WHAT IS A SLAVE CYLINDER?
A slave cylinder is a very important part of a clutch system in a manual transmission car. It can either be lengthened or shortened. This will push on another cylinder or changes the pressure of fluid from one place to another having an effect on a moving part like the breaks or clutch. Sometimes there’s a chain of cylinders working together all commanded by the first one at the beginning of the line which is called the master cylinder. While the clutch cylinder works the gears when it’s pressed is called the slave cylinder, there are many different types of slave cylinders found in different parts on the car but perform the same function. They can be found in the brake system, wheels and power steering system.