Remove / Install Brake Pedal (1995-2002 S-Series)

Author: clatterclatterbenz

Relevant Models

All 1995-2002 S-Series


  • Ratchet
  • 8mm socket (for battery terminal)
  • Torx socket [size?] (optional, for rear view mirror removal)

Removal / Installation

Step 1

Grab an eight millimeter socket and disconnect the negative battery terminal.

Optional Step

I chose to remove the rear view mirror. Mostly due to the fact I kept whacking my head on it.
There should be a Torx screw holding the mirror in place. Mine was missing this screw.

Step 3

You should now be able to see the pivot point for the pedal. This took the longest and probably would have taken five minutes with an air ratchet.

The best way I found to do this was to place the ratchet on the right from underneath the dashboard and from the top, push the one on the right away from you as you pull the one on the left towards you. After a hour or so the bolt will come free.

The pedal is still connected to the rod for the master cylinder though.
And you will have to contend with one of these clips. The best way to remove these is to grab the top portion with a pair of Vise Grips and yank.

Remove the white foam after the clip comes out, pull the pedal off the pin and slide it out. Lube up the new pin on your manual transmission brake pedal with your favorite spooge. I like napa cable and chain.

Slide the new unit back up there and slip the bolt in. Finger tighten the nut and move on to the clutch pedal.

Here is a view from underneath the dashboard. The pcm is already removed.

Doing this added another unnecessary 45 minutes to the project. It uses little clips that the screws thread into and I had to fish one out with a magnet. Slip the clutch pedal up there and slide it through. You can get it up there attached to the rod and I suggest you do it that way.

Tighten everything and use loctite. I don’t want anyones pedals coming off.

After tightening, clip the brake rod onto the pedal. Remember the white anti rattle foam thingy.

Snap the dash back into place.

Reinsert PCM and harnesses.

Reconnect Battery

Before moving faster than a brisk walk, SLAM on your brakes to make sure the pedal is secure.

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