412 Clutch Control
412-1To replace clutch master cylinder
The clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder can
serviced without removing the engine or transmission. However,the clutchslave cylinder can only be removed together withthe pressure plate assembly, clutch disc, and release bearing.See
removing these components.The clutch
non-adjustable. Typical problems with theclutch hydraulic system are fluid leaks, and air trapped
thesystem that creates a spongy feel to the clutch pedal. Fluidleaks are usually apparent around the component. Internalleakage past a seal can occur which results
pressure when the pedalispushed.
replace clutch master cylinder
the engine compartment, pinch off the fluidsupply hose from the brake fluid reservoir to the clutchmaster cylinder. See Fig.
1. Ruid reservoir B for clutch master cylinderandmaster cylinder A. Arrowshowsfluidsupplyhose.
Remove the hydraulic pipe from the master cylinder.See Fig.
Remove the clip that holds the pipe to thebody.
Brake fluid can damage paint and bodywork. Immediatelyrinse any spills with water.
To bleed clutch master and slave cylinders
cars equipped with ABS, it may be necessary to removethe alternator belt tensioner and move the alternator to oneside
reach the master cylinder.Fig. 2. Clutch master cylinder hydraulic pipe being removed.Master cylinder
remove the left hand footwell air duct.See
Remove the clevis pin and the master cylinderself-locking mounting nuts. See Fig.
Always replace self-locking nuts with new ones.
the reverse of removal. Bleed the system
described below. Replenish the fluid
the brakemaster cylinder reservoir as necessary.
not allow the reservoir to empty, otherwise the entire system will need
bled after the reservoir