Bleeding the Mazda 3 clutch

Be careful not to spill clutch fluid on painted surfaces. If this happens, immediately wash off the liquid with water

Do not mix different brands of clutch fluid. Do not reuse drained clutch fluid.

Fig. 1 Bleeding the hydraulic clutch release actuator: 1 - transparent tube; 2 - ring key; 3 - glass vessel with brake fluid; 4 - working cylinder

Any hydraulic system works fine when it is bled of air.

When pumping, add only clean fluid recommended by the manufacturer.

Never reuse fluid leaked from the hydraulic clutch release.

If fluids of different brands are accidentally mixed in the hydraulic system, remove the fluid from it, flush it with a clean fluid of the required brand and install new o-rings.

In case of constant fluid leakage from the hydraulic drive or air entering it, determine the cause and location of the leak, and repair the damage.

Before bleeding, remove the clutch reservoir cap.

Suction the tank with a suction pump.

Remove the bleed cap from the clutch slave cylinder and put a vinyl hose over the bleeder.

Place the other end of the vinyl hose into the container.

Slowly pump the clutch pedal a few times.

With the clutch pedal depressed, unscrew the fitting using a special tool to release the fluid.

Tighten the bleed screw to stop fluid from escaping.

Repeat the pumping procedure again several times until only clear liquid comes out of the tube.

Tighten the bleed screw. Tightening torque: 5.9 - 8.8 Nm. Add fluid to the reservoir up to the MAX mark.

Install the lid.

Check the clutch is working properly.