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Old 11-14-2007, 08:00 PM   #51
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Don't forget

One thing that is easy to overlook on this job is: hooking the master cylinder clutch piston thing onto the clutch pedal. Its easy to think after wrangling the pedal set back under the dash, "Cool, I'm almost done. I just have to bleed the clutch!" Then your inner Red Foreman should jump out and say, "Nope, don't tighten that pedal set yet. You still have to attach the piston to the clutch pedal ! With out that attached you'll never be able to pump the clutch!" If Red doesn't appear in your garage you'll have had the luck of seeing this post and you'll still be OK.

Enjoy getting to know your Focus all that much more intimately!
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:19 AM   #52
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How about changing the other part on the engine compartment? is that a brake booster? the one that the master cylinder attaches to...
I think so, I'd leave it alone unless its bad.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:37 AM   #53
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Once I get home Ill show you an Easier way to ge the hoses off the Cylinder... You can go in through your wheel well... Ive got Pics that Ill post..
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:17 PM   #54
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Dirty Floor and Crappy Rice mats... (Cause of the brake fluid.. I didnt bother to vacume and I put rubbermats down to protect the carpet...?



Take off the Clutch Peddle because it makes it so Much easier...



No more Clutch..



Jack up the car.. and Make sure you use jack stands...
I wasnt done jacking the car up in this Picture...



Its Alot Easier if you fold back the wheel Liner and take off the clutch lines from a hole in your wheel well... Its to much of a pain to mess with your brake cylinder...



Heres the Hole... Both hydrologic lines are right there..
HINT: When ever you are reinstalling the pins tie a string around them so when you drop them you wont lose them
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:41 AM   #55
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that sucks
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:02 AM   #56
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tell me about it..this was horrible to change!! make sure you dont lose the clips like he said...i lost 2, thank god the new piece came with 2 new ones!
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:25 PM   #57
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My son and I did this change today on our 2002 ZX3. It took about 5hrs. from start to finish. We would have been done sooner but for two things. When we went to reinstall the clutch pedal we found that we had forgotten to keep track of the clutch return spring and it had popped off. We had to take some stuff back off so we could get the spring back on it's hold down. Also, the bolt that holds down the battery tie-down strap was corroded and I sheared it off (real bad choice of materials). I had to drill it out and fashion a new bolt. Oh, and we just noticed that the brake lights were stuck on so we had to adjust the switch.

I'm not sure how much this would have cost at the shop but I figure we saved a couple of hundred bucks anyway.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:52 PM   #58
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does anyone know which wilwood master clutch cylinder will replace the stock one for the svt's?
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:49 PM   #59
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i just replaced my CMC today. took 2 hours from start to finish. took an hour to bleed! prolly close to 500 pumps with my son. other than that, the hardest part of this job is getting the bottom line hold-pin on and off.
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:48 PM   #60
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Did mine today. It was a bitch!! I ended up cutting the old one out! Came out much easier!

Now I gotta figure out how to bleed the damn thing! Is the bleed screw accessible underneath the car?
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