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Manual Transmission/Transaxle and Clutch - General Information - Clutch System Bleeding Fiesta 2002.25 (11/2001-)
General Procedures

Special Tool(s)

Hand Vacuum Pump/Pressure Pump

416-D001 (23-036A)

Materials
Name
Specification
Super DOT 4 Brake Fluid
ESD-M6C57-A
WARNING:
WARNING:Brake fluid contains polyglycol ethers and polyglycols. Avoid contact with the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. If brake fluid contacts the eyes, flush the eyes for 15 minutes with cold running water. Get medical attention if irritation persists. If taken internally, drink water and induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
CAUTION:
CAUTION:If brake fluid is spilt on the paintwork, the affected area must be immediately washed down with cold water.
NOTE:
NOTE:If proprietary brake bleeding equipment is available, this can be used to bleed the clutch system, following the method below. The maximum pressure must not exceed 1.5 bar.
NOTE:
NOTE:The clutch control system is self-venting. The components are arranged in such a way that small amounts of air trapped in the system are removed automatically during clutch operation.
  1. Remove the air cleaner, if necessary.For additional information, refer to Section  303-12 Intake Air Distribution and Filtering.
  1. Remove the battery, if necessary. For additional information, refer to Section  414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables.
  1. Remove the battery tray, if necessary.
  1. Drain the brake fluid reservoir.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle, if necessary. For additional information, refer to Section  100-02 Jacking and Lifting.
  1. Fill the reservoir of the special tool with approximately 100 ml of new brake fluid.

  1. NOTE:
    NOTE:Make sure that the special tool reservoir is positioned lower than the bleed nipple.
    Install the special tool.
  1. Using the special tool, bleed the clutch system.
    • Pump approximately 80 ml of brake fluid into the clutch system.
  1. Close the bleed nipple.
  1. Remove the special tool.
  1. Lower the vehicle, if necessary.
  1. In order to remove any small amounts of trapped air remaining in the system, operate the clutch pedal several times (maximum five times), using the full clutch pedal travel.
  1. Check the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir and top up to the MAX mark with brake fluid if necessary.
  1. Install the battery tray, if necessary.
  1. Install the battery, if necessary. For additional information, refer to Section  414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables.
  1. Install the air cleaner, if necessary. For additional information, refer to Section  303-12 Intake Air Distribution and Filtering.
  1. Test the clutch control system for normal operation.
    • Start the engine, depress the clutch pedal, wait two seconds, then carefully engage reverse gear. If there are any abnormal noises, or reverse gear is difficult to engage, repeat the clutch system bleeding procedure.
  1. Initialize the door window motors, if necessary. For additional information, refer to Section  501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms.

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