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Old 08-01-2004, 08:34 PM   #1
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clutch back together but cant get system bled

Hi,

I am helping my brother with his 92 5sp. we have done the clutch and put in a new slave cylinder. We have the Haynes manual and we have tried to do it the way it explains but get no pedal pressure and only dribbles of fluid comes out.
we have it all together pretty much, but this is beating us.

any tricks to this or any thing that can help us?

please help me asap, any input is appreciated.
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Old 08-01-2004, 08:41 PM   #2
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this may sound really dumb and dont know if its related to the explorers but is the battery hooked up? I work at a tranny shop and we once did a clutch on a 95 f150 and we tried and tried to bleed the clutch. then we saw the battery was unhooked. We hooked it up and the cutch bled out just fine.
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Old 08-01-2004, 08:57 PM   #3
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Mity-Vac

I hear this is best way.




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Old 08-01-2004, 09:27 PM   #4
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no battery hookep up... well try it

what is a mity-vac?

update: We have the fluid coming out strong now, but still no pedal pressure?
when we installed the slave cylinder, my brother unbolted the old one (2 bolts), then bolted the new in. I put the o ring on the male adapter for the hydralic line, and it is cliped into place like the haynes decribed, did we miss anything?

will try the batter and be back.
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:18 AM   #5
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Anymore Help Out There?
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There is a specific sequence to bleeding the clutch you have to follow, When i did my clutch last year i had the same problem. The process is outlined in either a haynes or chiltons manual if you can get your hands on one of them. I unfortunantly dont remember the exact process, basically you have to press the clutch to the floor and release it real fast like 10 times and keep doing it till it's blead. If you do a search you should be able to find the info here on the board. good luck.




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Old 08-24-2004, 03:31 PM   #7
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Hi Im having the same problem right now, the quick disconnect is the problem for us. Im attempting to find away to loose the qd coupling and use a regular coupling. Apparently when you replace all those parts and do any work with the hydraulics you should replace the hydraulic line because the qd coupling holds air that is almost impossible to bleed. Try replacing the line and coupling. Im still searching for a way to loose the quick disconnect all together, anyone have a clue?
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Old 08-24-2004, 03:34 PM   #8
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Same delimma

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Hi Im having the same problem right now, the quick disconnect is the problem for us. Im attempting to find away to loose the qd coupling and use a regular coupling. Apparently when you replace all those parts and do any work with the hydraulics you should replace the hydraulic line because the qd coupling holds air that is almost impossible to bleed. Try replacing the line and coupling. Im still searching for a way to loose the quick disconnect all together, anyone have a clue?
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Old 08-24-2004, 04:17 PM   #9
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Don't know if it will help, but, back to the F-150. I replaced my slave cylinder on my 92 F-150, and it was self bleeding. I had to pump the clutch for about 15 minutes to get it bled. I pumped so much, that I was getting nervous. I just don't know if the Explorer clutches are self bleeding or not.




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Old 08-24-2004, 04:33 PM   #10
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yes it certainly is a pain in the ass, its quite a long series to bleed the clutch, just did that to my brother's ranger awhile back, i have a printout of it somewhere i'll see if i can find it and then i'll post it here if need be




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Old 08-28-2004, 10:39 AM   #11
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had this same problem with a 94 it was a bad slave,leaking inside.
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I couldn't any pedal pressure at all on mine when I changed it. Ended up letting it sit overnight and most of the air worked itself out.
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this may sound dumb but when i changed the tranny,clutch,flywheel,and slave cylander on my probe i was suiping up the pedal didnt have much pressure, i found out i had to adjust the clutch pedal line.....you could try that, if you can....other wise i dont know lol




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Old 08-28-2004, 09:11 PM   #14
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Dubs,
There is no line per say. It hydralic if I'm not mistaken.




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Never mind, I think you know that already. Its late and Im tired.




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This is pretty much the same problem we r having, but were able to bleed the clutch get pleny of pressure but no pedal to speak of.. and result is ... no gears and we aint movin..... ergo we r dead in the water here.....




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This is pretty much the same problem we r having, but were able to bleed the clutch get pleny of pressure but no pedal to speak of.. and result is ... no gears and we aint movin..... ergo we r dead in the water here.....

Ugg, sign me up... same problem.. all new clutch, slave. put it all back together, and pedal feels like it's connected to NOTHING.. grr.
Even followed the process in haynes manual, no luck.

Anyone resolve their problem?




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Old 09-17-2004, 11:57 AM   #18
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when i put a new slave in my x i had the same problem. When i would go to bleed it I would get nothing just little drips at at time. I didnt figure it out for two days and then when my dad came over to help me he saw that I had the cap on the clutch resevoir with the little black thing inside and he told me to take it off and I did and the first time we bled it the clutch went from no resistence to plenty within 20 pumps of the clutch so I dont know if this will help but it worked for me.
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WEll, I'm trying to read some of the former posts but keep getting flipped to this screen to post before I can read other posts. So HI
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This may sound stupid but the best way I found to bleed the clutch system is to drill out an old clutch res. cap and put schlader (sp?) valve in it right where the little breather hole used to be (I used one off the fule rail on a spare 4.0L I had laying around). Just add a little air and it will force the air out of the system that is traped without having to bench bleed or remove the master from the fire wall to get it lower in the system while bleeding. Just dont force all the fluid out! Basicly its a poor mans power bleeder. Just bleed the system untill you get fluid at the slave, top the res. off and put the cap on. Add a little air pressure to the system and have someone push the clutch in while you open the bleeder valve, it will force the air bubble right out of the system... Good luck!
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