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I'm famous!!! Dang!!

>Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 22:28:31 -0500
>From: "Martin Pot" <paulnet@ipa.net>
>Subject: Re:Clutch pedal sticking-More questions
>Check archive May 7 '98 by Mike Arman. You dont need to take the fabric boot
>of, but it helped me tremendously to take the fuel injector cooling fan out,
>which is easy. It worked excellent for me!! Great suggestion Thanks Mike,

I'm famous!! Dang!! Tell you what, this sure made MY day - which started
with a broken windshield! Does this totally unsolicited referral qualify me
on the first step of the long, winding (electricals by Bosch, diagrammed by
Bentley), slippery (pentosin-soaked), painful, expensive path to

Big grin here.

Anyway, here's the info again if anyone needs it (don't tamper with success!)

R&R clutch slave cylinder, type 44

Jack up front of car, remove right front wheel, unsnap (careful) fabric
boot around tie rod end to get it out of your way. Open hood, remove snap
spring which fits into center of roll pin which retains slave cylinder.

Using a square shank (3/8") punch, stack ratchet extensions to about 30"
total length, and using this kludge, drive out roll pin. Clutch slave
withdraws toward rear.

The trick here is that you can hammer on the roll pin from outside the
engine compartment, via the tie rod access hole in fender inner skin. There
is NO room to do this from inside the engine compartment.

Loosen hose, plug line, fill new slave with brake fluid, reinstall line,
but don't fully tighten. Push cylinder into bell housing from rear, this is
tight, awkward, and don't lay on the radiator top hose while you work or it
will break off (BTDT). Cylinder will go most of the way in with imaginative
cussing. Start roll pin, drive home with punch plus multi extension.

Tighten hose, re-install spring clip, bleed slave cylinder. You're done.
Time to accomplish first time, 3 hours, subsequent times about 1 to 1.5 hours.

(Put the wheel back on! 80 ft lbs. torque for lug nuts.)

Don't try to rebuild the slave cylinder - this usually doesn't work,
although some listers have reported success.

Best Regards,

Mike Arman