In Reply to: Re: slave cylinder on clutch posted by jefrem on March 08, 2000 at 07:54:40:
: : You should be able to slip it out toward the rear of the car.
: I'm guessing that Clement really meant to say that you should be able to slip it toward the front of the car, since that's the way it goes.
: You do need to release the circlip if you want it to move. Also, if its the original one, its probably pretty-well stuck inside its hole (there's nothing there to stop it from spinning except corrosion). As Clement said, spray alot of PB Blaster in there. Then, get a hand sledge and start-a-pounding (this assumes you'll be replacing the slave cylinder -- only about $30) -- again, after you've removed the circlip. It will eventually come out. Clean-out the hole and put some anti-seize in there to make next time easier.
: If you don't want to replace the slave, you'll still have to remove the circlip, as the other side of the SC has a metal clip that works like a spring to keep the whole device under tension when the circlip is installed, making rotation rather difficult (unless you've already done the aforementioned anti-seize step).
The slave does remove toward the front (gotta quite these late night postings).
I've removed frozen units with serious driving force as you mention, but using a piece of hardwood to pound against. The hardwood should absorb any damage.