Perfection Clutch slave cylinder


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I am getting ready to replace the slave cylinder in my 02 Ranger for the second time. I was going to just install an OEM slave but came across this Perfection Clutch slave that is described as being made of aluminum instead of plastic. That sounds like it would be more durable. Does anyone have any experience with these? Does any one know if they are truly aluminum and are they a good quality part overall?
 


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I haven't used one but the OEM, or other slaves, don't "break", they can leak from seals, so not sure aluminum would help

What failed on the last two Slaves?

LUK clutch parts have never let me down over the years
 

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I had a problem with mine on my 07, back around 09. Warranty covered it. It was fine for a while. After about 60,000 miles, had problems again. Everything seems fine, except for that damn slave cylinder, which should last 150,000 miles, no problem! So now what? At 80,000 miles, if I drop the transmission and transfer case and everything in the way, I might as well do an entire clutch. Even though it doesn’t need it.
 

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I've had good luck with them so far.
 

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At 100K miles the original slave developed a strange vibration when letting out on the clutch. The internal slave part that rides on the transmission guide had worn and was loose causing it to oscillate under certain conditions. Now, with 242K miles on my Ranger, the second slave (a LUK) has a slow leak when it is cold. I have been just adding fluid occasionally over the last year but it is getting worse and I am afraid it will fail me at some point.

I think an aluminum one would have better resistance to wear than the plastic design. I am pretty sure the plastic ones are fiber filled, which trend to be more abrasive too. This could wear out the seal quicker. I just don't know about the quality of the Perfection Clutch slave so I decided to get some opinions here. I think it might be worth giving one a try. It seems that adsm thinks they are good.
 

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Do you have a link to perfection slave cylinders for Rangers?
 

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Thanks
Let me ask you this. Were you not using the clutch, much? We’re you driving a lot of highway miles, maybe? I’m wondering why mine has problems so soon. Most of my driving was around town and I was using the clutch often. I also used to Beat on this truck a little plowing snow. I also wonder if the chemical the state of Connecticut puts on the roads in the winter helped wear out the slave. The clutch is fine, no slipping. The slave was already changed once under warranty, at about 20,000 miles.
 

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My Ranger is a daily driver. It also is used on long trips, many times while towing. It also goes on long trips off-road where the clutch is used a lot. I don't know why yours has worn sooner but they should last longer. I think a clutch slave should last at least as long as the clutch.
Early in the warranty period my clutch master cylinder had to be replaced. The Ford dealer decided to replaced the slave cylinder also because it looked like it was beginning to leak a little.
 


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