Hydraulic System Bleeding
Bleeding air from the hydraulic clutch system is necessary whenever any part of the system has been disconnected or the fluid level (in the reservoir) has been allowed to fall so low, that air has been drawn into the master cylinder.
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Fill master cylinder reservoir with new brake fluid conforming to DOT 3 specifications.
CAUTIONAlways use new fluid from a sealed container. Never, under any circumstances, use fluid that has been bled from a system to fill the reservoir as it may be aerated, have too much moisture content and possibly be contaminated.
- Pump the clutch pedal up and down at least 15 times.
- Have an assistant fully depress and hold the clutch pedal, then open the bleeder screw.
- Close the bleeder screw and have your assistant release the clutch pedal.
Repeat the procedure until all of the air is evacuated from the system. Check and refill master cylinder reservoir as required to prevent air from being drawn through the master cylinder.
NOTENever release a depressed clutch pedal with the bleeder screw open or air will be drawn into the system.
- Test the clutch for proper operation.