Corvette 2005-2008

Hydraulic System

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Bleeding




WARNING
The clutch hydraulic system uses brake fluid to control hydraulic operation. Never reuse brake fluid. Any brake fluid that is removed from the system should be discarded. Also, do not allow any brake fluid to come in contact with a painted surface; it will damage the paint.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Clean all dirt and debris from the clutch master cylinder cap to ensure that no foreign substances will enter the system.
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  5. Remove the clutch master cylinder reservoir cap with diaphragm.
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  7. Fill the clutch master cylinder with clean clutch hydraulic fluid.
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  9. Raise and safely support the vehicle with an assistant in it.
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  11. Remove the intermediate exhaust pipe.
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  13. Remove the driveline tunnel cover.
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  15. Have the assistant depress and hold the clutch pedal down.
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  17. Loosen the bleeder screw on the actuator cylinder to release the air, then tighten the screw.
    WARNING
    Do not allow the clutch pedal to be released until the bleeder screw is closed or air will be drawn into the system.

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  19. Repeat the prior two steps until the air has been purged from the system. Check the master cylinder fluid level and refill as needed during this procedure.
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  21. Install the driveline tunnel cover.
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  23. Install the intermediate exhaust pipe.
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  25. Lower the vehicle.
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