2007 Jeep Compass

Master Cylinder

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the engine cover.
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  5. Remove the air cleaner assembly.

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    Fig. Remove the air cleaner assembly (1)

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  7. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
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  9. Remove the lower instrument panel bezel.
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  11. Disconnect the pushrod (3) at the clutch pedal.
    WARNING
    Brake fluid will damage painted surfaces. If brake fluid is spilled on any painted surfaces, wash it off immediately with water.

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  13. Disconnect the hydraulic supply tube (2) at the clutch master cylinder by pulling the retaining clip, then pulling out on the tube. To completely drain the clutch master cylinder and tubing, remove the brake master cylinder cap and drain fluid into a suitable container.
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  15. Disconnect the clutch master cylinder supply line from the brake master cylinder reservoir (1). Cap off or collect the fluid spillage from the reservoir port.
    WARNING
    Use care when removing the clutch master cylinder from the engine compartment. Aggressive handling can result in a damaged hydraulic tube and improper clutch release operation upon reassembly.

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  17. Remove the master cylinder assembly (4) from the mounting position by turning it 1 / 4 turn and carefully working the hydraulic pipe out of the left rail retainer and engine compartment.

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    Fig. View of brake master cylinder and hydraulic clutch system

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To install:

  1. Install the clutch master cylinder (4).
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  3. Insert the tube (2) into the master cylinder port and install the retaining clip.
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  5. Connect the clutch master cylinder supply hose (2) to the brake master cylinder reservoir (1).
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  7. Verify that the brake master cylinder reservoir is full and the cap is off.
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  9. Install the clutch master cylinder body to the clutch pedal and give it a 1 / 4 turn to secure it.
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  11. Connect the clutch master cylinder rod (3) to the clutch pedal pin. An audible click should be heard.
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  13. Install the lower instrument panel bezel.
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  15. Connect the battery negative cable.
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  17. Install the air cleaner assembly.
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  19. Verify that the brake master cylinder reservoir is full. Top it off with DOT 3 brake fluid, if necessary.
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  21. Bleed the clutch system.
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  23. Actuate the clutch pedal a minimum of 15 times to allow any air ingested into the system to vent to the master cylinder reservoir. If residual air becomes trapped in the system, it is necessary to bleed the clutch hydraulic system.
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  25. Verify proper clutch release and system operation.
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