Hydraulic System Bleeding
If any maintenance on the clutch system was performed or the system is suspected of containing air, bleed the system. Use care; brake fluid will remove the paint from any surface. If the brake fluid spills onto any painted surface, wash it off immediately with soap and water.
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
- Fill the clutch reservoir with brake fluid. Check the reservoir level frequently and add fluid as needed.
- Connect one end of a vinyl tube to the bleeder plug on the slave cylinder and submerge the other end into a clear container half-filled with brake fluid.
- Slowly pump the clutch pedal several times.
Have an assistant hold the clutch pedal down and loosen the bleeder plug until fluid and/or air starts to run out of the bleeder plug. Close the bleeder plug while the pedal is held to the floor.
NOTEDo not allow the pedal to rise back-up while the bleeder is still open. If this happens, it will allow air to re-enter the slave cylinder and cause the clutch system not to work properly.
- Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until all the air bubbles are removed from the system.
- Tighten the bleeder plug when all the air is gone.
- Refill the master cylinder to the proper level as required.
- Check the system for leaks.