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Want to learn more about Clutch Slave Cylinder replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a clutch slave cylinder do?

The clutch slave cylinder receives the hydraulic pressure created by the clutch master cylinder when you press down on the clutch pedal. It then releases the clutch from the flywheel allowing you to change gear.

What does a clutch slave cylinder replacement involve?

This is a completely different type of repair to the external cylinder type. The mechanic will have to carry out a complete clutch replacement, which may require the vehicle to be taken into the workshop, depending on the size of the engine or the vehicle's location.

For more information on clutch replacement, please refer to https://www.clickmechanic.com/help/articles/283/clutch-replacement

Can I do a clutch slave cylinder replacement myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a clutch slave cylinder replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the symptoms of a bad slave cylinder?

Usually, clutch slave cylinders do not completely fail, in other words, the pedal doesn’t suddenly lose all resistance and drop to the floor. Generally, the problem will start with having to pump the pedal to change gear or you gradually have to use more of the pedal travel to change gear. This isn’t always 100% true as with any mechanical operation, so it can occur if there is complete failure of the unit.

If you are able to, you can check the level of brake fluid in the reservoir under the bonnet, which will start to drop if there is a leak in the slave cylinder. You may also notice drops of fluid under the car, but this isn’t always the case with an internal concentric slave cylinder.

How long does it take to replace a clutch slave cylinder?

On average a clutch slave cylinder replacement will usually take around 1 hours, but can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a range of factors. For example, your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should I replace a clutch slave cylinder?

As soon as any issue arises with the clutch mechanism, it is important to get it checked as soon as possible before a breakdown occurs.

How common is a clutch slave cylinder replacement?

Being typical of any mechanical component that is in constant use that has rubber seals, clutch slave cylinders fail on all cars quite regularly.

Can I drive with a bad slave cylinder?

Driving with a bad clutch slave cylinder can prevent you from properly changing gear. Usually, clutch slave cylinders do not completely fail, in other words, the pedal doesn’t suddenly lose all resistance and drop to the floor. Generally, the problem will start with having to pump the pedal to change gear or you gradually have to use more of the pedal travel to change gear. This isn’t always 100% true as with any mechanical operation, so it can occur if there is complete failure of the unit.

If you suspect there is any issue with your clutch slave cylinder or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic immediate effect.

How do I know if my master cylinder or slave cylinder is bad?

If you experience an issue with the clutch and are not sure whether it's the master cylinder or slave cylinder then it is advisable to get help from a professional mechanic. They can identify exactly which part is at fault and advise on next steps.

Can you repair clutch slave cylinder?

If the slave cylinder is bad and it has been diagnosed that it no longer performs to the required standard then usually it is advised to replace the unit, you would not normally 'repair' a clutch slave cylinder.

Is a bad clutch slave cylinder an MOT failure?

No, a bad clutch slave cylinder normally does not lead to an MOT failure. The MOT test only checks for safety-critcal components on a car, the condition of the transmission, clutch and its hydraulic parts is not part of the MOT checks.

How much does it cost to replace a clutch slave cylinder?

On average a clutch slave cylinder replacement costs around £125. Typical prices can range anywhere from £60 to £200. Ultimately, the cost of replacing a clutch slave cylinder depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your clutch slave cylinder replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!

Please note that if the system doesn’t return a price and requests you to complete a form, the most likely reason is that your car has an internal concentric slave cylinder. In which case you need to select a clutch replacement repair.

Check out the ClickMechanic price for a clutch slave cylinder replacement, and find out what you would pay at a franchise dealer. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying. These estimates may include Clutch slave cylinder, Clutch fluid, Clutch slave cylinder hose and/or Clutch fluid. We have clutch slave cylinder replacement prices for 47 different manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£320 £178 - £824 Get exact price

Asia

£77 £122 - £122 Get exact price

Audi

£202 £172 - £309 Get exact price

BMW

£174 £181 - £258 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£306 £211 - £603 Get exact price

Chrysler

£396 £172 - £855 Get exact price

Citroen

£166 £146 - £298 Get exact price

Dacia

£221 £379 - £379 Get exact price

Daewoo

£112 £107 - £148 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£197 £154 - £243 Get exact price

Dodge

£301 £436 - £560 Get exact price

Ferrari

£199 £236 - £236 Get exact price

Fiat

£187 £122 - £584 Get exact price

Ford

£326 £483 - £697 Get exact price

Honda

£166 £140 - £277 Get exact price

Hyundai

£199 £133 - £491 Get exact price

Isuzu

£132 £170 - £170 Get exact price

Iveco

£180 £235 - £273 Get exact price

Jaguar

£424 £636 - £797 Get exact price

Jeep

£357 £584 - £638 Get exact price

Kia

£155 £143 - £229 Get exact price

Land Rover

£371 £409 - £856 Get exact price

LDV

£109 £114 - £193 Get exact price

Lexus

£221 £202 - £252 Get exact price

Maserati

£249 £225 - £322 Get exact price

Mazda

£156 £136 - £224 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£267 £199 - £514 Get exact price

MG

£257 £201 - £698 Get exact price

MINI

£139 £128 - £238 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£219 £201 - £319 Get exact price

Nissan

£297 £191 - £633 Get exact price

Peugeot

£157 £156 - £219 Get exact price

Porsche

£172 £196 - £269 Get exact price

Proton

£158 £201 - £201 Get exact price

Renault

£372 £214 - £895 Get exact price

Rover

£367 £310 - £766 Get exact price

Saab

£403 £702 - £716 Get exact price

SEAT

£200 £188 - £300 Get exact price

Skoda

£212 £183 - £504 Get exact price

Smart

£557 £186 - £814 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£283 £514 - £514 Get exact price

Subaru

£201 £201 - £302 Get exact price

Suzuki

£171 £133 - £451 Get exact price

Toyota

£154 £132 - £244 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£414 £580 - £808 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£189 £181 - £349 Get exact price

Volvo

£402 £607 - £846 Get exact price

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  • Hummer
  • Reva
  • TVR
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Cadillac
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Austin
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Infiniti
  • Aston Martin
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a clutch slave cylinder replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Clutch Slave Cylinder replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£108.80

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Mazda MX-5
Warwick
£352.42

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Halifax
£247.58

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Volkswagen Golf
Halifax
£449.35

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Vauxhall Movano
Tadworth