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hydro clutch

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rumbly truck, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. rumbly truck

    rumbly truck 1/2 ton status

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    any tricks to bleeding one of these things? A 1985 gmc k-3500, with new slave cylinder, hose, and clutch master bleed the crap out of it . bleeder up and even tried a mity vac on it . it still grinds the gearshttp://coloradok5.com/forums/editpost.php?do=editpost&p=1254495#
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  2. LongIslander26

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    Clutch bleed

    If you have an external slave cylinder, alot of times they have a bleeder on it, and you bleed it just like a brake caliper, so you'll need a helper.
     
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    done that to no avail
     
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    Ok

    Are these new parts you installed? You may have some worn parts if not. :thinking:
     
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    you can't bleed it exactly like a brake system, but close to it. instead of breaking the bleeder every time, let them pump it up a few times till you get some good movement on it then open the bleeder screw. other words you don't get much fluid and even less air.

    i also open the bleeder with pressure on it, as oposed to letting them push on an open system. also i have never been able to get it perfect while bleeding, but dam close. once i get close i drive a bit and after going threw the gears once or twice, its perfect.

    ive done this quite a few times, and no problems.
     
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    you have to take the slave off and hold it at a 45degree angle with the bleeder at the farthest point to the top and then open it to get all the air out
     
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    Bleed

    This Is What I Did To Mine Its Just Like Big Bad Chevy Where You Remove The Slave Cylinder And I Put It On The Frame Near It And Opened It Up And Then I Took Off The Cap To The Resivor And Gravity Bled It For About 5 Five Min. Put It Back And Work Like A Charm....(after 8 Hrs Of Messing With It) But Hey You Gotta Learn Somehow
     
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    Thanks for the help.I done all of the above, before all of this several times over the last week. Last night i took the slave cylinder off, and sucked about a pint of fluid through it. Took it for a test run , and it still wouldnt release the clutch enough to shift it into gear.got into it today and it shifts great now. By the way this is with all new parts. thanks once again
     

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