Can a blown clutch slave be the result of a worn throwout bearing?

Asked by Nov 30, 2015 at 07:52 PM about the 1996 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

A couple of weeks ago, the throwout
bearing started squealing. I was trying to
drive it as little as possible until I could
save enough to get it repaired. A tire on the
car developed a slow leak, so I  brought the
car in to have Walmart TLE look at it. When
the kid finished the repair, he says he got in,
started the car up, and pressed on the
clutch to back out.The clutch pedal popped
and went right to the floor. When he and the
shop manager investigated, they found a
pool of hydraulic fluid under the car. I'm
assuming it's from a blown out slave
cylinder. Should I persue Walmart for the
damage or is this something that was
related to the bad bearing?
Thanks!
Duane

3 Answers

37,975

No you can't. All he did was step on the clutch. Not their fault that it was wearing out. The slave cylinder would have to ben adjusted wrong to cause the throw-out bearing to wear out by someone. There is a return spring that keeps the throw-out bearing away from the pressure plate, so it is not spinning all the time. So the slave cylinder probably just popped due to age, along as the throw-out bearing. Best save up some more money to get a total clutch replacement. It all is probably due.

35,035

The two are unrelated. Walmart did nothing wrong.

Thank you guys! I appreciate your answers. It definitely looks like it's going to be sitting for quite awhile now!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Z3

Looking for a Used Z3 in your area?

CarGurus has 306 nationwide Z3 listings starting at $2,985.

ZIP:

Search BMW Z3 Questions

BMW Z3 Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 270
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 240
#3 Kelly Mayo
Kelly Mayo
Reputation 230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
1,788 Great Deals out of 40,973 listings starting at $1,250
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
119 Great Deals out of 4,504 listings starting at $1,995
Used Porsche Boxster
64 Great Deals out of 1,471 listings starting at $4,750
Used BMW M3
81 Great Deals out of 2,150 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ford Mustang
718 Great Deals out of 38,848 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
381 Great Deals out of 20,345 listings starting at $3,688
Used BMW 5 Series
662 Great Deals out of 17,694 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
655 Great Deals out of 39,478 listings starting at $3,495
Used Porsche 911
159 Great Deals out of 4,436 listings starting at $9,995

Used Cars For Sale

1998 BMW Z3 2 Dr 1.9 Convertible For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 21 listings starting at $2,998