Removing line from clutch master cylinder

Discussion in '2005+ Mustang GT 4.6L Tech' started by ghunt81, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    So i disengaged the clip (have it partway out)...but the line seems to be stuck pretty good in the master cylinder. How much force does it take to remove?
     
  2. Midlife Crises

    Midlife Crises Member

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    I pulled the pin completely out and the hydraulic line pulled right out. All the fluid in the reservoir came out also.
     
  3. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    I got some of the fluid out of the reservoir with a baster...so I'm hoping not as much will come out. That fluid is old as hell anyway.
     
  4. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    The clip needs to be all the way out, try not to lose it.
     
  5. golkhl

    golkhl forum member

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    Have a cap ready for the line, and do not lise the clips!
     
  6. 86GT351

    86GT351 forum member

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    Remove the clip completely. To re-install have the clip on and just pop the line on. Make sure you feel it snap into place.
     
  7. rocky61201

    rocky61201 forum member

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    Every time I've done this I put a couple rags down there to cover the holes the clip might fall into and get lost forever. I also have a mechanics pick in one hand to pull on the clip and a magnet in the other hand to catch the clip.
     
  8. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    I got the clips pulled out on both ends and the line came right out. Couple of the install instructions I read made it sound like the clip did not have to be removed, guess now I know.
     
  9. Ken04

    Ken04 gm troll basher

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    FYI a paper clip can be made into a clip,,, I know this from experience.