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I need to replace the slave cylinder. Does that require removing the tranny?

(1999 Chevrolet S10)
in Spring Hill, FL on March 26, 2018
Car won't shift unless the engine is turned off.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? Worse when you continue to move the car by switching to 1st gear while the car is in neutral and off because when you turn it back on it wears the battery out
How long have you had this problem? two days
Tags: clutch, chevrolet, s10, slave cylinder, slave cylinder, won t start, won t start, clutch doesn t engage pr
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on March 26, 2018
Unfortunately - the slave cylinder is ‘inside’ the bell housing - behind the release bearing.

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on March 26, 2018

So yes - transmission removal is required.

However - there is a chance it’s just gummed up !

Ask me how I know this ..... Only IF you want to know of course.

I’ll probably be offline awhile.

Good luck to ya!
on March 26, 2018
pushrod,
I'd love to know if it's just gummed up because it was replaced 16,000 miles ago. And if it's "gummed up" how can I "ungum" it.
on March 26, 2018

Since it has been replaced already:

Check fluid condition in the master cylinder - should be ‘clear’ - if it is not - flush with new brake fluid while bleeding system .. Do this ‘several’ times.

I have even used carb cleaner then flush with brake fluid - however that is only in extreme cases and is not recommended for the DIYer.

Keep in mind > Without *hands-on* evaluation - we can’t be sure this is actually a hydraulic system problem or a mechanical clutch component failure.
on March 26, 2018
No you do not.
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on March 26, 2018
Ask Alex,

Where is it then?
on March 26, 2018
So sorry, I goofed and was thinking master cylinder. Yes trans needs to come out.
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on March 26, 2018
Ask Alex,

No problem, they used to put it on the outside, in the front, I think.
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