2007 Jeep Compass

Hydraulic System

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Bleeding



Manual Bleeding

Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009


NOTE
An assistant is required to perform this procedure.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Verify the fluid level in the clutch/brake cylinder. Top it off with DOT 3 brake fluid, as necessary. Leave the cap off.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the dust cap from the bleed port on the clutch slave cylinder and install a suitable size and length of clear hose to monitor and divert fluid into a suitable container.
    NOTE
    The container must be positioned at a lower level than the bleeder valve on the clutch slave cylinder.

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  9. Lower vehicle, but only enough to gain access to and fill the brake master cylinder.
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  11. Have an assistant press down and hold the clutch pedal until it reaches the floor.
    NOTE
    Do not allow the clutch/brake fluid reservoir to run dry while the fluid exits the bleed port. If the reservoir runs dry during this procedure, it must be refilled and this step must be repeated.


    NOTE
    Ensure the assistant does not release the clutch pedal from the floor while the bleed port on the clutch slave cylinder is open. Otherwise, air will enter the clutch hydraulic circuit.

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  13. Open the bleed port on the clutch slave cylinder enough to allow hydraulic fluid to drain. Any air in the system will escape at this time.
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  15. Close the bleed port on the clutch slave cylinder, and have the assistant release the clutch pedal to the full up position.
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  17. Repeat steps 6 through 8 at least 15 times or until air bubbles are no longer present in the clutch hydraulic fluid.
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  19. Slowly actuate the clutch pedal 10 times between the full up and pedal stop position.
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  21. Apply the parking brake. Start the engine and verify clutch operation and pedal feel.
    1. If the clutch pedal feels fine and the transaxle can be easily shifted from neutral to any gear, the clutch is operating correctly.
    2.  
    3. If the pedal still feels spongy or the clutch does not fully disengage, excessive air is still trapped within the system, most likely at the master cylinder.
    4.  

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  23. Disconnect the hose from the bleed port on the clutch master cylinder and install the dust cap.
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  25. Top off the brake master cylinder fluid level with DOT 3 brake fluid, as necessary.
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Power Bleeding

Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the reservoir cap and connect a bleeder cap to the clutch/brake fluid reservoir.
    NOTE
    Use Bleeder Cap/Modified reservoir cap adapter Snap-On® 901-059, or equivalent.

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  5. Connect the service filling machine to the bleeder cap.
    NOTE
    Use Service Filling Machine/Brake power bleeder, or equivalent.

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  7. The service filling machine should be pressurized between 2.0 and 2.5 bar (29-36 psi).
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  9. Remove the dust cap from the bleeder valve and connect the transparent bleeder hose to the bleeder valve.
    NOTE
    Use a Bleeder Container to capture the hydraulic fluid and the Transparent Bleeder Hose to route the fluid to the container.


    NOTE
    The Container must be at a lower level than the bleeder valve on the clutch slave cylinder.

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  11. Place the other end of the hose in the bleeder container to capture the used fluid. The end of the hose MUST be submerged in the DOT 3 brake fluid.
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  13. Turn ON the service filling machine.
    NOTE
    While bleeding the system, do not allow the clutch fluid reservoir to completely empty out. If this happens, refill the clutch fluid reservoir, and repeat the procedure.

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  15. Open the bleeder valve on the clutch slave cylinder enough to allow fluid to flow from the clutch hydraulic system.
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  17. Allow fluid to flow out of the bleed port until no more air bubbles can be seen in the transparent bleeder hose.
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  19. Once the fluid is free of air bubbles, make 15 quick actuations between the clutch pedal stop positions.
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  21. Close the bleeder valve at the clutch slave cylinder and disconnect the service filling machine.
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  23. Check the clutch pedal to see if the vehicle is properly bled.
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  25. If the vehicle is not properly bled, repeat the procedure.
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  27. Remove the bleeder cap from the clutch fluid reservoir and replace the reservoir cap.
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  29. Disconnect the transparent bleeder hose from the bleeder valve and replace the dust cap.
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