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Need to know where slave cylinder nipple is

I need to bleed the air out of my clutch on a 96 saturn sl. where is the nipple on the slave cylinder?

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I just installed a new clutch master cylinder and was not able to bleed the system however; I continued to pump the clutch many, many, many times. Simply moving fluid and eventually I bagan to get a little pedal back. I then figured that if I parked the car on a downward slope the resivoir would be the tallest component and residual air may rise up ward. This is only a theory and I haven't proven its effectiveness yet. So far, only a little pedal.

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There is no bleeder, this is a sealed system.

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  • Make sure that fluid is at the level it's required to be in the reservoir.
  • There will be a single metal pipe coming out of the cylinder and laid in the direction of where the clutch assembly is fitted.
  • The pipe will fit into the clutch slave cylinder mounted onto the bell housing (which is the housing covering the clutch assembly.
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  • Have another friend making sure the level of fluid doesn't drop below three quarters in the reservoir.
  • Make sure the nipple is closed tightly but not over tight....
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Check the clutch pedal with your foot to see if you have normal pressure. If it seems okay start the vehicle and put it in gear (reverse if you’ve got it up on ramps). Now take it around the block and roadtest it. If all is not right, you’ve still got air in the system and will have to bleed it some more. Re-check the fluid reservoir again after a few hours—you may find that you need to top off the reservoir one last time.
Note: When I did mine, I had let the system drain so I could flush out dirty fluid. The first couple of times I opened the bleed nipple, therefore, I pumped the clutch pedal three times in order to make the process go a little faster, because I knew that the first couple of times all I’d be doing was compressing air.
I have replaced both my master and slave cylinders and have found through this experience that you do not need to open and close the bleed nipple. Because of the location of the slave cylinder gravity does the job. Just loosen the slave nipple and let the fluid run out until there is no more air. You might have to pump once or twice but once the fluid starts to move it works on its own. Tighten, nipple and you're done.

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Open nipple a little let fluod seep out until no bubbles in it. Make sure you top the fluid up and dont let it empty.

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