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How do you bleed a clutch slave cylinder on a 2003 dodge neon?

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March 18, 2008 10:36PM

From driver's seat, actuate clutch pedal 60-100 times. Verify clutch operation/pedal feel. If pedal still feels spongy, or clutch does not fully disengage, excessive air is still trapped within the system. Perform the following procedure: (1) Verify fluid level in clutch master cylinder reservoir. Top off with DOT 3 brake fluid as necessary. (2) Raise vehicle on hoist. (3) Remove clutch slave cylinder assembly from the transaxle case, but do not disconnect from the system. Allow the slave cylinder hang, making it the lowest part of the system. (4) Depress slave cylinder pushrod until it bottoms and then release. Repeat this at least ten (10) times, forcing trapped air upwards and out of the system. (5) Re-install slave cylinder into position. Torque slave cylinder to case bolt to 19 N·m (168 in. lbs.). (6) Lower vehicle. (7) Check and adjust clutch master cylinder fluid level. Actuate clutch pedal thirty (30) times. Verify clutch operation/pedal feel. If pedal still feels spongy, or clutch does not fully disengage, air is still trapped within the system. Repeat Step 3 - Step 7 until air is purged. If several attempts at purging air from the system are unsuccessful, replace both the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder assemblies.