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Clutch pedal remains on the floorboard even after two hours of

Bleeding slave cylinder

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Make sure the Reservoir is filled up with brake fluid,,then manualy force the actuating rod at the slave cylinder back and forth in and out of the slave cylinder,,this should recharge the clutch system. then try bleeding again but make sure you do not allow air into the system.

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I have a 2000 mazda 323 with a manual transmission. i have already change the clutch kit but the gear is still hard to shift

Check the hydraulic clutch operation. This is a clutch master cylinder with a reservoir on the firewall, and a clutch slave cylinder down on the bell housing of the transmission, with a steel tube running from the master to the slave cylinder. When clutch pedal is depressed, hydraulic fluid (brake fluid) is forced from the master to the slave. The slave cylinder should push out a little plunger that contacts the clutch fork lever-pushing it forward to engage the clutch.
Add brake fluid to the reservoir if needed. Watch the plunger on the slave cylinder: if it moves little, or not enough, try bleeding the slave from the bleeder valve. They are bled just like brakes. If bleeding doesn't help, your clutch master or the slave may need replacing. The master cylinder, like a brake master, has internal seals that hold hydraulic pressure, so force can be applied to the plunger on the slave cylinder.

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I have a 1990 nissan pickup with a problem with the clutch pedal. there is no clutch press at the clutch pedal when i press on the pedal it just falls to the floorboard and does not return. i can lift it...

First, try bleeding it. Put a 2 foot peice of vacuum hose on the slave cylinder bleeder screw. Loosen the bleeder screw. Put the other end of the hose into a clear bottle or brake/clutch fluid. ( have the bottle about half full). Now, have someone pump the clutch by hand while you watch for bubbles in the bottle. When it stops bubbling, you have all the air out, and you can tighten the bleeder, and remove the hose, and refill the reservoir.
If it won't bubble, and no fluid comes out, your master cylinder needs replacing.
( P.S. - The slave cylinder is down under the truck. It's what pushes the clutch rod.)

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I have changed the clutch master cylinder and the slave cylinder, but still don't have pedal, we have bleed the lines and checked for leaks, no leaks were found. The new slave cylinder doesn't seem to be...

Thn the problem is the clutch master cylinder, it should build up pressure, ok try out this, remove the pipe which is going to the slave cylinder either from the clutch master cylinder or at the clutch slave cylinder and get someone to pump the pedal while you block the pipe and see if there is fluid thrown out with pressure.If there is pressure there thn fit back the pipe and refill the reserviour wth brake fluid and open the bleeding nipple at the slave cylinder let some fluid pour out and tighten it and thn pump the pedal and retry bleeding.
If there is no pressure at the pipe thn its the clutch master cylinder.
Hope this helps!

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Clutch pedal stays 2 the floor on a hydralic clutch system on a 2000 camaro v8. clutch master cylinder is new also slave cylinder and clutch and pressure plate

Did you bleed the system? When you replace the the master and/or slave cylinder you have to bleed the system just as you would with brakes. There is a bleed screw on the slave cylinder. Open the bleed screw, have a helper depress and hold the clutch pedal down.Tighten the bleed screw, then release clutch. Repeat this procedure until you have removed all air from the system and the clutch pedal is firm. Keep an eye on the fluid level to avoid sucking air into the system. If you have done this, remember there is a possibility that the master or slave cylinder is defective.

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Replace both clutch slave and master cylinders, and bleed well. I've also had this happen.

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Put in new clutch and slave cylinder. no clutch pedal. how do you bleed the cylinder?

work it back and forth with your hand and you will get pedal after a while then bleed like you would brakes get help so one can pump and the other can bleed

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Bleeding the hydraulic clutch

Have somebody pump the pedal fast about 3 or 4 times, on the last pump hold pedal down and close bleeder. Make sure fluid stays full in master cylinder, try it again, if it still doesn't work, then you might have a bad slave valve, if you haven't already replaced it.

Jan 30, 2009 | 2001 Pontiac Firebird

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Clutch pedal is squishy. I think I may have some air in the line and would like to know how to purge it.

Go under your vehicle after you have jacked it up and supported it on jack stands.
Locate the hydraulic slave cylinder, if it is an external slave cylinder then you can bleed it without too much difficulty.
If it is an external slave cylinder, locate the bleed nipple on the side of the slave cylinder,,attach a piece of rubber hose to the bleed nipple.
Then take a small clean jar or bottle and fill it to one quarter full of brake fluid. Dot3 usually.
Then put the free end of the hose into the bottle so that it is submerged under the fluid level.(it is important that you keep it submerged) then take an appropriate size wrench and loosen off the bleed nipple a quarter turn, or enough to get some flow.
Then make sure that the Fluid reservoir is kept topped up. while you slowly pump your clutch pedal,,then after doing this, leave the system alone for an hour or so(your choice) and let any remaining air bubbles escape from the line.
After you have done all this,,tighten up the bleed nipple, remove the rubber hose,,and save the contents of the jar for later use.(remember, brake fluid must be left to stand 24 hours after being removed from a closed system before re-use) once this is all done,,you should be good to go.

Jan 29, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Blazer

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The clutch on my car stuck to the floor. I check the reservoir was completely empty. I have a feeling the slave cylinder is filled with air. I'll need to get the schematics to see how to bleed the clutch.

Bleeding the clutch is similar to bleeding brakes. You'd pump the clutch pedal several times to get the pressure up, and then open the bleeder on the slave cylinder (mounted down on the transmission). Repeat and add fluid as needed until no air comes out.

Two things - first off, some cars have more than one bleed point (the Nissan 300ZX is one of those), so be sure there is only the slave cylinder to bleed. Second, if it went right to the floor, something failed - either the slave cylinder or the master cylinder. Changing the slave is relatively easy - usually two bolts and it comes off, you put on a new one, and bleed it as described above. Often the slave cylinder is less than $30, so it's worth it to try changing it if you can't get the pedal to come back off the floor on its own. A clutch master is significantly more expensive and more difficult to change, so start cheap and easy and replace the slave cylinder if you can't pump the pedal to get pressure built up for a bleed.

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