Only the Sebring coupe and Avenger models with manual transaxle are equipped with a hydraulic clutch actuation system, which utilizes a master and slave cylinder.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove necessary underhood components in order to gain access to the clutch master cylinder.
- Loosen the clutch fluid line at the cylinder and allow the fluid to drain.
- Remove the clevis pin retainer at the clutch pedal, and remove the washer and clevis pin.
- From inside the passenger compartment, remove the nut securing the master cylinder to the firewall.
- From under the hood, remove the nut and pull the master cylinder from the firewall. A seal should be between the mounting flange and firewall; this seal should be replaced.
- Mount the master cylinder on the studs, using a new seal, and tighten both nuts to 10 ft. lbs. (13 Nm).
- Lubricate all pivot points with grease and install the clevis pin.
- Connect the hydraulic line. With an assistant pressing on the clutch pedal, bleed the system at the slave cylinder. Keep the reservoir filled with fresh DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid.
- Check the adjustment of the clutch pedal for proper free-play.
- Connect the negative battery cable. Test drive the vehicle and verify correct shifting and transaxle operation.