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Old 08-18-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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Question How to replace slave cylinder

I want to replace the slave cylinder on my 99 Ford F150 4x4 5 speed myself. The repair shops want $800 and I cant afford that. It cant be that hard to do this myself. I'm a single mother Please help me with this.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:29 PM   #2
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it depends if its an external or internal.
the external is easy the internal will require you to remove the transmission to get to it. i had to replace mine it was internal. i removed my transfer case transmission and then i had trouble with the pilot baring.

the external is easier its just removing the old one and putting in the new one disassembling the whole truck.
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If it's a M5R2 its an internal slave and that is what all late model F150's (92-08) had as the standard option. Cost me about $400 when mine went out at 73K miles (maybe that drop had something to do with the tb going out at 95K miles). It's a $20 part, but on the internal ones you have to completely drop the transmission to get to.
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Theres nothing to it.. Drop the trans... you will need a special tool to d/c the lines.. Or you can make your own.. The lines are a pain in the **** soemtimes to get undone even with the tool. You have to drop the trans.

You can rent the tool from autozone
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