Clutch Fluid Level Inspection
Refer to the Clutch Fluid Level Inspection in the Periodic
Clutch Fluid Change
Refer to the Clutch Fluid Change in the Periodic Mainte-
Clutch Line Bleeding
Remove the engine pulley outer cover (see Engine Pulley
Outer Cover Removal in the Final Drive chapter).
With the reservoir cap off, slowly pump the clutch lever
several times until no air bubbles can be seen rising up
through the fluid from the holes at the bottom of the reser-
voir. This bleeds the air from the master cylinder end of
Tap the clutch hose lightly going from the lower end to
the upper end and bleed the air off at the reservoir.
Attach a clear plastic hose [A] to the bleed valve on the
clutch slave cylinder, and run the other end of the hose
into a container.
Bleed the clutch line as follows.
Repeat this operation until no more air can be seen com-
ing out into the plastic hose.
1. Pump the clutch lever a few times until it becomes hard
and then hold it applied [B].
2. Quickly open and close [C] the bleed valve.
3. Release [D] the clutch lever.
The fluid level must be checked often during the chang-
ing operation and replenished with fresh fluid. If the
fluid in the reservoir runs completely out any time dur-
ing bleeding, the bleeding operation must be done over
again from the beginning since air will have entered the
Mixing brands and types of hydraulic fluid lowers
the fluid's boiling point, cause rubber part to de-
teriorate and can reduce the hydraulic clutch sys-
tem's effectiveness and cause an accident resulting
in injury or death. Do not mix two brands of brake
fluid. Change the fluid in the hydraulic clutch sys-
tem completely if the fluid must be refilled but the
type and brand of the hydraulic fluid that is already
in the reservoir are unidentified.
Torque - Clutch Reservoir Cap Screws:
kgf·m, 13 in·lb)
Clutch Slave Cylinder Bleed Valve: 7.8 N·m (0.80
kgf·m, 69 in·lb)
Clutch Hose Removal/Installation
Refer to the Clutch Hose and Pipe Replacement in the
Periodic Maintenance chapter.
1.5 N·m (0.15