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Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by RiceBurner98SC, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. RiceBurner98SC

    RiceBurner98SC Member

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    For some reason I dont have any pressure from my clutch pedal. It WAS completely empty due to swapping the motor. The tranny was a hydro, going to a hydro and I tightened down the line from the chassis to the tranny. Does the car have to run for a minute to build pressure, or do I have to work the clutch pedal to build pressure or could I just be missing something altogether.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    And this is in the DA forum why?

    :moved:
     
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    rudeludenotmeanthough Senior Member

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    did you bleed the clutch after you filled it??

    bleed that biotch...
     
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    you have to bleed the clutch to build up pressure. Get -DOT 3 Brake fluid - (clutch fluid). there will be a little nob type thing that comes out of the tranny in the front. there should be a dust guard over it. and there will be the line going into it. and a bleeder bolt on the side of it. take the bleeder bolt out, and put a towel in your engine compartment. It helps to have a friend help you with this part ---> take the cap off the resivar to the clutch fluid, and have your friend slowly funnel more fluid into the resivar as you need it. Then you have to pump the lever that is under the dust guard. It should push towards the driver side. and brake fluid should shoot out of the bleed a little bit. (thats what the towel is for) keep pumping it for a minute until you get a solid stream coming out each time.then put the bleeder blot back in and tighted it down. then continue pumpign for another minute. Then try the clutch inside the car. It you need more pressure then keep pumping the lever. and keep trying it. That should do the trick.

    Darin
     
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    rudeludenotmeanthough Senior Member

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    before tightening the bleeder SCREW press in the piston one last time and hold it IN. Then tighten the screw.
     
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    If you wanna bleed your clutch the right way, have a friend hop in the car.. (make sure you top off resevoir) have him pump the pedal 3-5 times and hold the pedal down on the last pump, you crack the bleeder screw and have a stream or fluid/air piss out at you. Close the bleeder screw then have him repeat the pumping process / cracking the bleeder till you get solid clear fluid. Keep topping off the resevoir if need be. Then readjust your clutch freeplay if necessary.
     
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    try not to get the fluid on your, it likes to heat up quickly :) Just make sure you get ready for the ron jeremy squirt.



    Milan
     
  8. rudeludenotmeanthough

    rudeludenotmeanthough Senior Member

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    Pushing in the piston is the same as pumping the cluth.. think about it. OK so yeah...
     
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    use a hose and put it on the nipple you can watch fluid come out into a bottle but it dosent jiz all over you
     
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    Yes but when you pull the piston back up it sucks air back in so you achieve nothing.
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    um no
    you tighten the screew back up before you pull the piston back up

    think about doing your brakes
     
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    Dude I have no idea what you're talking about. When I bleed my brakes I do it the same way I said above. Pump brake pedal, hold it down, open bleeder, close it, repeat.
     
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    Exactly but instead of running around like a dog.. or having a friend pump your pedal... use the piston!! its a whole hell-of a lot easier. Everything is right there!!!

    For brakes obviously you need to use the pedal, but for this pumping the clutch pedal is the same as pushing the piston in. <_<
     
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    this is what i am talking about
     
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    Are you saying you compress the slave cylinder? Is that the piston you're refering to? That seems like a super PITA if that's what you're refering to
     
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    I dont know your the one that spook of the piston
     
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    But yes the slave cyinder is made of a piston that expands and compresses... so yeah.. A piston

    Are you getting all of this TripleDigitEK4
     
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    There is also a piston that's inside the clutch master cylinder. That's the one I thought you were refering to since pumping your slave cylinder is rather unorthodox. The way you are trying to do it makes little to no sense. You're supposed to push the fluid from the resevoir (master) to the slave. Not squeezing the slave. You're doing it bass ackwards. Makes no sense what so ever.

    If your master is point A
    and you slave is point B
    and your bleeder is at point B

    By pumping from B to A which is what you're saying you're pushing air towards the master and away from the bleeder.
     
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    This is the best article I have found about bleeding your clutch....Thanks to teamintegra.net (<best article section on the net)


     
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