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Bleed Procedure

CAUTION: To prevent damage do not spill brake fluid onto painted surfaces.

NOTE: The fluid in the brake master cylinder reservoir must be maintained at the 3/4 level or higher during air bleeding. Be sure to use High Performance DOT 3 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid C6AZ-1 9542-AB or DOT 3 equivalent fluid meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A.

NOTE: The clutch hydraulic system must be bled whenever a lower lower clutch slave cylinder tube or hydraulic clutch hose is disconnected.


  1. Remove the bleeder screw cover from the clutch slave cylinder and attach a hose to the bleeder screw.
  2. Place the other end of the hose in a container.
  3. Slowly pump the clutch pedal several times.
  4. With the clutch pedal depressed, loosen the bleeder screw to release the fluid and air.


  1. Tighten the bleeder screw.
  2. Repeat Steps 3 through 5 until no air bubbles appear in the fluid.