Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Clutch Hydraulic System

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BLEEDING



  1. Fill the master cylinder reservoir with brake fluid.
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CAUTION
Do not spill brake fluid on the painted surfaces of the vehicle. Care must be taken when performing this service operation as fluid will forced out the bleeder hole

  1. Remove the cap and loosen the bleeder plug. Block the outlet hole with your finger.
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  3. With the help of an assistant pumping the clutch pedal several times, take your finger from the hole while the assistant is depressing the clutch pedal. Allow the air to flow out. Place your finger back over the hole and release the pedal.
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  5. After fluid pressure can be felt (with your finger), tighten the bleeder plug.
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  7. Fit a bleeder tube over the plug and place the other end into a clean jar half filled with brake fluid.
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  9. Depress the clutch pedal, loosen the bleeder plug with a wrench, and allow the fluid to flow into the jar.
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  11. Tighten the plug and then release the clutch pedal.
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  13. Repeat Steps 6-7 until no air bubbles are visible in the bleeder tube.
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  15. When there are no more air bubbles, tighten the plug while keeping the clutch pedal fully depressed. Replace the cap.
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  17. Fill the master cylinder to the specified level.
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  19. Check the system for leaks.
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