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Old 29-11-18, 05:04 AM   #1
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having trouble bleeding the clutch on my 2004 407 2.2 Petrol 6 speed manual.
Pedal just flops up and down and I can't seem to get any pressure in the system.
Anyone have any tips?
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Old 29-11-18, 06:10 AM   #2
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Hi, this may be a silly question but how are you bleeding the system?
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Old 29-11-18, 06:49 AM   #3
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I have tried the normal way of someone in the Car working the pedal while I open and close the bleed nipple, also have tried a hand vacuum pump on the bleed nipple to suck fluid through. This will draw some fluid and air but I suspect air is getting back in somewhere, possibly at the Slave cylinder. Any ideas?
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Old 29-11-18, 08:33 AM   #4
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Your doing it the wrong way round you need to reverse bleed it forcing fluid IN to the bleed nipple this then pushes all the air up to the reservoir no pumping required
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Old 30-11-18, 11:39 PM   #5
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Thanks Reliable406! that worked.

This is what I did.
Remove mesh filter from top of reservoir.
Suck enough fluid out so it is below the level of the Clutch pipe outlet.
Disconnect the Clutch pipe from Reservoir (it just pulls off)
Have a helper catch the fluid from this pipe in a container while you push new fluid up from the Slave Cylinder bleed nipple. I used a 60ml syringe and refiled it about 6 times.
When it flows out with no bubbles connect it up to the Reservoir again and top up with New fluid.
Check the Clutch works and check for leaks
Job done.
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Old 01-12-18, 02:18 PM   #6
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You did not need to remove the reservoir pipe or any fluid as the air simply flows to the top the fluid in the reservoir should be above the clutch feed at all times this stops the air getting back in.

Much simpler that way
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