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How do you bleed the clutch master cylinder/slave cylinder on a 1996 saturn

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There would be a bleed nipple on it. It would be located near the bellhousing.
Open nipple a little let fluod seep out until no bubbles in it. Make sure you top the fluid up and dont let it empty.

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You dont. Per the Factory Service Manual, it should be replaced as a complete sealed unit. If you loose pedal pressuer, purchase a new unit.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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