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Old 05-30-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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bleeding the clutch

anyone know how to do this??


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Old 05-30-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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Its easy. To make it more easily accessible, I think you need to remove the battery and airbox (I could be wrong, I had them out when I changed my clutch master cylinder)
On top of the trans you will see a bleeder valve at the top of the slave cylinder. Remove the rubber cap and open that valve, attach a clear tube (so you can see the air in the fluid) and run it in to a catch can of some sort. Have a buddy push the clutch pedal as you maintain the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir. (Make sure that you keep filling the reservoir with new fluid so that it does not become low and pull more air into the system) When you no longer see air in the fluid, close the bleeder valve and that its.
Have plenty of fluid on hand, it took a lot more than I thought it would.
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:19 PM   #3
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I was thinking about this also, we did it on my brothers eclipse, and my friends elantra, but both of those cars have their own reservoir tanks for the clutch as different from us we use the brake reservoir tank which I didn't know.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:00 AM   #4
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alrighty
thanks so much
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:25 AM   #5
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also a tip if you get fluid in the trans housing (if it drips down the slave cylinder when you remove the tube) spray around in that area with some brake cleaner. the fluid is bad for the clutch.
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:19 PM   #6
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Bleed your clutch as if you were bleeding your brakes...work off the same system!!
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:51 PM   #7
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that sounds easy enough
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Get yourself a Mity Vac, and pump away.
It didn't even take me 10 minutes to flush the entire reservoir with fresh fluid.

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another way to bleed the clutch system is to take a gear oil bottle and clean it out real good then take a small rubber line from the bleeder screw to the nipple on the gear oil bottle put some brake fluid in the bottle and open the bleeder screw and slowly squeese the bottle and force the air out through the reservoir (take the lid off) it works for me every time.
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:47 PM   #10
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^^^ def agree with WD40 - a hand held vacuum pump is the way to go - so fast!
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