Honda_Element_2003-2006

Master Cylinder

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Removal & Installation




WARNING
Clean, high quality brake fluid is essential to the safe and proper operation of the clutch system. You should always buy the highest quality brake fluid that is available. Never reuse any brake fluid. Any brake fluid that is removed from the system should be discarded. Also, do not allow any brake fluid to come in contact with a painted surface; it will damage the paint.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section. Also see the IMA system disabling before proceeding with any procedure.
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  3. Remove the left front inner fender.
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  5. Use a syringe to remove the fluid from the clutch master cylinder reservoir.
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  7. Disconnect the reservoir hose (A) and clutch line (B) from the clutch master cylinder. Plug the end of the clutch line and reservoir hose with a shop towel to prevent brake fluid from leaking out.

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    Fig. Disconnect the reservoir hose (A) and clutch line (B) from the clutch master cylinder

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  9. Pry out the lock pin (A), and pull the pedal pin (B) out of the yoke. Remove the nuts.

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    Fig. Pry out the lock pin (A), and pull the pedal pin (B) out of the yoke

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  11. Remove the clutch master cylinder.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following:
    1. Tighten the master cylinder mounting nuts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
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    3. Bleed the clutch hydraulic system.
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    5. Refill the brake fluid in the reservoir to the MAX (upper) level fill line.
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  3. Bleed the clutch hydraulic system, as outlined in this section.
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