Pedal box

Tiny
MARK HOWE
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  • 1978 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE
  • 1.5L
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  • 1,928,473 MILES
I am removing pedal box to put another one in my problem I am having is when it loosen everything on the pedal box. I am trying to remove it but the pedal box is catching on the brake cable connection part and because the brake lever is so far out. I am not having enough room for the pedal box to go over the brake cable so the pedal box can drop to the floor any ideas on what I should do please?
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Saturday, August 20th, 2016 AT 5:32 PM

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Tiny
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Do you mean the brake pedal push rod?
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 4:09 AM
Tiny
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Um, I am not sure what its called it is the brake cable that is hooked up to the brake pedal. It might be called a push rod not sure.
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 4:32 AM
Tiny
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Okay, that will be the brake pedal push rod, I feel that you will have to undo the four brake booster attach bolts or nuts as the case may be and pull the booster forward I am not sure if there will be enough room with out removing the master cylinder, have a look and if the master has to come off, this will complicate things a bit more, let me know before you attempt to remove the master cylinder if this is required.
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 4:59 AM
Tiny
MARK HOWE
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Thank you for your response I now no what im looking at thanks for correcting me about the brake pedal push rod I will have a look at the car tomorrow and see what brake booster system I have before I touch it. I do have one question being a old car as it is if I do remove the brake cylinder from the brake booster? I am picking it should then expose the brake push rod in the middle of it do I then just pull forward on the push rod and I am picking that will then allow the push rod inside the car to be then pushed forward.
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 10:06 AM
Tiny
MARK HOWE
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Thanks I went into reading further and watching some videos and I will see if I can get enough room tomorrow to pull the brake booster out slightly and then see if I can drop the pedal box without having to disconnect the brake cylinder lines as I am hoping to avoid to having to bleed brakes and stuff. Thank you again for directing me in the right direction now that I no it is a brake pedal push rod and not a brake cable. I now no what I am looking at. Thanks again.
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 10:58 AM
Tiny
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Okay, good luck, re-post if you get stuck or need further assistance.
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 2:32 PM
Tiny
MARK HOWE
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Hey there I got the pedal box out ive put the new one in just having a slight problem im trying to get the brake booster push rod hole to line up with the brake pedal hole so I can slide the bolt through I cant seem to get it to lign up properly I have already tighten the bolts up on the pedal box, im picking I would have to loosen the bolts up on the pedal box and have a bit of free play on the pedal box to move around to be able to line up the hole properly before I tighten down the pedal box again.
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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 AT 3:01 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like a plan, always a good idea to have every thing started but loose enough to help with any re aligning required.
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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 AT 8:15 PM

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