REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
The master cylinder, pipes and slave cylinder are a complete assembly and must be replaced as a single unit.
- Block the clutch pedal to prevent it from being depressed while the slave cylinder is removed from the transaxle.
- Remove the air cleaner/intake duct assembly.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable first, then the positive cable.
- Remove the battery hold-down retainer.
- Remove the battery from the vehicle. Store the battery in a safe location, but do not place it on a concrete surface for any long period of time or it will discharge.
- Remove the battery tray. Note that one battery tray mounting fastener is only accessible through the fender well.
- Rotate the slave cylinder about 1 / 4 turn counterclockwise while pushing toward the bell housing, in order to disengage the connector and remove the cylinder from the clutch housing. Remove the slave cylinder bracket retaining nuts and pull the assembly from the studs.
- If equipped with ABS, remove the brake master cylinder-to-power booster mounting nuts. Move the master cylinder off of the mounting studs and slightly toward the engine, being careful not to bend or kink the brake lines.
- Remove the master cylinder pushrod retaining clip from the clutch pedal pin and disconnect the pushrod from the pedal.
- Rotate the clutch cylinder about 1 / 8 turn clockwise and remove it from the instrument panel. Remove the hydraulic assembly from the vehicle.
- Install the clutch master cylinder into the dashboard with the reservoir leaning toward the driver' fender. Rotate the cylinder about 1 / 8 turn counterclockwise to lock it in position.
When installing a new assembly, the plastic retainer straps should remain in place on the slave cylinder, to ensure that the actuator rod seats on the release fork pocket upon installation. If reinstalling an assembly, be sure to position a new plastic retainer strap onto the end of the pushrod and attach the straps to the cylinder.
- If equipped with ABS, place the brake master cylinder into position on the power booster mounting studs. Install and tighten the master cylinder-to-power booster mounting nuts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
- Slide the slave cylinder onto the clutch housing studs, then install the nuts and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
- Insert the slave cylinder into the clutch housing with the hydraulic line facing down and rotate about 1 / 4 turn clockwise while pushing it into the housing.
- Lubricate the clutch pedal pin with silicone grease, then connect the pushrod to the clutch pedal and install the retaining clip.
- Install the battery tray. Tighten the battery tray mounting fasteners to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
- Place the battery into the battery tray. Be careful that the battery terminals do not short against any metal during the installation.
- Install the battery hold-down retainer.
- Connect the positive battery cable first, then the negative cable.
- Install the air cleaner/intake duct assembly.
- Remove the block from behind the clutch pedal and, if equipped, properly enable the SIR system.
- Start the engine and check the pedal for proper operation.