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Adding Brake Fluid to Clutch Master Cylinder

Today, in many of the manual transmission vehicles the clutch is engaged by a hydraulic system almost identical to the hydraulic brake system. The hydraulic fluid is inside the master cylinder is pressurized when the clutch is sinking. This pressurized fluid causes the cylinder to do a lot of pressure on the clutch. As the clutch is in constant danger of being pressured more and burned if the fluid level in clutch master cylinder is too low. To maintain healthy clutch is a good idea to check the fluid level every year and changed if necessary. This article will explain how to add brake fluid to the clutch master cylinder in most vehicle.

  • Check the clutch fluid level.
  • Park the vehicle on a flat surface and turn off the engine.
  • Find the master cylinder reserve, which is transparent in color and usually is next to the brake master cylinder.
  • Confirms that the level is adequate and if not add extra fluid needed
  • Buy the proper brake fluid . The fluid for the clutch does not exist. Typically you use the brake fluid or a liquid similar to the clutch cylinder. Check the driver’s manual of your vehicle to know for sure if there are any exceptions that apply to your vehicle. A standard brake fluid or DOT4 DOT3 is acceptable for most vehicles.
  • Clean the pool of fluid from the master cylinder with a clean cloth to remove any dirt or debris . Make sure that no particles fall within the reserve.
  • Remove the lid and add brake fluid . Use the lines of maximum and minimum for the correct amount of liquid. You can also use a clean funnel to avoid spilling the liquid.

Clean up spills and place the cover of the book . Make sure the lid is properly set and that seal is as it should.

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