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Old 26th February 2012
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looked around a bit for a how to, didnt really come across one, I am looking to bleed my clutch pedal on my 2003 saab 9-3.. anyone ever done this before?
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Old 28th February 2012
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nobodys ever done it? wow
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Do you know where the bleed valve is?
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I didn't reply to this because he has a leak he needs to fix.. As far as I know he hasen't fixed the leak and as long as its leaking you can't bleed it..
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I had to bleed mine when I removed the transmission to replace the rear main seal. I tried bleeding the thing for almost an hour until I realized that you have to fill the brake reservoir to the absolute top before the fluid flows into the clutch reservoir. I assumed as long as the fluid was up to max line, the separate but in the same reservoir clutch reservoir would fill. That was not the case. You have to fill it above the max line, then remove the excess after the clutch reservoir is full.

Anyway, knowing this, it's just like bleeding brakes.
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yeah i dont know where the bleeding valve is, thats the only issue, and to figure out if thats what is the problem i want to bleed my clutch to see if the problem gets any better. before replacing anything, and i found my power steering may actually be the cause of the leak. but if u could point me in the right direction to the bleeder valve that would help tremendously, thanks!
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I'd snap a picture but my car is currently in the shop... I will when i get it back if no one else helps you out beforehand..
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ok that works! and yeah a good description might be able to get me there also
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It's on the top side of the transmission toward the engine side and toward the front. Only thing sticking out of the transmission with a rubber hose and a bleeding nipple. It's a tad difficult to see with all the hoses running over it and the big ol battery in the way but you can see it.

Not sure it that's a good description or not.....
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perhaps this will help

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perhaps this will help

So I also have a WIS and was confused by these directions. It looks like it is saying to connect the fresh fluid and pressurize the system from the bleed nipple (?!?)

I also don't understand the purpose of steps 7 and 8.

EDIT: Upon further research, the saab tool looks like its a suction tool, not a pressure tool. This would explain what's going on here...

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