Mitsubishi Eclipse 1990-1998 Repair Guide

Clutch Master Cylinder

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

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Fig. Fig. 1: Clutch master cylinder and related components

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
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  5. Remove the master cylinder reservoir cap, then remove as much fluid as possible with a clean syringe.
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  7. You may want to unfasten the relay bracket for access to the master cylinder assembly.
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Fig. Fig. 2: On some vehicles, it may be necessary to unfasten the relay mounting bracket

  1. Loosen the clutch fluid line at the master cylinder and allow any remaining fluid to drain into a suitable container. Use care; brake fluid damages paint. Once the line is disconnected, plug it to avoid getting any contamination in the system.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Use a flare nut wrench to loosen the fluid lines from the master cylinder

  1. Remove the clevis pin retainer from the clutch pedal and remove the washer and clevis pin.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the clevis pin retainer

  1. Unfasten the retaining nuts, then pull the 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. 5: Unfasten the master cylinder reservoir-to-firewall retainers



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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the master cylinder retaining nuts ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... then remove the clutch master cylinder from the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 8: The seal between the mounting flange and firewall should be replaced

  1. The installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Lubricate all pivot points with grease.
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  5. Bleed the system at the slave cylinder using fresh DOT 3 brake fluid and check the adjustment of the clutch pedal.
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