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Old 09-16-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Fluid uner the pedals

There is a light brownish/red fluid on my floor mat under my pedals and it really looks like it drips off the clutch.... now i for on belive that its the clutch master cylinder.... should i buy a oem one... and is it possible to be a slave cylinder or brake fluid?... the fluid really doesent have a smell to me btw


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Old 09-16-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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if it was a slave cly it would not be leaking inside. If it is brake fluild it could be the clutch master or the brake master (they share the same fluild) The next thing you HAVE to keep it off the carpet it will swell and stain it badly. Last as always i recommend OEM parts get ahold of steve.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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Not sure how different a non-svt zetec is, but when I had a clutch slave cylinder go bad it leaked under my pedals.
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Brake master is in the engine compartment after the booster; no fluid will enter the cabin from brakes.

Thus, clutch master is the culprit.
Replace with OEM parts.
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i have seen the brake master leak inside yes it is rare but a simple look under the dash will tell you what one is leaking
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Not sure how different a non-svt zetec is, but when I had a clutch slave cylinder go bad it leaked under my pedals.
Negative..... has to be the master.

With that, it's mounted right there by the clutch pedal.
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The CMC can be a major PITA, so read up on the procedure before you give it a go. DO NOT lose the clips that hold the lines in place!!! (Firewall side)
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Negative..... has to be the master.

With that, it's mounted right there by the clutch pedal.
I probably got it wrong then. It was two years ago. I took one look at the instructions for fixing it, saw what a pita it was, then decided "screw that I'm going to have my mechanic fix it."
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