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No clutch pedal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chris12, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. chris12

    chris12 1/2 ton status

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    Well put in a new clutch,complete kit.Had the flywheel resurfaced,new master cylinder,hydrolic line and new slave cylinder.Bled the system till no air and now still dont have a pedal,only works from about an inch from the floor which makes it next to impossible to drive.Thinking there should be pedal from atleast halfway down to the floor.Any ideas.
     
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    leaky cylinders?
     
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    No leaks ,outside of cylinders is perfectly dry.Keep in mind everthing is new.
     
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    Did you bench bleed the MC and Slave???

    I'll put money up saying you still have air in the system. Do a quick search here and you will see how many people have had thier A$$es kicked by the hydro cluthces in these trucks......I am one of them.
     
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    Yes did the bench bleed,still no luck.We had the pedal go super hard twice which in turn bent the master cyl. push rod.
     
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    Did you make sure that the bleeder screw on the slave cylinder was higher that the pushrod end when bleeding. If not sure, remove the cylinder, tilt the bleeder screw end upward and bleed it again. Should fix your problem.
     
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    ok i had a problem too....

    sounds stupid but this is what I did...

    I unhooked the piston part (on the bell) and pushed it in all the way.. then pulled it out all the way... I kept on doing that and it got the air out of my piston part... and viola it all started working.... :crazy:
     
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    Well I seem to think I might be pulling air in .Spent a good twenty minutes pushing the slave in and out and pushing air bubbles up to the reservoir and still no pedal.What do you think of this.
     
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    all the guys are right it is an absolute pain to bleed these things
    find a tool rental that has a vacuum bleeder for brakes <try partsource you are in canada > and spending 2 hrs and a couple litres of brake fluid will solve your problem
     
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    One good way to check and see if it bled enough -- Take the slave cylinder off, and let it dangle, then try to push the pedal down (gently is key!) if it moves at all, you've got air in the system, if it is rock solid, then it is bled properly. There is a chance you need a longer pushrod...
     

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