Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.8L DOHC' started by chrmar, Mar 15, 2008.


  1. chrmar

    chrmar New Member

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    So, the master cylinder for my clutch has decided to fail. I checked the board for my symptoms and the result was agreement with the shop I checked with about the problem. Anyhoosers, what I'm wondering is how specific this part is. Can I get one from any old 91-96 Escort? Or does it have to be a GT? How about from a 1.8L Protege? The shop wants $180 to install the thing, with $80 being for the part itself (I might have to break down and buy a new one if I can't get one from a junkyard). Figured I'd check with compatibility first. Thanks!
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    It's not hard to change out at all. 2 nuts, one on the inside by the pedal and the other one on the firewall behind the strut tower, 1 hose thats on with a clamp ring, and the steel curly line running towards the slave. You can pick a new one up at autozone or advance for about $40-80.. Then all you gotta do is bleed the system and adjust your pedal as needed. Pretty easy 8) Definitely not worth $180 for someone else to install, unless you're not into fixing your own car.

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    Ah excellent, lots of availability then. No Autozone up here; the $80 for a new one is from an auto parts store.

    I'm all for doing the work myself, but I have zero time in which to do it these days. :(
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    Mm, maybe... but I'd prefer to get this car driveable ASAP. To go to uni I need to go through a lot of traffic and stopping on hills, none of which is advisable with a busted drivetrain.

    Has anyone replaced this part? Can anyone give me an idea on ease of swapping?
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    It's very easy bro. The most time will be spent bleeding the system.. You can get the whole unit out in under 45mins. If you need pics let me know :D
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    Pics might be helpful. You can send them in a PM, if you like. Also, for bleeding the system is it a similar procedure to bleeding the brakes?
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    Np, I'll take some pics when I get home. Bleeding is a tad different from the brakes but basicly the same. It's alot easier to get air out of the brake lines then the clutch lines.

    General idea of what you will be doing below

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