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Bleeding hydraulic clutch

I would like to bleed hydraulic clutch on this truck but am not sure of procedure. Where do I begin and how do I go about this. Thank !!

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  • RODNEY FLOWERS Sep 16, 2008

    Thanks Paul for your quick response. Could you tell me where to locate the slave cyl?

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    I want to flush the coolant from my 1998 chevrolet s-10 4x4 pickup. How do I go about it? Thanks

  • mikeyblue Jan 26, 2009

    at least every week to 2 weeks i have to bleed the air out of my clutch line, afterwards its fine for another few weeks. my question is why does air keep leaking in the line? ive been told there might be a leak somewhere in the master cylinder? im just tired of bleeding that old line all the time

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    hydraulic clutch bleeds fine and engages fine for awhile but after about 20-30 miles has to be pumped but somehow gets either gas or water in the line any ideas?



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Well you will need some help
make sure the resivor is full and have someone hold the clutch pedal to the floor and crack the bleeder on the slave cyl. and close after the spert of fluid comes out. when the screw is closed have the person in the drivers seat slowly let up and push down 3 times and hold down and bleed one more time. refill your resivor and repete if you dont think the peddal is quite right. just dont run it out of fluid
good luck it realy isnt that hard.
later paul

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    paul erickson Sep 16, 2008

    On 1996-99 vehicles the
    slave cylinder is called a concentric slave cylinder. It is located on the
    inside of the transmission bell housing on the input shaft. Removal of the
    transmission is required to replace it. It directly engages the clutch release
    bearing can be bleed fron out side see pic

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    paul erickson Oct 03, 2008

    lift wiper using a small screw driver release the small lever and then just pull off

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    paul erickson Nov 06, 2008

    the best way is to buy a flushing kit at your parts store and just follow the insructions on the package. not realy any better way. if its very dirty buy some special cleaner to put into the rad before you drop you coolant. many service stations offer this service but im not impressed. you can do just as good a job yourself if not better

    good luck



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First you need a second person to pump the clutch pedal while you crawl under the truck to loosen the bleed valve which is located just above the line where it goes into the tranny. Have them alternate between pumping and holding the clutch pedal down until it comes back and holds pressure. That's how you'll know there's no more air in the line.

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