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Old 11-16-2012, 10:23 AM   #111
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If I remember right theres a small indentation in part of the plastic under each spring enough to get a small pointed/flat tool in to prise each clip off. I found using one of these just popped the springs out.

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:41 AM   #112
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X2 on the slot, look at the new one to see where it is..

Mine had a very tight clip on the bottom (pressure) line, and due to rust locking it in place a bit I couldn't push it in enough to relieve the pressure (cleaned up B4 reinstalled).

small tip screwdriver got it started, needle nose had the strength to pry it out the rest of the way....
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:44 PM   #113
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I just replaced the clutch master cylinder yesterday in the 2001 SE -- the OP's pics and descriptions helped as did the FSM.

I didn't need to remove the seat, nor the clutch pedal or the two or three colored switches. Did remove the clutch safety switch, and then carefully bent its bracket 45 degrees down to allow the master cylinder to come out and the new one to go in. The upper (of two) mounting bolt for the master cylinder was the biggest pain of the job.

After gravity-flushing the brake fluid, I used the fish-tank tube from the bleed-port to the fluid reservior technique for bleeding. Took 100 or more pumps to clear the fluid.

The replacement clutch master cylinder, $35 from AutoZone (PN 51370), was a LuK that was identical to the original 2001 LuK part that was removed.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:45 PM   #114
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Im happy i could help with this!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:33 PM   #115
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Easy fix to buy time, maybe permanent fix

After looking over the leaking cmc on my 2003 svt I noticed that the white plunge rod was sliding to the outside of the pedal pin upon being depressed. I also noticed that doing so was stretching the seal boot out of shape allowing fluid to leak. I assume the plunger hole wears over time allowing more than normal play. I decided to attempt a simple fix to buy time until warmer weather arrives. I slid a rectangular spring steel fastener onto the shaft to hold the plunger in a straight up and down position as it is being depressed. I don't know the official name for the fastener but they can be purchased at autozone. A week later and there is no leaking at all. I doubt this will work in all situations but considering how cheap, quick and easy this is it is well worth the effort for anyone who needs a quick fix or just to buy some time.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:46 PM   #116
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I would be careful with that. Definitely continue to watch the fluid level. The last thing you want is for your clutch to go bad. Nobody likes dropping a transmission. Keep an eye on it to make sure you are okay but very good find. Especially since its cold.
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No problem

I am the original owner and know the car well. Just turned over 100,000 a few weeks ago. The clutch still works great, (knock on wood) and is the original. I probably don't drive nearly as aggressively as most svt owners. The safety neutral switch came apart a few years ago. I fastened it back together with a plastic tie and it has been fine ever since. I check it on occasion to see if it might need replacing, but it is always securely fastened. I check the rubber floor mat for signs of new leakage each day. So far all is good and the brake fluid level is steady. Barring any signs of leakage it will remain as is until spring comes around. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:47 AM   #118
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Good luck man. If you have any questions when replacing it just let me know!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:36 PM   #119
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HELP! Im in the process off doing this and I can not get the Hard Line out of the cmc. I removed the clips and the top hose came off easily. But the bottom one wont come out at all. What do i do!?
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Mine was tough too. Had to wiggle it and yank hard straight out. Lots of sharp stuff around though -- be safe!
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