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How do i bleed the clutch on an 09 kia spectra

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Since you are asking to bleed the hydraulic line, I think I'm safe to assume you're at least mechanically inclined and have a general understanding of how this system works in your car.

There is a bleeder valve located on the clutch slave cylinder, which is mounted on the top of the transmission. It will require a 10mm CLOSED-END wrench. If you use an open ended wrench, it's likely to strip the bleeder valve screw, which in turn might keep you from tightening it completely. This will allow air to bleed into the system, which will cause your clutch friction plate to wear out early, or might rupture the line. The latter of which being more unlikely.

Back on topic: Get a friend to help you. With the bleeder valve closed, pump the clutch pedal a few (3-4) times, then hold it to the floor. While it's held down, loosen the bleeder screw until either air or fluid comes out. Allow it to drain only a second or two, then tighten the bleeder screw back down. Only AFTER the bleeder screw is tightened does your friend release the clutch pedal. Repeat as necessary, being careful to keep an eye on your brake and clutch fluid reservoir.

If there is air in the line, you should hear it blowing out, see bubbles, or an inconsistent flow of fluid (it will come out in spurts) . If it's only fluid coming out, it's possible that there's no air in the line but to be 100% safe, keep doing this until you've cycled fluid through the entire clutch system, and do NOT allow the fluid reservoir to get below the MIN mark, or you'll just be pumping air back into it.

P.S.) Yes, your clutch and brakes piggyback off the same fluid reservoir in that particular car.

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