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Clutch hydraulic bleeding [saabnet.com]
Posted by Jack Brooks - http://saabnet.com/tsn/forms/e.php3? (more from Jack Brooks - http://saabnet.com/tsn/forms/e.php3?) on Sun, 1 Aug 2004 23:35:32

The section of hose between the master and slave on the clutch hydraulics on
my 1988 9000S split the other day. I just finished replacing this part, a
hose/pipe section, and I am having trouble bleeding it. The dreaded Bentley
9000 manual indicates that this circuit cannot be bled with standard pumping
of the pedal like bleeding brakes, but instead should be bled with an
external pressure system. I filled the master before finishing the
assembly. To pressurize the system, I am applying light air pressure to the
small hole in the hydraulic system cap. It appears that I am bleeding the
system, I get bubbles and fluid out of the slave cylinder bleed nipple, but
after tightening the nipple, I do not have seem to be able to get rid of the
slack in the system.

I doubt the slave cylinder and the hose failed at the same time and I've
checked the master cylinder. It's fun. I feel like I am missing something
really simple here. Any suggestions?

Also, what is the concencious of the 2004 or 2005 9-5 5 speed wagon? Does
anyone have one yet/

Jack
1988 9000S
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