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Clutch Bleeding

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Can anyone point me in the direction of the bleed nipple for the clutch slave cylinder?
I have trouble with selecting all gears and the bite point of the clutch is at the floor. After pumping the clutch a few times, gear selection is easy again. This leads me to believe that I have an airlock in the clutch hyds..... My problem is, I have no idea where the slave cylinder is for me to bleed it!
Also, I think that the clutch and brake system is shared on my GT. Is this right? So I can use brake fluid to top it up if i need to?

I have a GT 1.9 JTD

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Slave will be on top of gearbox .. so you may have to remove intake pipes and/or battery to get to it.

Not sure about the diesels as the slave is external but on the TS there isn't a bleed nipple in the sense that you don't unscrew it. It's moulded plastic and part of the slave body. You pull the feed pipe out slightly which uncovers the inner end and allows the fluid to flow. The pipe is held in with a spring clip. You pull that out to the first point, then pull the pipe out slightly.

And yes, clutch and brakes are fed from same reservoir on all models.

So is the reservoir losing fluid? If so it may not just be air but a leak ...

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Pretty sure the diesels use a conventional slave cylinder with a standard bleed screw.....
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My clutch pedal is much harder to press on my diesel compared to my ts
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As said earlier slave standard bleed nipple, whip the battery out then the battery tray (about 5 bolts I think) then you will see the slave cylinder and the nipple.
Is shared with the brakes too so maybe worth bleeding the whole lot so at least you know it has new fluid right through (should be changed every 2 years? on a service). Then at least you know you got a clean system to start with.

Just saw that was an old thread revived, should look more.

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