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How do you bleed the clutch on the tuono?\r\ni have a little bleeder to help.

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The way i do mine, get a large syringe put a 3.5-4mm inside dia. rubber tube ie fuel pipe, empty the clutch slave and fill the syringe with fluid put the tube on the nipple with the nipple open put syringe on the other end and push fluid in slowly make sure you take the cap off the master first, you will have to fill the syringe more than once when you finish emtying the syringe close the nipple each time, keep an eye on the master pot on the handle bars, when it gets to the high limit leave it for 15 seconds and then slowly press the clutch leaver and push the fluid into the syringe, each time you push the fluid make sure you don't run the master pot empty that must have a small amount in it, then wait until the air bubbles have stopped in both the syringe and the master pot, do this until there are no bubbles top and bottom and then tighten the nipple and put the cap on and try it.. I've found its the fastest way so far.

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I replaced the clutch master cylinder on my 96 chevy cavalier and I am trying to bleed the system now from the bleeder screw at the transaxle but it wont bleed and i have no clutch, why

They will usually gravity bleed with little or no problem. Crack the line open at the master just enough to let fluid start out, then tighten. Open the cap on the reservoir in case a vacuum has built up and won't let the fluid flow to the slave cylinder. Open the bleeder and push clutch pedal down. Close bleeder and let the pedal up, and repeat until you have fluid come out the bleeder in a steady stream.

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How to bleed the clutch on 2003 Aprilia Tuono?

In my opinion a vacuum bleeder is best. Hook it up and open the bleeder screw and watch fluid come out until no more air bubbles come out but NEVER allow the fluid in the reservoir become all drained away so that the bottom is exposed to air. So when the fluid is getting low close the bleeder screw and add more of the correct fluid type before bleeding more. If you cannot get a vacuum bleeder pump the clutch release lever a few times and while holding it in open the bleeder and then close the bleeder again before releaseing the lever and then pump it up again and lossen the bleeder again etc and repeat until all air is expelled BUT AGAIN do not ever let the fluid level in the fluid reservoir get so low as to allow more air to enter the hydraulic system.

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How to bleed clutch 2007 compass


1. Verify fluid level in brake master cylinder. Top off with DOT 3 brake fluid as necessary. Leave cap off.

2. Raise vehicle on hoist.

3. Remove bleed port protective cap and install suitable size and length of clear hose (4) to monitor and divert fluid into suitable container.

4. Open up the bleed circuit by turning the thumb screw (3) counter clockwise this will start the air purge and fluid fill process.

5. Lower vehicle, but only enough to gain access to and fill the brake master cylinder. NOTE: Do not allow clutch master cylinder to run dry while fluid exits bleed port.

6. Top off brake master cylinder fluid level while air is purged and fluid drains from bleed port. Continue this until no air bubbles are seen and a solid column of fluid exists.

7. Close hydraulic bleed circuit, remove drain hose and replace dust cap on bleed port.

8. From driver's seat, actuate clutch pedal 60-100 times.

9. Apply parking brake. Start engine and verify clutch operation and pedal feel. If pedal feels fine and clutch operates as designed, stop here. If pedal still feels spongy or clutch does not fully disengage, excessive air is still trapped within the system, most likely at the master cylinder.

10. Top off brake master cylinder fluid level with DOT 3 brake fluid as necessary.


1. Remove reservoir cap and connect bleeder cap to reservoir. NOTE: Use Bleeder Cap/Modified reservoir cap adapter Snap-on #901-059 or equivalent.

2. Connect service filling machine to bleeder cap. NOTE: Use Service Filling Machine/Brake power bleeder Brake power bleeder or equivalent.

3. Service filling machine should be pressurized to at least 2.5 bar (36 PSI).

4. Remove dust cap from bleeder valve and connect the transparent bleeder hose to bleeder valve.

5. Place the other end of hose in the bleeder container to capture the used fluid. The end of the hose MUST be submerged in the DOT 3 brake fluid.

NOTE: Use Bleeder Container To capture hydraulic fluid and Transparent Bleeder Hose To route fluid to container.

6. Turn on the service filling machine.

7. Crack open the bleeder valve (3).

8. Allow fluid to flow out of bleed port until no more air bubbles can be seen in the transparent bleeder hose.

9. Once fluid is free of air bubbles; make 15 quick actuations between clutch pedal stop positions.

10. Close the bleeder valve and disconnect the service filling machine.

11. To remove remaining air, actuate pedal 10 times slowly between pedal stop positions.

12. Check clutch pedal to see if vehicle is properly bled.

13. If vehicle is not properly bled, repeat procedure.

14. Remove bleeder cap from reservoir and replace reservoir cap.

15. Disconnect transparent bleeder hose from bleeder valve and replace dust cap.

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Hello I have a 1992 ford escort that I bought new. over the years you had to really push hard on the clutch pedal to get the engine to crank espectlly when it is cold out side. well today its very cold...

  1. Check that the brake master cylinder is at least 3?4 full during the entire bleeding process.
  2. Remove the bleeder screw cap from the clutch slave cylinder and attach a hose to the bleeder screw. Place the other end of the hose into a container to catch the fluid.
  3. Have an assistant slowly pump the clutch pedal several times and then hold the clutch pedal down.
  4. Loosen the bleeder screw to release the fluid and air. Tighten the bleeder screw.
  5. Repeat the bleeding procedure until no more air bubbles are seen in the fluid.
  6. Tighten the bleeder screw to 52-78 inch lbs. (6-9 Nm).
  7. Top off the brake master cylinder to the full line.
  8. Check for proper clutch system operation. Fig. 1: Attach a hose to the bleeder screw and place the other end of the hose into a container to catch the fluid - 1991-96 model shown 90987g40.gif
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What does it mean by bleeder .I mean how to bleed the clutch slave cylinder ?

JUst open the clutch slave bleeder valve a little until drips. Let somebody push the clutch pedal. You will
observe the clutch fluid flow initially with bubbles. Stop pushing the clutch pedal upon observing solid flow of the clutch fluid, and close the bleeder valve fast and tight. Bleeding the fluid is releasing the air inside the fluid line going to the clutch master. This in effect gets your clutch good order.

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I need a pic of how and where to bleed the clutch on a 1995 honda accord

there is no bleed valve on the clutch slave, because gravity bleeds it.

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Can't bleed clutch, lever will not build up any pressure. no leaks and no air in system.

Some are hard to bleed without a pressure bleeder. They only cost abt $35 & are often quite helpful for the bike brake cylinders as well. I also have a vacuum bleeder that the line goes over the bleeder. Either should work fine, since these systems are so small just a little air in the system can make your clutch not work. If you dont have either, i would reccomend buying the vacuum bleeder first. Rick

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