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Old 12-09-2006, 04:07 PM   #21
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Anyone know what size Gear Wrenches to buy to help make this go easier, I'll be doing my clutch master this weekend and would like to have everything I need ready.

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I answered my own question, its a 10mm, but you can do it without a Gearwrench. Some things I did different is after you pull the hydraulic lines and bolt on the fire wall, I removed the 3 colored sensors on the brake and clutch pedal, they rotate and then pull out, they are keyed, and the other black clutch sensor, it had a tab on the back of it you lift and it comes off. I removed the white plastic plug on the brake pedal to the brake master cylinder rod, it has a barb you push up with a screwdriver and it slides out, I found that my plug would rotate so you could see the barb. There after I removed the 4 nuts (13mm deep socket and wobble head 12" extension and got them all out easily) that hold the pedal box assembly to the fire wall and pulled it out as one unit and replaced the clutch master cylinder outside of the car. The two bolts that hold the clutch master to the pedal box self tap into the plastic on the clutch master. Also, there are two tabs that lock the master cylinder to the pedal box prior to bolting it up. Then I reinstalled the pedal box and rest in reverse order. It took me 2 hours not knowing what to do with out bleeding. This was the easiest way for me to do it and it took about 15 min to put all back together. One note, make sure as you install the bottom line, it lined up with the grommet for the bracket and the inlet fitting, otherwise its a pain to disassemble and redo, don't ask me how I know. Also, to keep the top line from spilling fluid all over, I lifted the line above the reservoir and let the end rest on the cowl, be careful not to bend the line too much or it will break.
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is this the same with a non svt?
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Old 02-21-2007, 04:13 PM   #24
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Clutch Master cylinder line O rings

Thank you all for this thread on the leakey master cylinder! Mine just started leaking about two months ago. I live in Northern VA, and it's been really cold here, so I'm just getting around to it. I bought the new Master cylinder from the Ford dealer. The shop manual says to replace the o rings on the line connections if necessary. Did anyone have to replace theirs? If so, where did you buy them? Ford doesn't have a part number for the rings themselves, and they only come on the two lines you disconnect from the master cylinder.

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Old 02-21-2007, 10:26 PM   #25
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I didn't replace the o-rings. I would check to make sure there were no leaks on the firewall side as that, I think, is where they would show a problem. If you have any questions on the removal and replace feel free to PM me.
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Thanks a lot for your help! John
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No problem. Good luck and have fun.
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Thank you so much for your advice. I sucessfully replaced my clutch master cylinder last week. No more leaks! Now, does anyone have advice as to which product to use for cleaning brake fluid off of carpet? :-)


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You could try the Orange Hand cleaner or some Dishwashing soap that is good at cutting grease and you might try a detail shop, sometimes thay have some "magic stuff" that will remove it.
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my master cylender failed twice destroying my cluth leading to $1400 worth of repairs in teh first two years of ownership...
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