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WTF!!! Clutch bleeding help ASAP!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BowtieRed, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    Doesn't work for me. I crack slave bleeder, he presses pedal, i close it, he release pedal, NOTHING HAPPENS!
     
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    is the clutch master bled out? have him pump the pedal a couple times and hold it, and crack the line at the master, then bleed it down to the slave..
     
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    so use the line like a bleeder vlave and bleed the master first?
     
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    thats it...
     
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    ok, can't get the air out. the cylinder is slanted down a little. i took the bleeder and moved it to the master just for this, still squirts a mist!!

    Someone- PLEASE go through it step by step- the whole thing! PLEASE
    Thanks,
    Red
     
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    moved the bleeder? leave it set up like its going to be when you drive it...have him pump the pedal a few times and hold it down, crack the line at the master, make sure the rezzy stays full, then move to the slave and bleed it... have you tried just cracking the bleeder on the slave and letting fluid flow through gravity bleed?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    have you tried just cracking the bleeder on the slave and letting fluid flow through gravity bleed?

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    I 2nd that. It's been a while since I messed with a hydro clutch, but I definitely let everything gravity bleed first.
     
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    any news bowtie??
     
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    it won't gravity bleed, or if it does, not very fast!
     
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    hmm...notice the fluid level in the res getting any lower?..i still think you need to bleed the master first..did you bench bleed it?
     
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    Make sure he pushes and holds down the pedal BEFORE you crack the bleeder, other than that you're on the right track. It also works to pump then hold, like mentioned before. If you can get your hands on a vaccuum bleeder they work wonders and make it a one man job. What part did you replace? New masters sometimes need to be bench bled before you install them.
     
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    That's not correct. You're supposed to open the bleeder before you step on the clutch if I recall correctly. It's not like bleeding brakes.
     
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    where could i get a vacuum bleeder? how do i bench bleed the master- is it like on a brake master?

    this SUCKS! someone please, go though this a little more detailed- i might be retarded, but i don't understand what ya'll are saying, and you also keep contradicting each other, anyway, thanks for any help
    Red
     
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    did you replace both the master cyl. and slave cyl? if not you need to replace both at the same time . to bleed it you just need to fill master cyl. and crack open the bleeder vavle on slave cyl. just let it gravity bleed just be sure to keep master cyl. full of fluid and leave the top off .this will let it bleed better. when you get a good stream of fluid running from the slave cyl. tighten it up and check for a pedal if not pump it a few times and let it gravity bleed some more just loosen up the bleeder vavle at slave cyl. until all the air gets out and tighten it back up before you try to push the pedal /. this is the best way i know how to bleed the clutch system .
     
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    You may have to bench bleed the master cylinder like a brake master cylinder. Take it off and give it a try. It could never hurt.

    You also may have got a bad master cylinder not giving you enough pressure. If it's under warranty, take it back, tell them you want another one. Even if it's not the problem, it'll be free.

    I think you know what you're doing so I don't think you're screwing it up. I think you have a problem with your equipment.

    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Makes me kinda happy to have the mechanical setup now.
     
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    how can i get fluid in the master without taking it off. . . help!
     
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    crack the bleeder, have someone press the pedal, tighten the bleeder, repeat a couple of times until no air comes out...substitute "line" for bleeder...sry
     
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    could i do that and instead of cracking the line, just disconnect it from the slave cylinder and run the line into bottle of brake fluid?
     
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    oh, and where can i get hold of a pressure or vacuum bleeder?
     

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