93 explorer, removing clutch line from master cylinder

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Old 02-20-07, 04:50 PM
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93 explorer, removing clutch line from master cylinder

I have a 93' explorer 5 speed tranny that i want to remove the clutch line and replace it. I have removed the quick connect from the transmission/slave cylinder but not sure how to remove it from the master cylinder. It looks like there is a pin there where it connects. Should i knock that out?? does it require a special tool?? any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old 02-20-07, 06:08 PM
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A small punch and hammer...........Knock the pin out...........pull out the hose.......Where did you find the leak???
 
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Old 02-20-07, 06:17 PM
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well it was kinda one of those live and learn things. I haven't changed a tranny in probably 10 years. I bought a tranny from a junkyard and after i took mine out i looked at the slave cylinders and noticed mine ( actually my wife's) was in what looked like better shape but didnt really want to get into swapping too much stuff out. What i learned by leaving the slave cylinder from the old tranny on is that Ford had two different size quick connects. Unfortunately the one on the my explorer and the one that came with the tranny were two different sizes. So being the rookie that i am, instead of taking the tranny back out and swapping them, i decided to cut the line. Thinking that i could just shove the one that fit into the hose. Unfortunately, the hose is too stout. More like molded plastic. long story short, i put a larger hose over the two cut ends and put hose clamps on them. After about two days of driving they blew apart so i figure i should just get a new clutch line and go from there. I also thought maybe i can remove the clutch line and possibly heat the end up so that the proper fitting could slide in. But i have to get it off first. We'll see.
 
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Old 02-20-07, 07:09 PM
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OK...........Let me help you with the BIGGEST problem with Ranger/Exploder hydraulic clutches..........If you look at the M/C, you'll see it points down about 45deg...........The line is at the bottom and the reservoir enters about midway..........As it sits in the vehicle, you'll be about 95 yrs old before you get all the air out and get a pedal................SO..............You're gonna have to REMOVE the M/C from the vehicle..........Install your line........Hold the M/C so that the discharge line is HIGHER than the rest of the body of the Cyl...........Bleed the system ..........Reinstall the M/C with out disturbing the lines......
 
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Old 02-20-07, 07:29 PM
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sounds logical ... it looks like it would be a mother to get the line loose with the M/C still attached to the car anyway ... i just knew i screwed up big time when i cut that line ... oh well ... live and learn ... bad part is i've called all the parts shops around town ... and looked all over ebay and no one seems to have the line i'm looking for ... they have pre-1992 but nothing '93 and up ... which is what i need .. ... guess i'll have to bite the bullet and head to the Ford dealership
 
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Old 02-20-07, 07:37 PM
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Unfortunately..............you MAY find that its an assy WITH the M/C
 
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