These vehicles use a clutch cable with a unique self-adjuster mechanism built into the cable which compensates for clutch disc wear. No bleeding is necessary or possible. The preload spring maintains tension on the cable. This tension keeps the clutch release bearing continuously loaded against the fingers of the clutch cover assembly. The cable requires no maintenance or lubrication.
To disassemble the master cylinder remove or detach the following:
To inspect the master cylinder and its parts:
Assemble in the following order:
- Lubricate piston assembly with clutch fluid and insert into the master cylinder
- Compress the piston with a suitable tool and install the retention snap ring.
- Lubricate the rubber boot with rubber-compatible grease and install on the master cylinder.
- Adjust the clevis so that the center of its hole is 4.69 inches (119.25mm) from the master cylinder flange.
Removal & Installation
- Drain the clutch fluid
- Remove clutch master cylinder cap
- Attach a hose to the slave cylinder bleed screw and insert the hose into a clean container
- Loosen the bleed screw
Remove or disconnect the following:
- The fluid reservoir will need to be moved over to a new or rebuilt clutch master cylinder during replacement.
- When installing the master cylinder it should be bled before the clutch tube is reconnected.
- Install the master cylinder and torque the nuts to 22 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
- Attach the reservoir bracket, tank and hose.
- Attach a bench bleeding hose to the master cylinder's port, fill the reservoir with fluid and pump and release the clutch pedal until no more air bubbles are seen in the reservoir.
- Install the clutch tube and bleed the slave cylinder.