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Old 07-29-2007, 10:46 AM   #1
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Wont start after replacing clutch master cylinder

Heres the scenario: A week ago a "pin" on my clutch pedal broke its weld, and since I did not realize what had actually happened at the moment (I was driving the vehicle after all). Somehow I managed to break the little plastic piston rod on the clutch master cylinder. After replacing the cluctch master cylinder my car wont start, I have power, but the car does nothing, it wont turn over, nothing.

I had the battery completely disconnected for a few hours while replacing the clutch master cylinder, does anyone think that has anything to do with anything? If so, do I have to take the car into the dealership to have it "reprogrammed" or is there some way to do a factory reset?

I have already tried the trick where you disconnect the neg. battery terminal for an hour, and that didn't change anything.


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Old 07-29-2007, 10:57 AM   #2
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did u disconnect any wiring harness just to get them out of the way??? like the MAF or TPS. doing the master cylinder (i dont believe) would effect the ignition. just try to re-check all the connectors
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I will check again when I get home.
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:02 PM   #4
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Sounds like it could be the clutch safety switch.
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Yeah... I'll bet it is that.
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Sounds like it could be the clutch safety switch.
I am assuming thats the little plastic switch down there that gets pushed in when the clutch is pressed. I am really going to kick myself if I forgot to plug that back in. Thanks for the knowledge, I will check into it when I get home.
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^^^ Yeah, that's it!
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Sounds like it could be the clutch safety switch.
Checked it out when I got home, and it was the clutch safety switch. Looks like I bent the mount a little when I was working down there and it wasnt being pushed all of the way in now. If I actually press the button all of the way in, the car starts fine. Thanks a million guys!
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there's a spec in the manual for the length of the pushrod on the green, grey and black switches(all three have a different extended length). I don't have it here, but the purpose for giving you a length spec is that you have to forcibly pull the plunger out of the three switches before reinstallation, and it takes a bit more effort than you would normally feel comfortable with applying to get them out that 1/4" or so extra. (red for clutch top of travel is not adjustable), You then assemble the switches in overextended condition, and the first time you push on the pedal, they auto adjust. Getting them just so was a bit scary at first, and took more time than most of the rest of the job until I was satisfied with them.
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