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Removing the servo


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Replacing the servo and really struggling to remove the old unit.

I've been turning the threaded connector to the brake pedal bar for ages and it's not detaching. Without that out of the way I can't access the nut below it.

Plus I can't get a spanner around the bottom nut holding the servo to the bracket.

Oh..... and to really cap it off, the pin connecting the bar to the brake pedal is fouled by the steering column........... and there was me thinking this would be easy.

 

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I find it difficult to remove the servo without the master brake cylinder being at least party out of the way. Depending on how long your brake line tubes are you might be able to detach and move the master cylinder out of the way to gain enough wiggle room to depress the brake pedal and free up the pin on the other side. Then you might take the assy out as one. For the lower servo to bracket nuts, try different shaped spanners or a small nut set. Soak them with WD40 first. With patience and some swearing it is possible to get them loose. I have collected a range of different shaped spanners over time to tackle those jobs, long, short, straight, bent, thick and thin, you name it. 

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I'm replacing the brakes all round so the master cylinder is removed. I'll find a spanner to fit that bottom nut, they're not that tight.

Shouldn't the threaded rod detach from the bar though? That's what's confusing me..........

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As far as I can remember, I just removed the pin on the compartment side and pulled the whole assy out. Found it easier than disconnecting the rods in the tight space between the bulkhead. The pin on my configuration was put in from the outside toward the steering column. 

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Tight spaces and fiddly for sure... this is on a 84TE btw. Is it different on your S2?

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If you can remove all the nuts first, maybe a crescent spanner, or a 1/4" drive socket could get down in there, I think that's how I do mine. If you still cannot physically remove the brake pedal clevis pin and pull the assembly off the bulkhead, you can ease the pedal box pivot shaft sideways, allowing the pedal to fall down so you can pull the clevis pin out.

That's a bit more involved, so persevere with the clevis first!

Margate Exotics.

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