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This is a discussion on Bleeding problems within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; I just replaced my clutch because it was wore out/slipping and changed the slave cylinder at the same time just ...

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    I just replaced my clutch because it was wore out/slipping and changed the slave cylinder at the same time just to be safe. A friend and I have spent at least an hour and a half bleeding this after we got it all together and nothing. You push in the pedal and it stays there. I did some searching and saw that some people had a problem with their master cylinders, but I have a mcloud and it was working this morning, disengaged fine and all, the clutch would just slip under a load and it was pretty wore out. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks

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    I just did my clutch how are you bleading it?? It took me a little bit to figer it out but it is ezey.

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    I'm doing the pump it up, break the bleeder loose, pump it up again method. Is there supposed to be some pressure when you break the bleeder loose or is the fluid just supposed to just kinda leak/dribble out?

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    Well you say pump it up. Do you pump it a few times then bleed it? If you are your doing it wrong. Leave the cap off make sure it is full of fluid and "keep checking it". Push the pedal down one time hold it down then crack the bleeder ,thight'n it back up. When you leave the pedal back up thats when your fluid will go down you can see it, wait a little bit. Then repeat a few times. After 6 or7 times take the pedal and push it in just a little bit maby 1/4 of the way in , let it back out. Do that fast in and out 1/4 of the way and you should see air bubbles coming up out. Your pedal should tight'n up (just keep an eye on you fluid level). That worked out great for me. Good luck Chad

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    what if u have a model that doesnt have a bleeder screw?

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    DO NOT let off the clutch pedal while the bleeder valve is open....

    pump, press and hold, open bleeder, close bleeder valve, THEN release clutch and repeat...

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    i understand how i would do it IF i had a bleeder valve but the system on my car does not so how do i bleed it?

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    It has to if it dosent good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by bealschad View Post
    It has to if it dosent good luck
    err stupid 94 model

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    The valve isn't up in the lil hole on the side of the transmission, that is a PITA to get to?

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    I know how to bleed the clutch, I did it two years ago when we first put my car together. Thanks for the suggestions anyways. I found the mity-vac method and we tried that and bleed the clutch in about 15-20 minutes. Screw bleeding the thing manually.

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    lol, we bled mine manually in about 20 minutes .....

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    I guess my car was just hating me late Saturday night. When we did it in 2003, it took about an hour or so, but it was a brand new master cylinder and brand new slave, so I guess there was just more air. But I highly recommend the mityvac if you have one or can rent one. Don't even have to crawl under the car.

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    still no luck on getting my car to bleed mabey my master cylender is bad?

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    Maybe, with yours being a 94 model, its hard for me to say because I've never really messed with one and I believe they are a bit different from the 98 and up cars.

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    Belive me they are, and might i ad there a pain in the ass

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