2-68 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Clutch Fluid Change
Level the clutch fluid reservoir and remove the reservoir
Remove the engine pulley outer cover (see Engine Pulley
Outer Cover Removal in the Final Drive chapter).
Remove the rubber cap from the bleed valve on the clutch
Attach a clear plastic hose [A] to the bleed valve and run
the other end of the hose into a container.
Fill the reservoir with fresh fluid.
Change the clutch fluid as follows.
1. Open [B] the bleed valve, using a wrench.
2. Pump the clutch lever and hold [C] it.
3. Close [D] the bleed valve.
4. Release [E] the clutch lever.
Repeat this operation until fresh fluid comes out from the
plastic hose or the color of the fluid changes.
The fluid level must be checked often during the charg-
ing operation and replenished with fresh fluid. If the fluid
in the reservoir runs completely out any time during fluid
changing, 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.
After changing the fluid, check the clutch for good clutch
power and no fluid leakage.
If necessary, bleed the air from the lines (see Clutch Line
Bleeding in the Clutch chapter).
Remove the clear plastic hose.
Install the reservoir cap.
Tighten the bleed valve, and install the rubber cap.
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)
1.5 N·m (0.15