contact with the master cylinder, if this is correct then the clutch itself consisying of the pressure plate and the clutch friction disk should be replaced along with the release bearing.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
If I'm remembering, I don't believe there is any play
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 2 months ago.

Ok, if there isn't you can adjust the master cylinder pushrod under the dash, you'll see it where it attaches to the pedal and the adjustment threaded rod and lock nut, use a wrench to unlock the nut the turn the rod in until there is about 1/4" of play, retighten the lock nut. the slave cylinder is not adjustable.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Sounds good, I will do that tonight n try it.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 2 months ago.

Keep me posted.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Pedal has 1/4 of play
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 2 months ago.

Ok, if it still slips the clutch will need replacing.

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