Question about Suzuki Sidekick
Hi, here is what I do to bleed the slave on the car. First see if you can push the plunger into the slave without removing the slave. Sometimes you can get a screwdriver between the plunder and the clutch yoke. If you cannot collapse the plunger all the way into the slave in this way, then unbolt the slave from the transmission. Leave the hose attached and put a clear bleeder tube on the bleeder as shown below. Open the bleeder and push the plunger all the way into the slave. Do this repeatedly until no air comes down the tube. Check the reservoir every few plungerfuls to make sure it doesn't run low. Next, push the plunger in again, but this time tighten the bleeder before releasing the plunger. Do this again if more air comes out. This should get all of the air out of the slave. Bolt it back up and check for pressure. If still no pressure, bleed the master cylinder and line by having an assistant push the pedal down while you open and close the bleeder. It is important that the assistant not release the pedal until you have closed the bleeder. If no air is coming thru, continue a few pedal strokes of fluid to make sure any air at the top of the line has a chance to reach the bleed port. If some air did bleed during this procedure, you may need to rebleed the slave, depending on whether or not your pedal pressure is sufficient after bleeding both the slave and master. Please let me know if you have questions.
Posted on Apr 02, 2011
To bleed the clutch on this car you need to use a Mityvac bleeder tool or its equivalent) to reverse bleed the clutch, 1st of course you will need to buy the Mityvac which can be very expensive. Reverse bleeding is when you force the fluid up through the slave cylinder to the master cylinder, it is the most effective way to bleed the clutch of trapped air. I suggest you use the least expensive of the bleeders tools that will allow you to reverse bleed the clutch the Mityvac part number is Mityvac #07220 Pressure Bleeder
Posted on Apr 01, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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