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Old 04-15-2012, 03:51 PM   #77
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Great write up! Rep added

I'm almost done, i just have to wait for my brother to come over and help me bleed it. Only took me about 1.5 hrs to get this far!

A few tips for those doing this in the future...
- When removing the CMC, remove the white retainer from the brake pedal (to disengage it from the plunger) so you can remove the whole bracket and CMC as one unit.

You DON'T have to remove the clutch pedal from the assembly. After removing the assembly as one piece;
- Remove clutch return spring.
- Unbolt the CMC from the bracket.
- Bump it loose (it has to slide down a little).
- Pull the white plunger off.
Install new CMC onto the bracket in reverse order;
- Approximately position CMC on bracket.
- Slide plunger onto pin.
- Slide CMC into place, then bolt it in (may take some finagling).
- Re-install return spring (easiest method - put spring onto the pedal first, then using pliers put the other end onto the bracket.

If you DO unbolt the clutch pedal, put some loc-tite on it when putting it back together. This will prevent it from coming loose (some people have had that problem).

In the engine bay;
To remove/replace the hard to reach bolts or clips without dropping them:
- Buy a cheep extendable magnet. It's worth it's weight in gold.
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