REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Do not spill brake fluid on the painted surfaces of the vehicle. If this occurs, wash it off immediately using plenty of clean water.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Using a flare nut or line wrench, disconnect the hydraulic line on the clutch release from it's master cylinder. Use a container to catch the fluid.
- Remove the release cylinder retaining nuts/bolts, then remove the cylinder.
- Install the cylinder to the clutch housing, then tighten the bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
- Connect the hydraulic line.
- Bleed the system and remember to top up the fluid in the clutch master cylinder when finished.
See Figure 1
Refer to the exploded view of the release cylinder and components as a guide for the overhaul procedure.
- Remove the pushrod assembly and the rubber boot.
- Withdraw the piston, complete with its cup; don't separate the cup from the piston unless it is being replaced.
- Wash all the parts in brake fluid.
- Replace any worn or damaged parts. Inspect the cylinder bore carefully for any sign of damage, wear or corrosion.
- Before reassembly, coat all internal parts in clean brake fluid. Insert the spring and piston into the cylinder.
- Install the boot and insert the pushrod.