Where's the hydraulic clutch bleed valve for a 1994 SL2

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by dhumes001, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. dhumes001

    dhumes001 Guest

    The fluid got low on the hydraulic clutch and it quit working. I
    filled up the reservoir and it's now working OK, but feels a little
    spongy and I don't think the clutch if fully engaging. I don't see an
    obvious bleed valve on the slave cylinder, but it's partially burried
    beneath the battery tray, which I have not had time to remove. Is
    there a bleed valve somewhere, and if so, what has to be removed to get
    to it?


    dhumes001, Dec 16, 2004
  2. typed until their fingers bled, and came up with:

    I don't see an
    The system is not ment to be bled. If it is getting low on fluid, you most
    likely have a leak - you should replace them. takes 15 minutes, a few more
    if you have ABS.
    Kevin M. Keller, Dec 16, 2004
  3. dhumes001

    Blah blah Guest

    Yeah that fluid had to have gone somewhere. Sealed system... Btw I've
    seen people ask about how to bleed the hydraulic clutch before. It "self
    bleeds" given enough time. Since it doesnt make bends up and down or run
    the length of the car the air bubbles go straight up thus working
    themselves out.
    Blah blah, Dec 16, 2004
  4. dhumes001

    user Guest

    I replaced mine, the hydraulic unit, on a 93. There was no bleed
    valve. If you do replace it, when removing your battery, also
    remove the battery plastic housing, as it'll make rerouting the
    hydraulics a breeze. It routes under that battery housing. Also
    see a Haines, or Clymer, or other tech book if you can get your
    hands on one. It's easy to replace, with reconnecting the clip
    to the shaft/pedal being the most difficult. I used a mirror and
    flashlight just to blindly see where to put that clip back on.
    Good luck.
    user, Dec 16, 2004
  5. dhumes001

    dhumes001 Guest

    I looked at this some more last night and realized there's something
    about this clutch that I don't understand. With the car either off or
    running, depressing the clutch results in no movement of the piston on
    the slave cylinder. However, moving the shifter away from the neutral
    position results in movement of the slave piston whether the clutch is
    egaged or not. I see what appears to be a sensor on top of the slave
    cylinder, which I thought was the switch that tells the computer that
    the clutch is engaged when starting the car. Now, I wonder if it does
    more than that.
    dhumes001, Dec 17, 2004
  6. typed until their fingers bled, and came up with:
    Um, are you sure you're looking at the right thing??? you won't be able
    to see the clutch hydraulics move - I think what you're looking at is the
    actual shift tower - that sensor is the reverse sensor. The clutch
    switch is inside the car on the pedal. There are no sensors on the
    hydraulics. The slave cylinder is underneath the air box on the front of
    the transmission.
    Kevin M. Keller, Dec 18, 2004
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