Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Master Cylinder

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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

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove necessary underhood components in order to gain access to the clutch master cylinder.
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WARNING
The clutch hydraulic system uses DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid. Use care when servicing, since brake fluid is harmful to painted surfaces.

  1. Loosen the clutch fluid line at the cylinder and allow the fluid to drain.
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  3. Remove the clevis pin retainer at the clutch pedal, and remove the washer and clevis pin.
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  5. From inside the passenger compartment, remove the nut securing the master cylinder to the firewall.
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  7. 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.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder assembly

To install:
  1. Mount the master cylinder on the studs, using a new seal, and tighten both nuts to 10 ft. lbs. (13 Nm).
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  3. Lubricate all pivot points with grease and install the clevis pin.
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  5. 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.
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  7. Check the adjustment of the clutch pedal for proper free-play.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable. Test drive the vehicle and verify correct shifting and transaxle operation.
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