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Old 16 Jan 2016, 05:01 pm
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Default 03 Turbo clutch bleeding

What is the right way to bleed the clutch on a 03 turbo PT?
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Old 18 Jan 2016, 03:25 pm
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Default Re: 03 Turbo clutch bleeding

You should be able to read the exact procedure in the service manual, but briefly, the clutch on the turbo PT's is reverse from how you would bleed your cars brakes. For your brakes, you would fill the master cylinder and bleed from the nipples on the calipers.

On the Turbo clutch, you actually need to push the fluid up into the system from the nipple and up into the reservoir.
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Old 19 Jan 2016, 06:42 am
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What kind of tool/pump is good for reverse filling in these cars?
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Old 19 Jan 2016, 08:06 am
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Default Re: 03 Turbo clutch bleeding

google "hand operated bleed apparatus". i could probably make one out of a gatorade bottle, some tubing, and an air compressor with a blow gun.. but there is an alternate method that requires a helper instead of a tool. see picture 4.

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personally i'd try loosening the nut marked 3, pulling the pedal up, and tightening it (lengthening the shaft). if you need to bleed the clutch and it isn't because you took it apart, you're likely pissing in the wind trying to bleed it.

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Old 19 Jan 2016, 10:24 am
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Default Re: 03 Turbo clutch bleeding

At Walmart I bought a MityVac pump/vacuum device. It was about $20 at the time. I think they still sell them, but you would have to check, or buy one on ebay or an autoparts store.

With that handhelp pump, pushing the fluid into the system is pretty easy. You can also use it for other vacuuming/pumping needs like bleeding the brakes etc.
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