2-20 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Clutch Fluid Change
Level the clutch fluid reservoir and remove the reservoir
Remove the alternator outer cover (see Electrical System
chapter.) and the rubber cap from the bleed valve on the
clutch slave cylinder.
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.
Open [B] the bleed valve, using a wrench.
Pump the clutch lever and hold [C] it.
Close [D] the bleed valve.
Release [E] the clutch lever.
Repeat this operation until fresh fluid comes out from the
plastic hose or the color of the fluid changes.
Check the fluid level in the reservoir often, replenishing it
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 line.
Do not mix two brands of fluid.
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