Porsche 911 Turbo (996 series) Clutch Slave Cylinder Replacement
If you own a 996 generation Porsche 911 Turbo, you’re probably familiar with the clutch slave cylinder. A faulty clutch slave cylinder is a very common problem with 2001-2005 Porsche 996 Turbo. It works together with the clutch master cylinder to disengage the clutch when the pedal is pressed so that the transmission can be safely shifted. The clutch slave cylinder receives pressure from the master cylinder and extends a rod, which will push against a fork or lever to disengage the clutch. When the clutch slave cylinder has any problems, it can cause issues with shifting gears, which will take away from the overall drivability of the vehicle and can even cause damage to the transmission.
Usually a clutch slave cylinder will produce a few symptoms that alert the driver that a problem has occurred and needs to be serviced. When the clutch slave cylinder goes out, the clutch pedal becomes hard overnight and you will likely notice some fluid transfer from the power steering reservoir to the clutch reservoir. Most people find out that they have an issue with the clutch slave when the clutch fluid reservoir overflows.
The factory power-assisted clutch system has always been the Achilles heel for the Porsche 996 Turbo. Utilizing the power steering system to help reduce the force needed to depress the clutch pedal creates a challening design that delivers a mushy pedal feel with poor feedback, and is highly prone to failure. Fortunately there’s a few factory or aftermarket upgrades that can help alleviate this problem. Riegal Tuning offers a variety of solutions for Porsche enthusiasts who want to utilize factory or aftermarket conversion kit solutions for their Porsche. We work directly with Porsche and other suppliers to offer solutions for your clutch slave cylinder woes.
When the clutch slave is replaced it is also recommended to replace the hydraulic pressure accumulator. Don’t panic though; preventative maintenance will be a lot more budget-friendly than having to replace the clutch! Your Riegel Tuning service team is very Porsche-centric and understands the intricacies and nuances of the 996 generation.
For all your maintenance and technical diagnosis needs, be sure to contact Riegel Tuning’s service department for true peace of mind.
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