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Clutch Bleeding

How does a clutch work?

In a manual transmission vehicle, a clutch transmits rotation, which can be engaged or disengaged. It allows engine power to be applied gradually, helps to avoid gear clashing when shifting, and prevents engine stalling when stopping. Bleeding a clutch means clearing out the hydraulic system and refilling it with hydraulic fluid.

clutch diagram

When should I bleed the clutch?

A clutch will probably need to be replaced if it has slippage. Although there are other problems that may require a clutch to be replaced, there are times when a clutch just needs to be bled. If a clutch hydraulic system has been disconnected, or if repairs have been performed, bleeding the clutch needs to be done.


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