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Hydraulic clutches are great—you can enjoy the benefits from a stouter clutch yet the pedal feel is plush. However, bleeding them is a challenge, especially if you expect to complete the job in one day. This is a shot of the boot that connects the line from the master cylinder to the transmission coupler, and the �-inch vacuum plugs we used to seal both lines to keep out air. Remove the top clip first, pull the fluid line upward, cover it with your thumb, and slip the vacuum plug over the line fitting. Now remove the clip on the trans side, pull the boot away from the trans fitting, and slip the vacuum plug over the fitting on the trans bellhousing. When you reinstall the line, add a vacuum plug in the lower portion of the boot so you can fill it with brake fluid. Then remove the plug covering the master-cylinder-side line, and quickly add the boot and push-in clip. Now remove the plug from the trans fitting and simultaneously remove the lower plug from the boot while holding the trans fitting.