Alero, Grand Am 1999-2005

Master Cylinder

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. From inside the vehicle, remove the sound insulator.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the clutch master cylinder pushrod from the clutch pedal.
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  7. Unfasten the clutch master cylinder retaining nuts from the firewall.
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  9. Remove the remote fluid reservoir.
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  11. Detach the clutch master cylinder assembly from the actuator assembly, then remove from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Relation of the clutch master cylinder to the clutch pedal

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To install:

  1. Connect the master cylinder to the actuator cylinder assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install the remote fluid reservoir.
  4.  
  5. Fasten the master cylinder retaining nuts at the front of the dash. Tighten the nuts evenly to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  7. Connect the pushrod to the clutch pedal.
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  9. Install the sound insulator.
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  11. Bleed the hydraulic system as outlined later in this section.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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