Only the Sebring coupe and Avenger models with manual transaxle are equipped with a hydraulic clutch actuation system, which utilizes a master and slave cylinder.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the necessary underhood components in order to gain access to the clutch slave cylinder (also sometimes called a release cylinder or actuator).
- Disconnect the hydraulic line and allow the system to drain.
- Remove the bolts and pull the slave cylinder from the transaxle housing.
- Lubricate all pivot points with grease.
- Mount the slave cylinder to the transaxle and tighten the bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
- Connect the hydraulic line and tighten to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
- Fill the system with clean brake fluid meeting DOT 3 or DOT 4 specifications.
- Bleed the clutch hydraulic system.
- Check and adjust the clutch pedal height, as necessary.
Hydraulic System Bleeding
See Figure 2
- Fill the reservoir with clean DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid.
- Loosen the bleed screw, and have an assistant press the clutch pedal to the floor.
- Tighten the bleed screw and release the clutch pedal.
- Repeat the procedure until the fluid is free of air bubbles.
It is suggested that a hose be attached to the bleeder with the other end immersed in a container at least half full of brake fluid during the bleeding operation. Do not allow the reservoir to run out of fluid during bleeding.
- Refill the reservoir with clean brake fluid.
- Check the clutch for proper operation.