Suzuki Esteem, Swift 1994-02

Hydraulic System

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Hydraulic System Bleeding





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Fig. Bleeding the hydraulic clutch system-Esteem models equipped with a hydraulic clutch system


WARNING
Brake fluid is extremely damaging to paint. If fluid should accidentally touch painted surface, immediately wipe fluid from paint and clean painted surface.

  1. Fill clutch master cylinder reservoir with brake fluid and keep at least one-half full of fluid during bleeding operation.
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  3. Remove bleeder plug cap on top of the clutch operating cylinder (slave cylinder).
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  5. Attach a vinyl tube (2) to bleeder plug of the clutch operating cylinder, and insert the other end into container (3).
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  7. Depress clutch pedal several times, and then while holding it depressed, loosen bleeder plug about one-third to one-half turn.
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  9. When fluid pressure in the cylinder is almost depleted, retighten bleeder plug.
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  11. Repeat this operation until there are no more air bubbles in hydraulic line.
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  13. When bubbles stop, depress and hold clutch pedal and tighten bleeder plug to 6 ft. lbs. (8 Nm).
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  15. Then attach bleeder plug cap.
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  17. After completing bleeding operation, apply fluid pressure to pipe line and check for leakage.
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  19. Replenish fluid into reservoir up to specified level.
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  21. Check clutch pedal for -sponginess-. If found spongy, repeat entire procedure of bleeding.
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