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Ford Focus Service Manual: Clutch System Bleeding

Special Tool(s)

Vacuum Pump Kit
416-D002 (D95L-7559-A)

Item Specification
High Performance DOT 3 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid PM-1-C (US); CPM-1-C (Canada) WSS-M6C62-A or WSS-M6C65-A1

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NOTICE: Do not spill brake fluid on painted or plastic surfaces or damage to the surface may occur. If brake fluid is spilled onto a painted or plastic surface, immediately wash the surface with water.


Do not reuse brake fluid.

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section  100-02.
  1. Remove the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  1. Drain the brake fluid reservoir to the MIN mark.

  1. Remove the clutch slave cylinder bleeder fitting dust cap.
  1. Using the Vacuum Pump Kit, bleed the clutch system.
    1. Fill the reservoir of the Vacuum Pump Kit with approximately 120 ml (4.06 oz) of brake fluid.
    1. Connect the reservoir hose to the clutch slave cylinder bleeder fitting.
    1. Loosen the clutch slave cylinder bleeder fitting.
    1. Pump approximately 100 ml (3.38 oz) of brake fluid into the clutch system.

  1. Tighten the clutch slave cylinder bleeder fitting to 21 Nm (15 lb-ft).

  1. Remove the Vacuum Pump Kit.

  1. Install the clutch slave cylinder bleeder fitting dust cap.
  1. Check the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir and add as necessary.

  1. Install the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  1. NOTE:

    Engage the reverse gear carefully.

    Test the functionality of the clutch control system.

    • Start the engine. After 2 seconds, depress the clutch pedal and carefully engage the reverse gear. If there are abnormal noises, bleed the clutch control system automatically by depressing the clutch pedal 4 or 5 times. During bleeding, full travel of the clutch pedal must be reached.
    • Test the functionality of the clutch control system again after 30 seconds. If there are still abnormal noises, carry out Steps 2 through 11 again.
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