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There are 2 ways to bleed the clutch slave cylinder on any vehcile really. First way is to have a person in the car pump the clutch pedal several times and hold it to the floor. While the person holds the clutch pedal to the floor a second person opens the bleeder screw on the slave cylinder itself, once the air/fluid has stopped running out of the bleeder screw, tighten it again and have the first person in the car pull up on clutch pedal from the floor (because it will stick down after openening and tightening the bleeder screw) and then repeat that process until the clutch pedal feels good and hard. Make sure you fill the fluid in the clutch master resevoir each time you open and close the bleeder screw so you don't get new air coming through the system from emptying the resevoir.
Now, the second way is the way I prefer because you only need 1 person, however you do need more tools. Fill the clutch master resevoir will the proper fluid then find a cap that fits the resevoir or buy a replacement cap and drill a small 1/8" hole in the middle of the cap then use a vacuum pump and insert a rubber adapter (from the vacuum pump kit) into the 1/8th hole you have drilled. you'll want to hook up your vacuum pump with an inline catch tank that usually comes with the kit you purchase. Then just pump the tool creating a vacuum in the master resevoir, this will reverse bleed all the air up into the resevoir. as you see the fluid drop add more fluid and repeat this process until the fluid no longer drops. Check the clutch pedal for proper opperation and you're good to go!
Hi. Don't know your car specifically but I can tell you if you follow the hydraulic hose to the gearbox and its not bolted at the gearbox end then its inside and the gearbox. The gearbox will have to come off to replace the slave cylinder. Jon
does your car have a hydraulic clutch just had similar problem on my Jeep had to replace the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder. you can bleed some clutch master cylinders removing air in system check fluid level full then bleed master cylinder keeping an eye on fluid levels not to run system dry..
Pump the clutch pedal and then check for leaks again, including under the dash where the rod from the pedal goes into the clutch master cylinder. Once you find the leak, replace what's leaking and bleed the system to restore the pressure (bleeds from the slave unit, just like bleeding brakes)
believe it or not, the floormat on my 2000 Sunfire will sometimes slip forward and hold the clutch pedal down against the floor. It truly feels like a mechanical problem, but simply pull the floormat away and the pedal pops right back up!