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Old 07-12-2011, 02:28 PM
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help with clutch

well normally im pretty smart when it comes to cars but i have never bled a clutch before. i replaced my clutch slave cylinder and tried bleeding it like how you bleed brakes but the pedal just drops and stays to the floor. any ideas to get this fixed asap? thanks
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Re: help with clutch

Connect a tube to the bleed screw, turn the screw just a little before it being tight, and let the oil fill up inside of the tube (helps keep air from getting suck backed in). Then just pump and check the reservoir thingy to make sure oil is in there.

I would pump twice, check the reservoir, check for bubbles in the line. pump again.

Once you see no more bubbles tighten the screw and test the pedal.
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Re: help with clutch

you gotta pump lie CRAZY. your leg should get pretty tired. pump till it hurts, then bleed. fill up reservoir, pump till it hurts and is super stiff, bleed again. it takes a while...keep repeating until no bubbles come out and the pedal feels good. top off when done.
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Re: help with clutch

Here's how my friend and I did this and it only took about 20 minutes.

Have your friend put a wrench on the bleeder screw. 8mm IIRC.

Pump it about 10-15 times then hold it to the floor on the last pump.

While you're holding it, have your friend loosen the screw.

Once fluid starts coming out, he should tighten it back up.

Rinse, lather, and repeat until you get pressure again.

It will seem like it isn't working, but it takes a while.

P.S. Keep an eye on the clutch fluid and keep it full while you do this.
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Re: help with clutch

^^^ all the procedures above are correct. I have another method that worked one time when I didn't have a second person to help me pump or bleed. I connect the bleeder screw to a long hose and then put a hole in the top of a 2 liter bottle of soda and shove the hose through the top into the bottle so I don't make a mess.

Put a wrench in an accessible spot on the bleeder screw so it is like an on and off switch.

(throughout the whole process keep an eye on the master cylinder fluid level. DO NOT LET IT GET TOO LOW. Or air could get in and you would have to start all over again from scratch.)

With the bleeder closed push the pedal to the floor and leave it there.

now open up the bleeder.

Now go inside and pull the pedal up.

Now go close the bleeder

Now go inside and push the pedal to the floor once and leave it.

Now open the bleeder.

Now pull the pedal up, close the bleeder, push pedal down, open bleeder, pull pedal up, close bleeder. over and over and over and over while keeping eye on fluid in Master and fluid in bottle until finally you will start to get a pedal back. It takes a while but it works if you have no one else to help you.

A vacuum pump is also an ideal thing to have to get the fluid flowing through all the lines. Its nice to have and saves time, but is not necessary.
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Re: help with clutch

Thanks for the help guys i finally got it. i was looking around on videos on how to bleed a clutch and came across this video. instead of bleeding it through the bleed screw i forced all the air bubbles up through the master cylinder and i adjusted the pedal freeplay. i found this was to be alot easier than pumping the pedal and holding it down with something. :D

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Re: help with clutch

It take like 5min when u put a tube on the bleeder screw and have someone to pour the fluid in while u pump the pedal works for me everytime..
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Re: help with clutch

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It take like 5min when u put a tube on the bleeder screw and have someone to pour the fluid in while u pump the pedal works for me everytime..
yeah well i didnt have anyone else to help me or i would have done it like how you bleed brakes. i found the way i done it alot easier and i could do it by myself. Thanks for all the help guys
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