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  1. Remove the Cotter Pin and Clevis Pin Inspect the Clevis Pin for wear. On high-mile 04-08 TSX, we have seen clutch petal cause wear to the pin. If it is worn, you can reuse, but plan to replace. Remove x2 M8x1.25mm nuts holding CMC to Firewall.
    • Remove the Cotter Pin and Clevis Pin

    • Inspect the Clevis Pin for wear. On high-mile 04-08 TSX, we have seen clutch petal cause wear to the pin. If it is worn, you can reuse, but plan to replace.

    • Remove x2 M8x1.25mm nuts holding CMC to Firewall.

    • Use a 12mm deep-socket (preferably on 1/4-drive rachet)

  2. Remove the x1 M6x1.0 bolt mounting reservoir to strut tower. Use a 10mm socket and extension. The reservoir hose does not need to be removed from CMC yet. As you will see in later steps, the CMC and Reservoir and be pulled out together.
    • Remove the x1 M6x1.0 bolt mounting reservoir to strut tower. Use a 10mm socket and extension.

    • The reservoir hose does not need to be removed from CMC yet. As you will see in later steps, the CMC and Reservoir and be pulled out together.

  3. If your vehicle still has the OE clutch hardline, first remove hardline from CMC. If your vehicle already has a flexible braided clutch line, save yourself the mess and DO NOT remove from CMC yet.
    • If your vehicle still has the OE clutch hardline, first remove hardline from CMC.

    • If your vehicle already has a flexible braided clutch line, save yourself the mess and DO NOT remove from CMC yet.

    • Push the reservoir into cavity between firewall and strut tower. Then pull it underneath the Brake Master Cylinder.

    • Pull the OE CMC out of firewall. Then following same route underneath the Brake Master, pull the CMC out.

  4. Using pliers, loosen clamp on reservoir hose at the CMC. Then immediately move hose to new CMC. Put the Clutch Line on the left side of Reservoir hose as shown in Picture 2.
    • Using pliers, loosen clamp on reservoir hose at the CMC. Then immediately move hose to new CMC.

    • Put the Clutch Line on the left side of Reservoir hose as shown in Picture 2.

    • Ensure the angle of Clutch Line relative to CMC body is similar to Picture 2. If not, the Clutchline may interfere with Brake Vacuum Booster.

    • Use a 14mm open ended wrench to tighten.

    • DOUBLE CHECK that banjo washers and bolt are installed properly.

  5. Pass the CMC and Reservoir underneath the Brake Master. This is simply the reverse of removal procedure. After Reservoir positioned on Strut Tower, tighten mounting bolt x1 M6x1.0, using 10mm socket.
    • Pass the CMC and Reservoir underneath the Brake Master.

    • This is simply the reverse of removal procedure.

    • After Reservoir positioned on Strut Tower, tighten mounting bolt x1 M6x1.0, using 10mm socket.

    • Push CMC Clevis and Rod through hole in Firewall. Then align studs with respective holes and push until CMC flange is flush to Firewall.

  6. Before tightening CMC to Firewall, ensure that Clevis is straddling the pedal. Using the provided x2 M8x1.25 nuts, tighten the CMC to Firewall. Using provided Silicone Grease, grease the Clevis Pin.
    • Before tightening CMC to Firewall, ensure that Clevis is straddling the pedal.

    • Using the provided x2 M8x1.25 nuts, tighten the CMC to Firewall.

    • Using provided Silicone Grease, grease the Clevis Pin.

    • Push Clevis Pin through Clevis and Pedal.

    • Jiggle the pedal to help align holes.

    • Use provided Cotter Pin to retain the Clevis Pin.

  7. Remove OE Clutch Line from Slave Cylinder Remove OE Slave Cylinder.
    • Remove OE Clutch Line from Slave Cylinder

    • Remove OE Slave Cylinder.

    • Use 12mm socket and extension to remove x2 M8x1.25 bolts

    • Replace OE Slave Cylinder with New unit.

    • Use provided x2 M8x1.25 bolts to install.

    • DOUBLE CHECK that Slave Cylinder Rod is seated properly on Clutch Fork.

  8. Route Hybrid Racing Clutch Line along frame rail and front of transmission case.
    • Route Hybrid Racing Clutch Line along frame rail and front of transmission case.

    • Use provided black Nylon Mounting Clip to hold Clutch Line against frame rail.

    • Mounting location shown in Picture 1 is underneath Fuse Box, at the bottom of Strut Tower.

  9. Using provided Banjo bolt, connect Clutchline to SLV Cylinder. Use a 17mm and 14mm open-ended wrench. Hold fitting on SLV Cylinder with the 17mm wrench.
    • Using provided Banjo bolt, connect Clutchline to SLV Cylinder.

    • Use a 17mm and 14mm open-ended wrench.

    • Hold fitting on SLV Cylinder with the 17mm wrench.

    • To reach the location, you can pass the 17mm between the Lower Radiator Hose and Intake Manifold

    • Tighten the Banjo bolt using the 14mm wrench.

    • DOUBLE CHECK that banjo washers and bolt are installed properly.

  10. If you have not bled a Clutch system before, this is a tedious process and will take at least 30 minutes to complete.
    • If you have not bled a Clutch system before, this is a tedious process and will take at least 30 minutes to complete.

    • Because the system nearly dry/empty of hydraulic fluid, We suggest using a vacuum bleeder or at least a hand vacuum pump to remove all of the air from the system.

    • Be sure to keep the reservoir filled during the entire sequence.

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