Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Hydraulic Clutch Reservoir


See Figure 1

The clutch master cylinder is very similar to the brake master cylinder. The hydraulic fluid reservoirs on these systems are mounted on the firewall. Fluid level checks are performed like those on the brake hydraulic system. The system should be inspected periodically when other underhood services are performed. The proper fluid level is indicated by a step on the reservoir. To prevent contamination of the system with dirt, ALWAYS clean the top and sides of the reservoir before opening. Remove the reservoir diaphragm before adding fluid, and replace after filling. Keep the reservoir topped up with DOT-3; do not overfill.

Do not allow any petroleum base fluids to enter the clutch hydraulic system, this could cause seal damage.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Clutch master cylinder and hydraulic circuit