Question about 1994 Acura Integra
I have a 92 accord and I went to bleed the clutch today. With the valve open fluid started to come out then it stopped. The resevoir is full but the fluid isn't moving, what could be the problem?
First, why are you bleeding the clutch??? System is just like a brake system,,,, Once bled, it should not need any further maintenence.
If the pedal is sinking, check the master and slave cylinder for leaks.
To bleed, open the valve on the slave cylinder and have a friend lightly depress clutch pedal, then close valve.Make sure that the vehicle is supported safely and the parking brake is on (and working) any time you are under the car.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
This system has to be pressure bleed.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
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1) The Hydraulic system should be bled to remove all the air whenever air enters the system. This occurs if the fluid level has been allowed to fall so low that air has been drawn into the clutch master cylinder. Under normal circumstances, air should not enter the system when the quick disconnect hydraulic line fittings have been disconnected. The procedure is very similar to bleeding a brake system, but depends mainly on gravity, rather than the pumping action of the pedal, for the bleeding effect.
2) Fill the master cylinder to the top with new brake fluid
conforming to DOT 3 or DOT 4 specifications. Caution: Do not re-use any of the
fluid coming from the system during the bleeding operation and don't use fluid
from which has been inside an open container for an extended period of
3) Raise the vehicle and place it
securely on jack stands or drive it securely up on ramps (whichever method you
chose) to gain access to the bleeder valve, which is located on the top left
side of the bellhousing (See Illustration 1-1 below). Try to keep the truck as
level as possible. Caution: Don't forget to chock the rear wheels and set
parking brake for extra safety...
4) Remove the dust cap which fits over the bleeder valve and
push a length of clear plastic hose over the valve. Place the other end of the
hose into a clear container.
5) Open the bleeder valve. Fluid
will run from the clutch master cylinder, down the hydraulic line, into the
release cylinder (the Slave Cylinder) and out through the clear plastic tube.
Let the fluid run out until it is free of bubbles.
Note: Don't let the fluid level drop too low in the clutch master cylinder, or air will be drawn into the hydraulic line and the whole process will have to be started over.
6) Close the bleeder valve.
7) Open the bleeder valve and have an assistant slowly depress
the clutch pedal allowing fluid to flow through the clear plastic hose. When the
clutch pedal is almost to the floor, close the bleeder valve and have the
assistant release the pedal.
8) Slowly press the pedal five times, waiting two (2) seconds
each time the pedal is released. When releasing the pedal on this step, release
it fast. This tends to help **** fluid down the stream and aid in faster bubble
9) Fill the fluid reservoir to the top.
The clutch should now be completely bled. If it isn't, (indicated by failure to
disengage completely, and a soft or no pedal), repeat steps 5 through 9.
11) Continue this process until all air is evacuated from the
system, indicated by a solid stream of fluid being ejected from the bleeder
valve each time with no air bubbles in the hose or container.
12) Install the dust cap and lower the vehicle. Check carefully
for proper operation before placing vehicle in normal service. Check the fluid
Note: If you can NOT get fluid out of the
bleeder screw, then the internal check valve in your clutch master cylinder may
be stuck, or you haven't bleed the system for at least 30 minutes. You will
either have to use a different bleed technique, or replace the clutch master
cylinder. Bleeding a Ranger clutch system takes time and patience. One small
mistake / loss of patience / or shortcut, and you'll have to start all
Alternate Technique: (these provided by Dirk). Here is one way you can try
that really worked great for him.
1) Disconnect the hose from the bottom of the fluid
2) Use a hand pump to manually force the fluid down the line.
3) Reconnect line to reservoir after process and fill fluid as needed.
Note: The reverse bleeding procedure will not work on all rangers. Some rangers' bleeder is nothing but a tapered hex bolt with a hole in it, no real way to get a good seal on it.
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