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Hi,
I want to bleed the brake on a 2006 Mustang GT 5-speed.
Where is the bleeder for the clutch ?
Do I need to bleed the clutch first or last ?
What is the capacity of the brake fluid 1 liter ??
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well first off why are you bleeding your brakes. and as long as you don't depelete the Master cyl. you don't need to bleed the clutch which doesn't have a bleeder.
 

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well first off why are you bleeding your brakes. and as long as you don't depelete the Master cyl. you don't need to bleed the clutch which doesn't have a bleeder.
Actually the clutch does have a bleeder. It's up against the driver's side of the tranny and is a beeotch to get to. You'll need an 11mm flex head ratchet. It works just like the brakes; you pump and pump (at least 15 times) then hold the pedal to the floor, open then close the bleeder, then release the pedal. Do this at least 3 times.

The only time you would need to do this is if you remove the tranny or slave cylinder. Not when doing any brake work, unless, like travelers said, you deplete your reservoir.
 

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Well, I'm going to the track and I want to change the stock fluid by a MOTUL RBF 600 or 660 DOT4, so I want to change all the brake fluid.
I don't understand "of the tranny and is beeotch to get to".
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Well, I'm going to the track and I want to change the stock fluid by a MOTUL RBF 600 or 660 DOT4, so I want to change all the brake fluid.
I don't understand "of the tranny and is beeotch to get to".
Thanks
The bleeder valve for the clutch is very difficult to access. You have to get it from under the car and there is only about an inch or so between the unibody metal and the tranny. You have to get a wrench in there. That's why you need a wrench with a 90 degree bend.

Why do you want to change your brake fluid?
 

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The brake fluid must be change every 2 years.
The MOTUL RBF 600 and 660 have a very high dry and wet boiling point (for the track).
 

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Actually the clutch does have a bleeder. It's up against the driver's side of the tranny and is a beeotch to get to. You'll need an 11mm flex head ratchet. It works just like the brakes; you pump and pump (at least 15 times) then hold the pedal to the floor, open then close the bleeder, then release the pedal. Do this at least 3 times.

The only time you would need to do this is if you remove the tranny or slave cylinder. Not when doing any brake work, unless, like travelers said, you deplete your reservoir.
I had always heard that there wasn't one down there. Now I'll have to look and find it. Thanks Dan.
 

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Is there or isn't there a bleeder screw on the 2005-2006's. I always thought there wasn't.

I am getting ready to install SS hoses and new brake fluid. I really don't want to buy a pressure bleeder like in the service manual instructions.
 

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Is there or isn't there a bleeder screw on the 2005-2006's. I always thought there wasn't.

I am getting ready to install SS hoses and new brake fluid. I really don't want to buy a pressure bleeder like in the service manual instructions.
Yes, there is a plastic bleeder on the slave as was mentioned that is used on the assemby line to bleed the clutch, it isn't intended to be used after the fact.

The service procedure is like monkies with a football. I'd like to know who the wiz bang was that decided it was good enough to apply a vacuum to the reservoir to bleed the clutch. S T U P I D!

There is no way to then get fresh fluid to the slave, unless you can brave getting to the little plastic one down below. I can't get to it with my exhaust :so
 

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Is there or isn't there a bleeder screw on the 2005-2006's. I always thought there wasn't.

I am getting ready to install SS hoses and new brake fluid. I really don't want to buy a pressure bleeder like in the service manual instructions.

There's no need to bleed the clutch if you're just changing hoses and fluid. Just use the bleed valve on the calipers. You can do it by yourself with speed bleeders or it will take 2 people with the normal valve. I had a speed bleeder go out on me today though while changing calipers. Brakes were gone and master cylinder almost got depleted...not to mention got brake fluid everywhere :( I'm not sure I'm going to be using these things anymore.
 

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There's no need to bleed the clutch if you're just changing hoses and fluid. Just use the bleed valve on the calipers. You can do it by yourself with speed bleeders or it will take 2 people with the normal valve. I had a speed bleeder go out on me today though while changing calipers. Brakes were gone and master cylinder almost got depleted...not to mention got brake fluid everywhere :( I'm not sure I'm going to be using these things anymore.
Here's my solution to self bleeding, I started to offer these to the guys I run with at the road courses to help them out. Combine this with a couple Genesis Bleeder Bottles and it's a mess free, quick, efficient brake bleeding day.

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It only takes one smalll spec of crud to run your day with the self bleeders.
 

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Here's my solution to self bleeding, I started to offer these to the guys I run with at the road courses to help them out. Combine this with a couple Genesis Bleeder Bottles and it's a mess free, quick, efficient brake bleeding day.

Motive Products Shopping Cart

It only takes one smalll spec of crud to run your day with the self bleeders.

Am I correct in assuming that pump pulls fluid through the caliper via the bleed valve so that no foot pumping is required ?
 

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Am I correct in assuming that pump pulls fluid through the caliper via the bleed valve so that no foot pumping is required ?
No, actually the pump pressurizes the master cylinder and you go around and open the bleeders, It replenishes the fluid so you don't run dry.
 
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