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How to fit a clutch master cylinder for c220 cdi

Bought the new master cylinder but cant remove old master cylinder from bracket.

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Remove the three 13mm nuts holding the pedal bracket to the bulkhead, this will give you more room to work but just as it's free to move about a bit. Undo the two 10mm nuts holding the cylinder to the pedal assy and the pipe union at the bottom of the cylinder. Pry off the clutch hose at the fluid reservoir. Release the circlip on the end of the cylinder rod on the pedal.
When you put the new one in feed the hose through first with a piece of wire so you can locate it at the fluid reservoir, loosley connect the union at the bottom of the cly, and pop the end of the cyl rod into place and replace the circlip. now try to relocate the long bolts into the cylinder body, it's a fiddle but can be done. Use a 3/8 drive to undo and re-do the 10 mm nuts as a smaller one seems better but doesn't have the reach. The rest is just common sense.

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