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Old 03-22-2016, 03:10 AM   #1
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Now what?

As part of my $5,200 repair bill, my slave cylinder was changed out. After 3 weeks of driving, my clutch pedal occasionally fails to return and I have to pull it back up with my toe. This started the other day when I was in my driveway and stalled the car with the pedal depressed. I pulled it back up then looked under the car and saw a few drips of fluid. The car shifts and brakes fine. No problems until this morning.

Do I need to bleed the system to fix this?

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Old 03-22-2016, 05:37 AM   #2
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Air in the line won't cause fluid to escape. I'd want to know exactly what the fluid is.
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:25 AM   #3
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Since it came from below the slave cylinder, I assume it's hydraulic fluid (brake/clutch).
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There are 2 parts in that system. The master cylinder below your foot and the slave on the trans.

Sounds like a stop at the shop that did the work is needed.
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Check out Pedro's Boxster website. He's in Florida too. Maybe you get his take on your shop.

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Likely the clutch master cylinder. Operates on brake fluid from the brake resovoir.
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Gotta add that it's not uncommon to have a master fail after replacing the slave....

Don't despair, these are not big repairs compares to what you've already been through.
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An update to the continuing saga:

The clutch pedal only fails to return when in reverse. I pulls back easily with the toe of my shoe. Any ideas on a remedy?
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:22 AM   #9
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What did the shop that did the $5,200 worth of repairs say?
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:18 AM   #10
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Waiting on a call back from them. Hopefully soon.

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