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1996 Suzuki sidekick sport Clutch is making rattle sound when not engaged. When engaged I here a whine sound. I believe it is my throw-out bearing in the not engaged and my clutch when engaged. I change my slave-cylinder 1 year ago. It turned out to be a broken metal clip at the end of the clutch assembly under the dash.I bled the slave-cylinder yesterday twice. Is there any adjustment nut to tighten up the tension and reduce the pedal play?

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The problem is a failing throw out bearing

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SOURCE: How do I remove spindle nut on a 1997 suzuki sidekick

on some models they are put on with a impact wrench i used to just put a impact wrench on it put it on remove and pull the trigger

Posted on Mar 27, 2009


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SOURCE: bled the clutch and slave cylinder on 97 suzuki

You may have a worn out clutch master cylinder. Check if there's fluid leak at the rear portion of the cylinder.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009


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SOURCE: I replaced the slave cylinder on my 91 G.M.C.

Yes, get a pro-bleeder. They are around $ 75-$90 but well worth it.

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SOURCE: how to bleed slave cylinder for 1997 suzuki

Hi if the sidekick is the same as the uk vitara then they don't have a slave cylinder just a clutch cable with a nut near the end to adjust it. If its like a grand vitara they have got a slave cylinder, just crack the bleed nipple off put one end of a small pipe on the end of the nipple and drop the other end in a bottle that is roughly half full of break and clutch fluid, ask someone to pump the clutch pedal until no more air bubbles are coming out then tighten the bleed nipple back up. make sure to keep a check on brake fluid levels while doing this.

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