Question about 2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab
I have been trying to bleed the slave cylinder on my Ford F-150 4x4. When I first opened the bleeder valve the clutch lost pedal completely and I mean no pedal at all. I was bleeding it the wrong way at first by opening the valve and then pushing the pedal down. Now doing it the right way by pumping the clutch and putting it to the floor and then cracking the valve I'll get air and a little fluid maybe 2 times and after that nothing at all comes out. No air or fluid. I've opened the valve and let it sit overnight and the fluid level doesn't change. What could be causing this and what can I do to fix the problem. I've not changed anything or put anything new on this truck. I wasn't able to put it into gear without it grinding like hell. It's like the fluid isn't making it to the slave cylinder.
Did you try to take line off at slave cyl. and see if fluid comes from resavor? also take bleeder out and see if holes are pluged up in bleeder. if all this chks. out ok than its got to be slave cyl. they have been known to go bad. just that quick too.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
Could be a couple of different things.
1) your clutch master has a plugged pressure bypass, and it is sending excessive pressure to the slave and blowing it out.
2) The clutch throw out arm is bound, and will not allow the slave to compress it.
3) The replacement slave was defective.
What was the reason for replacing the slave in the first place?
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
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if you loosten the slave bleeder screw and push in the clutch pedal fluid should come out if not make sure someone holds down the pedal and tighten the screw then pump the clutch a few times and hold the pedal and open the screw if no fluid repeat a couple of times if still no fluid you need either a new master cylinder or just rebuild it( normally cheaper) and if you rebuild it make sure you flush all the lines of debris
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
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i think youre doing the right thing. they are very stubborn to bleed because the hyd. line goes up high across back of engine before droppiing back down to slave cyl., trapping air. could try to gravity bleed by opening bleeder at slave, cap off of master cyl, full with fluid then it may start to come out after a bit. then try your process again. or can try to bleed at connections further up the line, working your way back to bleeder. hope this helps. be patient.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
the nipple sticks out side the bell housing on the left side just above your hydralic line for your clutch,auto zones web has a complete diagraham and steps for bleeding
Posted on May 09, 2009
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
Posted on May 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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