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Clutch - simplest way to bleed clutch

Our clutch is all the way down to the floor - we checked brake fluid since it is the same reservioir for brake and clutch -- what is the simplest way to bleed the clutch hydraulic system - pain in the *** system

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With a pressure bleeder, you can rent them.

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  2. To bleed the system perform the following:
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    2. Open the clutch slave cylinder bleed screw and press the clutch pedal to the floor and hold the pedal down.
    3. Close the clutch slave cylinder bleed screw.
    4. Release the clutch pedal.
    5. Check the hydraulic fluid level and top off as necessary.
  3. Repeat the above steps until the discharged fluid is clean and no air bubbles appear during the bleeding process.
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