GM Camaro/Firebird 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Master Cylinder

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 7

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the master cylinder reservoir cap, then use a clean syringe to remove as much of the brake fluid as possible. Discard the fluid, then replace the master cylinder reservoir cap.
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  5. Disconnect and plug the hydraulic lines from master cylinder.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Before disconnecting the brake lines, place a shop towel under them to prevent making a mess



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Fig. Fig. 2: Disconnect the brake lines from the master cylinder, then plug them to avoid contaminating the system

  1. Remove the retaining nuts that secure the master cylinder to the brake booster.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Unfasten the master cylinder-to-brake power booster retaining nuts ...

  1. Remove the master cylinder, gasket and rubber boot.
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Fig. Fig. 4: ... then remove the master cylinder from the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 5: The master cylinder is attached to the brake booster by retaining nuts

To install:
  1. Take the master cylinder to a reputable repair shop to have it bench bled.
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  3. Position the master cylinder to the power brake booster and secure with the retaining nuts. Tighten the nuts to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
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  5. Unplug, then connect the hydraulic lines to the master cylinder.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Fill the master cylinder reservoir with the proper type and amount of fluid, then bleed the brake system.
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Fig. Fig. 6: After installation of the master cylinder is complete, remove the reservoir cap ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... then add the proper type and amount of fluid to the master cylinder reservoir

 
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