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Old 07-24-2005, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default Clutch Fluid Air Bleeding

Ok, I replaced the Clutch line yesterday and did follow the SPT "How to" bleeding process and the clutch pedal still get stuck to the floor when pressed. If there is a trick on that I need to know since I can not get it to work. The clutch was working fine before I replaced the OEM line with a braided one. I am stuck now with this and need some help.

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Old 07-24-2005, 05:25 PM   #2
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Refill the master cylinder with fresh fluid, have someone press the clutch pedal while you open the bleeder valve, then fluid flows out close the bleeder valve, have your helper release the clutch pedal, rinse and repeat.
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Old 07-24-2005, 06:19 PM   #3
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It helps a lot to pump the clutch a few times before opening the bleeder.
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Old 07-24-2005, 08:48 PM   #4
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Ok, will try that tomorrow to see what happens, thanks for the help.

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Old 11-24-2007, 05:26 PM   #5
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I'm having a similar problem with bleeding the clutch.

Basically, my lines are FULL of air. And I've had several different people tell me several different methods. (None of which have worked)

The hard way:

1.) open the nipple bleeder.
2.) push in the clutch.
3.) close the nipple bleeder.
4.) pull out the clutch.
5.) repeat.

The problem with that was, when I put my finger over the nipple and opened it, I could feel air being sucked in. Then it was pushed out when I pushed the clutch in. I gave up because I assume thats not supposed to happen.

The other hard way.

1.) Put clear tubing on the nipple.
2.) fill the line with brake fluid, put the other end into a battle of brake fluid.
3.) Proceed to do it the open nipple, push clutch, close nipple, lift clutch method

This didn't seem to work because I saw air bubbles just sitting in the line. So I gave up on that.

As of now I pulled the nipple bleed out completely. Someone told me that eventually, fluid should flow out the other end.


In summary, can someone tell me a fool proof, straight forward method to bleeding the clutch? Or, point out what I'm doing wrong? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:39 PM   #6
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I'm having a similar problem with bleeding the clutch...

1.) open the nipple bleeder.
2.) push in the clutch.
3.) close the nipple bleeder.
4.) pull out the clutch.
5.) repeat.
REVERSE steps 1 and 2 and pump it 3x, then hold. get a helper to do the peddle part and don't release the peddle until the bleeder is closed.

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Old 11-30-2007, 03:29 PM   #7
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DO NOT open the nipple until the clutch is pushed in. All you are doing is sucking in air.


Fill reservoir.
1) IT's pump clutch 3-5 times and hold the clutch to the floor.
2) open nipple just enough so the fluid it pushed out.
3) close nipple
4) release clutch (may have to reach down and pull it up
repeat 1-4 and pay attention to the master reservoir. Don't let it get low at all. Keep it full at all times.
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:59 PM   #8
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REVERSE steps 1 and 2 and pump it 3x, then hold. get a helper to do the peddle part and don't release the peddle until the bleeder is closed.

good luck
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DO NOT open the nipple until the clutch is pushed in. All you are doing is sucking in air.


Fill reservoir.
1) IT's pump clutch 3-5 times and hold the clutch to the floor.
2) open nipple just enough so the fluid it pushed out.
3) close nipple
4) release clutch (may have to reach down and pull it up
repeat 1-4 and pay attention to the master reservoir. Don't let it get low at all. Keep it full at all times.
whoops, syntax error. ya when your doing the pumping have the bleeder closed
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:57 AM   #9
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Default This is how i bleed my clutch fluid

Ok i know some people are going to argue with me about this but this is the way i did it and it worked for me and i was able to do it alone. I had nothing but air when i first started. BEFORE EVERY STEP CHECK YOUR FLUID LEVEL AND ADD AS NEEDED BECAUSE IT WILL GO DOWN AND IF IT GETS TOO LOW U WILL GET AIR IN THE SYSTEM AND U WILL HAVE TO START ALL OVER AGAIN.

1. with the clutch released i loosen the niple on the clutch slave cylinder.
2. goin the car and press down the pedal all the way down and leave it down (it will stay down on its own cause there is no pressure from the fluid. This will push air out of the system)
3. go back to the slave cylinder and tighten the nipple (u can do this with your fingers cause it just has to be tight, dont really need to torque it down)
4. go back inside and slowly very slowly press and release the clutch pedal all the way both pressing and releasing about 5 times and leave it released.
5. repeat step 1 to 4 a couple more times
6. repeat steps 1 and 2(at this point u should be squirting nothing but fluid)
7. repeat step 3 but this time go ahead and use ur wrench for me it was a 8 mm wrench, go ahead and torque it down tight, not too tight though it doesnt need alot of torque just tight enough.
9. go back in the car and keep pressing and releasing very slowly. the pedal should start feeling tighter but be patient this will take some time maybe 10 to 30 times of slowly pressing and releasing all the way. When you start feeling it a little tighter its just a matter of time before its fully stiff and make sure u keep adding fluid as necessary.

Like i said this is what worked for me on my 03 wrx. I have done some cars but if i remember correct the procedure was the opposite of this one, I would have to loosen the nipple as the pedal was pressed down hold it and then tighten the nipple and then release the pedal all the way out. I tried this on my wrx and it just wasnt working so i tried to do the opposite (loosening the nipple while the pedal is completely released and than pressing the pedal all the way down and than tightening the nipple back on, and bingo in a matter of minutes i saw the nipple squirting nothing but fluid so i knew all i had to do is tighten the nipple and keep pumping the clutch pedal) EVEN THOUGH U CANT SEE THE NIPPLE SQUIRTING PURE FLUID BECAUSE YOU ARE INSIDE UR CAR PRESSING THE CLUTCH PEDAL ALL THE WAY, U CAN TELL THAT U ARE SQUIRTING PURE FLUID BECAUSE THE FLUID LEVEL WILL START GOING DOWN SIGNIFANCTLY.

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Old 10-21-2010, 01:03 PM   #10
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i think every post in this thread is different. can someone clarify?
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:49 PM   #11
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among all the confusing instructions lol i seemed to bleed my clutch fluid "properly" but its still feeling a little looser than before....i repeated the whole process maybe about 10 times, but clutch pedal is releasing all the way up so i guess its good to go
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:10 PM   #12
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The *real* way to bleed your clutch is to remove the slave cylinder from the tranny and have the nipple pointed perfectly straight in the air as you do this process so you don't leave a bubble in the slave cylinder.
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:43 PM   #13
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any bleeding you NEVER pump the brakes. you are just moving the air back and forth.

1.) open the nipple bleeder.
2.) push in the clutch.
3.) close the nipple bleeder.
4.) pull out the clutch.
5.) repeat.

slow and steady.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:33 PM   #14
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i just filled the system before i installed it in the car. fool proof and you can get the nipple then at the highest point and level. this is how its done when they build the cars
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:08 PM   #15
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I thought the master had to be the highest point when bleeding?
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