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Location of brake/clutch bleed valve nipple

Can you please tell me where the bleed valve nipple for the brake/clutch fluid would be on a volvo s60 2.4 diesel 05 registration.

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  • markandca975 May 08, 2009

    The clutch peddle has gone completely floppy and there could be air in the system somewhere, so i need to bleed the system to try and get rid of the air. I am looking for the nipple somewhere in the engine compartment.

  • Jmac427 May 11, 2010

    are you trying to bleed the brakes? or do somethin else its a little unclear. if trying to bleed brakes it should be located on the caliper some where near the brake line start bleeding the brakes with the caliper that is farthest from the master cylinder, and work your way towards the closet one farthest is back passenger side if you dont you wont get all the air out, you will know if u did it right the first time you brake afterwards.



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AHH look for it by the slave cylinder it might have a black rubber cap on it to keep dust out it will look simliar to the bleeder valve on the brake system

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  • Jmac427 May 09, 2009

    The easiest way to bleed the clutch is to use a pressure bleeder. You apply pressure to the reservoir with air and loosen the nut on the line to the clutch master first. Second, make sure solid fluid with no air comes out of the line. Third, tighten the line back down at the master cylinder while the fluid is still coming out. Follow the same procedure to bleed the slave as well.

  • Jmac427 May 09, 2009

    if the clutch pedal is completely floppy i dont think it is air check the fluid level in the slave cylinder/ master cylinder see if it is low if it is top it up with brake fluid for both they are the same system then check for leaks Check that the bleeding screw is not loose. If there are no leaks the problem is either the clutch slave cylinder or the master cylinder is failing. In most cases fluid loss can be found where metal hoses change into rubber hoses. The leaks can often be found at the junctions where the two meet.

    If you have fluid on the master cylinder dust cover and pedal the rear seal in the master cylinder has probably failed. If you have it on the slave cylinder then in most cases the plunger seal has went bad or you have loose lines or a bleeder valve.

  • Jmac427 May 09, 2009

    bleeding the slave is normally a two person procedure

  • anthony leake Apr 27, 2013

    i have done that 3 times its not releasing can u suggest anything else



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Bleeding brakes is pretty much the same across all vehicles. However, are you sure that there's air in the system and not a faulty brake master cylinder? The brake master cylinder has rubberised 'O' seals inside which, if worn, can cause a spongy pedal that has to be pumped before the brakes feel hard.

To bleed the brakes you need a length of plastic tube to fit onto the brake bleed nipple on the brake calliper. You can buy a brake bleeding kit which incorporates a non-return valve. The valve allows brake fluid to be pumped through it but prevents air from being drawn back up the tube into the brake system.

You can use ordinary plastic tube, but one end should be placed in a container of brake fluid to prevent air being drawn back in.

1. Locate the bleed nipple. Usually you start at the wheel nearest to the brake master cylinder (and then bleed each wheel in turn working your way to the furthest wheel from the car -if necessary).

2. Before you begin:Put a ring spanner onto the bleed nipple. Put a finger over the end of the bleed nipple to prevent air from entering via the nipple and 'rock' the spanner to make sure that the nipple will actually loosen. It is quite common for brake bleed nipples to seize then shear when turned with a spanner(wrench..). Don't use an open-ended spanner (wrench) otherwise the chances are you will 'round off' the bleed nipple.

3. Put the ring spanner on the bleed nipple and fit the bleed tube.

Get somebody to turn on the engine and slowly - slowly - depress the brake pedal. Undo the nipple slightly and brake fluid (maybe with air bubbles in it) should be visible in the tube.

get your helper to pump the brake pedal 3-4 times and keep the pedal depressed. Tighten the brake nipple.

4. Then repeat for each calliper if necessary.

5. Many cars have a split circuit brake system. That is, the front offside wheel is on the same system as the rear nearside wheel. The front nearside wheel is on the same line as the rear offside.

Here, you would bleed the front brake first and then the diagonally opposite rear wheel.


Plastic tube with non return valve for bleeding brake


Generic image - bleed nipple on calliper.

A bleed nipple. The open end is where the tube fits. Usually, you only need undo a bleed nipple approximately one turn. Use a ring spanner, not an open ended spanner.


Below: Bleed nipple can be seen on bottom right of calliper (generic image)


Below: Ring spanner on bleed nipple with tube attached.


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1)Fill the brake fluid reservoir to its maximum level
2)Make sure all bleed ******* are tight and there are no nipple
3)Always start with the furthest wheel from the brake master cylinder
4)Tell your assistant to climp in the car for about 10 times.
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Once installed, open up the cylinder's bleed nipple, attach rubber hose (preferably clear type) and feed into a clear bottle. Open the master cylinder's reservoir cap and brim with clean fluid (usually brake fluid DOT 4 will be fine, unless stated otherwise on the cap)
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Be aware that brake fluid eats into paint and many types of plastics over time, so once you are done, then rinse any areas with water only, which came into contact with any spilled fluid.

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