hydraulic slave cylinder for clutch on man trans.
I just bought an '87 K5 full size blazer 4x4 350cid manuel trans,3speed with granny. My question is that it is incredibly hard to get into every gear and the guy I bought it from said that its probably the slave cylinder for the clutch. Ok here is the story. The truck was first purchased by a local university for anthropology trips and such. This univ. has a practice of selling their vehicles after two or three years. They sold it to a gentleman that serviced it regularly and attended it every need. After 18 years he went to trade it in on a new truck, but the dealer wouldn't give him much for it so he sold it to a friend whose wife was none to happy with the transaction. He loaned it to my brother while we fixed my brother's truck. Six months after my brother's friend bought this blazer, he sold it to me. The gentleman that owned it for 18 years said that he has had to replace the slave cylinder three or four times over the course of owning the truck. A friend of a friend told me it could be an alignment problem with the fork or that the cylinder might need some kind of adjustment but that the slave cylinder should not be going out that often. Does anyone have any advise? I am going to be replacing the slave cylinder but I don't want this to become something that happens every other year. By the way this is my first 4x4. Everything is stock.
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