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bleeding clutch

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by jeffsciv23, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. jeffsciv23

    jeffsciv23 Senior Member

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    my clutch is very spongy and has to be push in all the way before going into gear.
    i already bled the lines but it's stil the same. somebody mentioned bleeding the master cylinder. how do i do that? and what is reverse bleeding?? :unsure:
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Could be the seal in your MC going out.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    Check on the floor of your car to see if you have any leaks. If there is any residue of brake fluid (blistering paint, wetness, ect) then your Clutch master cylinder is out. Other thing that it could be is your slave cylinder. It is the part that you bleed the line from.

    Reverse bleeding is a process in which you pump brake fluid INTO they bleeder screw, and have it all go out the resivior. I am not sure if you can even do clutches because the slave cylinder bleeder screw is a one way screw, so when you bleed, you can just pump and pump and not do the pump pump, hold rutine. Make sure when your bleeding, you never have the fluid go below minimum.
     
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    jeffsciv23 Senior Member

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    thanks for pionting me in the right direction, i'll check that.
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    and also watch out for brake fluid squirting out of the screw like a porn and hitting your buddy ;)
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    :blink: Speaking from some kind of experiance? hehe
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    actually yes, buddy was pushing the pedal assembly in, I opened the pin - BLOT!! all on my leg :D
     
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