BMW X3 2005

Master Cylinder

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Suction brake fluid up out of clutch hydraulic system.
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  5. Remove supply hose from expansion tank.
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  7. Press pin out of clutch pedal with a short screwdriver.
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  9. Remove bolts holding master cylinder in place.
    NOTE
    Do not foul carpet with brake fluid. Detach hydraulic line from clutch master cylinder.

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  11. Remove supply hose from clutch master cylinder and remove clutch master cylinder.
    NOTE
    Do not pull supply hose completely into interior.

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To install:

  1. Pry out shift element (1) from clutch master cylinder (2) with screwdriver.
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  3. Remove plug connection (3) and disconnect plug (4) from shift element (1).

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    Fig. Removing components from clutch master cylinder

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  5. Shift element must snap audibly into place when installing this on new clutch master cylinder.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  9. Tighten clutch master cylinder bolts to bearing block to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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  11. Tighten coupling bolts for hydraulic pipe to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm).
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  13. Fill clutch master cylinder with brake fluid.
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  15. Bleed any air from master cylinder .
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