Vue 2002-2005

Hydraulic System

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Bleeding The Hydraulic System



Before servicing any vehicle, please be sure to read the precautions section, which deals with personal safety, prevention of component damage, and important points to take into consideration when servicing a motor vehicle.

Manual Bleeding
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    1. Fill the clutch reservoir with brake fluid. Check the reservoir level frequently and add fluid as needed.
    2.  
    3. 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 clean brake fluid.
    4.  
    5. Slowly pump the clutch pedal 10-15 times without bring the pedal the full way up.
    6.  
    7. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until all of the air bubbles are removed from the system.
    8.  
    9. Tighten the bleeder screw to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
    10.  
    11. Refill the master cylinder to the proper level.
    12.  
    13. Check the system for leaks.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Fill the clutch reservoir with brake fluid. Check the reservoir level frequently and add fluid as needed.
  4.  
  5. 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 clean brake fluid.
  6.  
  7. Slowly pump the clutch pedal 10-15 times without bring the pedal the full way up.
  8.  
  9. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until all of the air bubbles are removed from the system.
  10.  
  11. Tighten the bleeder screw to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Refill the master cylinder to the proper level.
  14.  
  15. Check the system for leaks.
  16.  

Vacuum Bleeding

This procedure outlines how to bleed the hydraulic clutch with the transmission in the vehicle. Only DOT 3 brake fluid should be added to the system.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the reservoir cap and fill the reservoir with new brake fluid.
  4.  
  5. Install a Bleeder Adapter Tool J23738A, to the reservoir and connect a pressure bleeder to the adapter.
  6.  
  7. Charge the pressure bleeder to 15-20 psi (103-138 kPa).
  8.  
  9. Attach a transparent hose over the clutch bleeder screw nipple and submerge the opposite end of the hose in a container of brake fluid.
  10.  
  11. Loosen the bleeder screw on the transmission hydraulic fitting.
  12.  
  13. Bleed the system until no air bubbles are seen in the hose.
  14.  
  15. Tighten the bleeder screw.
  16.  
  17. Check the clutch pedal for a spongy feel. If the pedal feels soft, repeat the bleeding procedure.
  18.  
  19. Remove the bleeder tools and top off the fluid level if necessary.
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This procedure outlines how to bleed the hydraulic clutch with the transaxle in the vehicle. Only DOT 3 brake fluid should be added to the system.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the reservoir cap and fill the reservoir with new brake fluid.
  4.  
  5. Install a Bleeder Adapter Tool J23738A, to the reservoir and connect a pressure bleeder to the adapter.
  6.  
  7. Charge the pressure bleeder to 15-20 psi (103-138 kPa).
  8.  
  9. Attach a transparent hose over the clutch bleeder screw nipple and submerge the opposite end of the hose in a container of brake fluid.
  10.  
  11. Loosen the bleeder screw on the transaxle hydraulic fitting.
  12.  
  13. Bleed the system until no air bubbles are seen in the hose.
  14.  
  15. Tighten the bleeder screw.
  16.  
  17. Check the clutch pedal for a spongy feel. If the pedal feels soft, repeat the bleeding procedure.
  18.  
  19. Remove the bleeder tools and top off the fluid level if necessary.
  20.  

 
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