Miata 1990-1997

Master Cylinder

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Move the charcoal canister out of the way. Disconnect and plug the hose from the brake fluid reservoir.
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  5. Disconnect the hydraulic line at the master cylinder, using a tubing wrench.
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  7. Working inside the vehicle, remove the upper master cylinder retaining nut. Remove the other nut from the engine compartment.
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  9. Remove the clutch master cylinder.
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To install:

  1. Remove all the old gasket material from the master cylinder and firewall and install a new gasket.
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  3. Install the clutch master cylinder and tighten the mounting nuts to 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-26 Nm).
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  5. Connect the hydraulic line and tighten the nut to 113-190 inch lbs. (13-21 Nm).
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  7. Unplug and connect the hose to the brake fluid reservoir.
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  9. Replace the charcoal canister.
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  11. Bleed the air from the clutch hydraulic system, connect the negative battery cable and road test the vehicle.
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