Do you know the trick to get them back on? Have to replaced them before?
There was a thread about it somewhere here. Right tools and some extras are essential as they're a ***** to get back on.
i have a few tips on it and a new discovery i made the other week while doing the 16V one in my sud, but forgot to pass it on, so here goes
first off, it pays to have an extra pair of hands..............without having the space taken by extra hands in the way.
what i'm talking about is a little rig that will hold the slave in tension against the clutch arm without having to be held, so you get both hands spare to fit the circlip.
check out my post 1950 on page 78 of VJM thread...
i rigged up a simple jig from a couple of ratchet extensions with a bolt inside at the alternator mount end, as can be seen in the picture. having the bolt there with the nut set up is important as you simply turn the nut which forces the bolt into the socket on the extension and thus forces the slave cylinder into position and eventually holding it there leaving your hands free to struggle with the circlip.
i always tried to do this as
the engine is being lifted to allow a bit more space but if it's just a simple replacement slave needed then that isn't possible.
now for the extra tip i stumbled upon but forgot to pass on.
the circlip is a pain to get on because it sits in a recess between the gearbox and the engine backplate which doesn't allow it to open enough and slide on so it's a real struggle to get it just right.
what i found to be a lot easier is to put the circlip in place, where it needs to be between the gearbox and backplate, and then open it out ready to accept the slave.
at this point you only have the circlip in place, not the cylinder. this allows the circlip to fit easily into it's recess between the engine and 'box.
you then simply slide the cylinder into place using the above method, then release the circlip onto the groove in the clave cylinder.
pops into position so very easily it's unreal.
all the times i've struggled and sworn at the job, it's a real doddle now
hope that all makes sense