Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Bleeding Hydraulic System

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PROCEDURE





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Fig. Fig. 1 Have an assistant handy to help bleed the clutch system on manual transmissions

It is more than likely that you will need an assistant in order to be able to bleed the clutch hydraulic system properly.

  1. Fill the master cylinder reservoir with brake fluid.
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WARNING
Do not spill brake fluid on the painted surfaces of the vehicle.

  1. Remove the cap and loosen the bleeder plug. Block the outlet hole with your finger.
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  3. Pump the clutch pedal several times, then take your finger from the hole while 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. (See Chapter 1).
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  19. Check the system for leaks.
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