Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1957-1983 Repair Information

Clutch Hydraulic System

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BLEEDING THE SYSTEM



  1. Fill the reservoir with clean brake fluid.
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  3. Raise and support the truck on jackstands.
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  5. Remove the slave cylinder from the clutch housing, but do not disconnect the hydraulic line. There is enough play in the line to do this.
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  7. Remove the slave cylinder pushrod.
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  9. Using a wood dowel, compress the slave cylinder plunger.
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  11. Attach one end of a rubber hose to the slave cylinder bleeder screw and place the other end in a glass jar, filled halfway with clean brake fluid. Make sure that the hose will stay submerged.
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  13. Loosen the bleeder screw.
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  15. Have an assistant press and hold the clutch pedal to the floor. Tighten the bleeder screw with the pedal at the floor. Bubbles will have appeared in the jar when the pedal was depressed.
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  17. Have your assistant release pedal, then perform the sequence again, until bubbles no longer appear in the jar.
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  19. Install the slave cylinder and lower the truck. Test the clutch.
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