Seat Leon >> Removing and installing brake fluid reservoir

Removing and installing brake fluid reservoir, left-hand drive vehicle

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Sealing tool - T10249-

Brakes - hydraulics

  • Brake filling and bleeding equipment - VAS 5234-

Brakes - hydraulics

Removing:

  • Draw off as much brake fluid as possible from brake fluid reservoir using brake filling and bleeding equipment - VAS 5234- and adapter - VAS 5234/1- .
  • To protect against escaping brake fluid, place a number of lintfree cloths in area beneath brake master cylinder.

Brakes - hydraulics

Vehicles with diesel engines

  • Free vacuum hose -arrows-.
  • Loosen hose clips -1 and 2-, remove ventilation pipe.

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Vehicles with 1.8-l and 2.0-l petrol engines

  • Loosen hose clips -2 and 3-, remove ventilation pipe.

Vehicles with manual gearboxes

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  • Pull return hose -2- for clutch sender cylinder -3- off brake fluid reservoir -4-.
  • Seal return hose -2- for clutch sender -3- with sealing tool - T10249- - 1-.
  • Tie return hose -2- in place above.

Continued for all vehicles

Brakes - hydraulics

  • Unplug electrical connector for brake fluid level warning contact - -F34-- -2-.

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  • Remove lock pin -1- and pull brake fluid reservoir -2- off the sealing plugs.

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Note Push brake line slightly to one side.

Installation:

Carry out installation in the reverse sequence, noting the following:

  • Lightly lubricate seals with brake fluid before installing brake fluid reservoir.
  • Fit brake fluid reservoir.
Caution

Make sure that the brake fluid reservoir engages in the retainers and is seated securely.

  • Bleed brake system .

Vehicles with manual gearboxes

  • Bleed clutch control mechanism .
Caution

Before performing the first test drive, make sure that the brakes are operating correctly.

Removing and installing brake fluid reservoir, right-hand drive vehicle

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Sealing tool - T10249-

Brakes - hydraulics

  • Brake filling and bleeding equipment - VAS 5234-

Brakes - hydraulics

Removing:

  • Draw off as much brake fluid as possible from brake fluid reservoir using brake filling and bleeding equipment - VAS 5234- and adapter - VAS 5234/1- .
  • To protect against escaping brake fluid, place a number of lintfree cloths in area beneath brake master cylinder.

Brakes - hydraulics

  • If present, remove heat shield.
  • To do so, remove clamping washer -4- from bulkhead.
  • Open snaps -1- to -3- on heat shield.

Brakes - hydraulics

  • Pull return hose -2- for clutch sender cylinder -3- off brake fluid reservoir -4-.
  • Seal return hose -2- for clutch sender -3- with sealing tool - T10249- - 1-.
  • Tie return hose -2- in place above.

Brakes - hydraulics

  • Remove heat shield -1- if present.
  • To do this, unscrew bolt -3-.
  • Pull heat shield -1- upwards out of retainers -arrows- on brake fluid reservoir -2-.

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  • Release electrical connector -2- for brake fluid level warning contact - F34- and pull it off brake fluid reservoir -1-.

Brakes - hydraulics

  • Pull out lock nut -3- in -direction of arrow-.
  • Pull brake fluid reservoir -1- upwards off brake master cylinder -2-

Brakes - hydraulics

  • When doing this, gently press refrigerant line -1- upwards.

Installation:

Carry out installation in the reverse sequence, noting the following:

  • Lightly lubricate seals with brake fluid before installing brake fluid reservoir.
  • Fit brake fluid reservoir.

Brakes - hydraulics

Caution

Make sure that the brake fluid reservoir engages in the retainers and is seated securely.

  • Bleed brake system .

Vehicles with manual gearboxes

  • Bleed clutch control mechanism .
Caution

Before performing the first test drive, make sure that the brakes are operating correctly.

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