: clutch bleeder valve

your maker
11-01-08, 06:36 PM
does any one have a picture of were this valve is located at??

i have not lifted the car and i am sure i just can not see the valve. if anyone can point it out to me so i am not looking every were


11-01-08, 06:54 PM
Hope this link helps
Service and Repair

Hydraulic Clutch Bleeding (CTS-V)
Notice: DO NOT use fluid which has been bled from a hydraulic clutch system, in order to fill the clutch master cylinder reservoir, due to the possibility that the fluid may be aerated, have too much moisture content, or be contaminated and may cause system or vehicle damage.


1. Ensure the reservoir is filled to the fill line with new hydraulic fluid. Add fluid if required from a clean sealed container. 2. Stroke the clutch pedal from the up stop to the down position at least 15 times.

With the pedal in the down position, open the bleeder valve (1) at the concentric slave cylinder to release trapped air.
Close the bleeder valve (1) and slowly return the clutch pedal to the up stop position.
Open the bleeder valve (1) and slowly depress the clutch pedal from the up stop to the down position until the fluid escapes through the bleeder.
Close the bleeder valve (1).
Return the clutch pedal to the up stop position.
Depress the clutch pedal from the up stop to the down position.
Open the bleeder valve (1) and allow fluid with air bubbles to escape through the bleeder valve.
Close the bleeder valve (1).
Important: Always make sure that the clutch fluid reservoir remains filled with new clean hydraulic fluid. Repeat steps 7-10 until the fluid without bubbles escapes through the bleeder valve.

your maker
11-01-08, 07:22 PM
ok if i am looking at this right its the side were the oil filter is at.

thanks for the help

11-03-08, 01:13 AM
Driver's Side

11-03-08, 06:40 AM
It is hard to see, and if no one has messed with it there should be a black rubber cap hiding the bleeder even more.
It is up high on the left side of the transmission where it meets the bell housing just below where the hydraulic line goes into the same area.

your maker
11-03-08, 09:47 AM
ok so i found it and was going to bleed out the slave but when i loosen the bleeder it was all wobbly. I was afraid to push the clutch pedal down as I did not want to throw oil all over the inside of bell housing. is it suppose to be that way? wobbly? is it a pipe to the slave that once loose it wobbles?

what i ended up doing was sucking out the old from the res and placing in the new and what a difference that made. shifts like new

11-03-08, 10:49 AM
Yes, it is a small pipe with a hex at the end, it wobbles when you loosen it, put a small hose on it so it won't leak inside the bell housing.

your maker
11-03-08, 11:37 AM
thank you

i will give it a go again this weekend