How to Replace the Clutch Slave Cylinder on a Chevy Silverado

Written by daniel valladares
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If the clutch slave cylinder on your Chevrolet Silverado begins to malfunction, you may find that the clutch pedal does not provide as much resistance as it once did. This is because the slave cylinder is an integral component of the Silverado's hydraulic clutch system. Replacing the slave cylinder is a simple task that takes awhile only because you need to raise the truck in order to access the slave cylinder.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Socket wrench
  • Jack
  • Paper towels

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Pull the bonnet release lever and open the bonnet. Remove the negative cable from the battery using a socket wrench.

  2. 2

    Place the jack underneath the Silverado and raise it three feet.

  3. 3

    Detach the two bolts securing the hydraulic line to the clutch slave cylinder and the two bolts securing the hydraulic line to clutch master cylinder.

  4. 4

    Cover up the hydraulic lines with paper towels to prevent any dirt or debris from entering the hydraulic system.

  5. 5

    Detach the two 10mm bolts holding the clutch slave cylinder to the Silverado. Lift off the cylinder and install a replacement.

  6. 6

    Reattach the two 10mm bolts and remove the paper towels from the hydraulic lines. Reattach both hydraulic lines and lower the Silverado. Reattach the negative cable to the battery and close the bonnet.

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