Saturn Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1991-1998 Repair Guide

Clutch Master Cylinder



The clutch master cylinder requires brake fluid that meets DOT 3 standards. DO NOT use DOT 5 silicone fluid or any fluid that contains a mineral or paraffin base oil, or system damage could occur.


See Figures 1 and 2

The clutch master cylinder is located beneath the brake master cylinder and slightly more toward the outside of the vehicle. The filler cap has a built-in dipstick and may be withdrawn to determine the fluid level.

If it is necessary to add fluid or withdraw the cap, first wipe away any accumulated dirt or grease from the reservoir and cap. Then remove the reservoir cap by twisting it counterclockwise. Add fluid to the proper level, as indicated on the dipstick. Avoid spilling brake fluid on any painted surface, as it will harm the finish. Replace the reservoir cap.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Twist and remove the cap to check the clutch master cylinder fluid level

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Fig. Fig. 2: The clutch master cylinder fluid level should be between the FULL and ADD lines