How to bleed your clutch

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How to bleed your clutch

Postby Teh Panda » Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:50 am

hey guys, anyone know where i can get instructions on bleeding my clutch? ive got a 98
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Postby Age » Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:53 pm

It's the same as bleeding the brakes, except the bleed nipple is on the slave cylinder, which is just off the top of the gearbox beneath the TMIC. I've watched Tony from URD do it....the nipple is in a siht of a location.

It's in the area of this red circle. The green arrow is the fluid hose that runs to the slave cylinder, follow that and you'll find it.
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Basically you'll need a small bottle with some brake/clutch fluid in it, with a length of plastic hosing going into it (say 1ft of hose slightly bigger in diameter than a straw, the stuff you get for fish tanks). A old small coke bottle is fine. Fill the bottle up 1/4 of the way with fluid, and stick the hose into the bottle so that hose is in the fluid. Now tape or fix the hose into place so it dosen't come out.
Now with the end that is out to the bottle, find the clutch nipple, which from memory has a little black hat on it, and plug the hose onto it.
Now crack the nipple with a spanner, don't undo it, just crack it loose. Then with someone in the car get them to push the clutch pedal to the floor and keep it there. You should notice air bubbles in the bottle, if there's any air in the system. Next tighten the nipple and then tell the person in the car to release the clutch pedal slowly till it's back to the top (the clutch pedal might stay down, i can't remember if WRX's have a spring to pull it up, so just pull it up with your hand slowly).

Then basically do it again.....crack the nipple, push the pedal to the floor, check for bubbles, tighten nipple, release pedal slowly to the top. Keep doing it till no air bubbles can be seen coming out of the hose, and it's just fluid.
Always keep an eye on the fluid level in the clutch reservoir too!

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Postby Age » Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:49 pm

Here's a few pics to show the bleed nipple's location. The TMIC has bee removed.
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And a view from the passenger side....
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Postby closed deck » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:12 am

If the slave cylinder has air in it then you will need to undo it from its mounts and hold the slave so the nipple is up .As you can see the bleeder sits low so the air wont come out.
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