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Slave Cylinder Issue

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Hello Everyone, I hope someone can help me. I have a 2002 X 4x4 with with 3.3 liter and a manual trans. I bought it about a year ago. since then it has chowed through 5 Clutch slave cylinders. I've tried different brands, different retailers, and even different driving methods. I grew up on a standard Trans so driving manual is no problem for me. I don't understand why they keep going out. they literally last from 1 month from install to maybe 3 months but they always go out. Please help. Whats wrong?
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What fluid are you using? Go with synthetic DOT 4 only. The DOT 3 shit heats up and fails. I had this same problem and thought it was a bad master or slave over and over... turns out I was just using shit fluid. I wasted a lot of time replacing parts when it was the fluid all along. This became especially pronounced on mine after installing headers/CEL eliminators that are hot metal which is even closer to the clutch line.

Also be sure to buy good parts. If you got it at Auto Zone I wouldn't rule out that it's just a junk part. I recommend Japanese made parts only. Rock Auto has a good, inexpensive selection.
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