How to Bleed a Camaro Clutch

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When a clutch begins wearing down, grinding or malfunctioning, it's time for you to bleed it. The ins and outs of the clutch system must first be understood to execute this task. A hydraulic clutch system consists of a brake fluid reservoir, a master cylinder and a slave cylinder. From the reservoir, fluid moves from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder, which connects to the transmission. On a Chevy Camaro, bleeding a clutch requires a certain procedure, and proper repair here is crucial to the functioning of the clutch system.

Things You'll Need

  • Wrench set
  • Small plastic tube
  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Cleaning rag
  • DOT-3 brake fluid
  • Helper
  • Gloves
  • Use a jack to put the car up on jack stands.

  • Locate the clutch fluid reservoir. Make sure there is a sufficient amount of fluid. If not, fill it up.

  • Loosen the bleeder nut on the slave cylinder. Check your Camaro owner's manual for the precise location. It should be near the transmission in most models.

  • Put the small plastic tube over the bleeder nipple on the slave cylinder. Place the other end of the tube into a jar of DOT 3 brake fluid.

  • Ask your helper to press down slowly on the clutch pedal. When air bubbles start coming out, it is successfully bleeding.

  • Reattach every screw, nut and cap. Check the fluid levels again.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear gloves because brake fluid may get on your hands. Use a rag to clean off the master cylinder. This can be done before or after and is important to clutch maintenance. The master cylinder is located behind the clutch pedal.

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