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Clutch pedal hydraulic assembly has popped out of the firewall

It is the entire hydraulic assembly that comes loose. No matter how i try and lock it back into place, the pressure of depressing the clutch pedal will pop it free again. Any Suggestions?

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  • katnjack Feb 23, 2009

    It is a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 HD with the V-10 engine

  • katnjack Feb 23, 2009

    I believe its called the master slave cylinder. The whole unit comes loose from the firewall. There must be a way to lock it back into place.It's not leaking and doesn't appear damaged in any way that I can see.

  • myearwood0 May 11, 2010

    what vechile is it



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Is it the pedal end or gearbox end

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  • myearwood0 Feb 23, 2009

    does it have a metal/plastic bracket it may have a broken clip that u may not notice

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