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Replaced slave cylinder and 2' of line

Have bled the system for days and cant seem to get full clutch pressure. Will go into gear but hard, and when released it has very little travel.

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    Kelly McCullough Nov 16, 2013

    Was working fine till the slave cylinder went out, replaced it along with 2' of line and have gone thru a large can of fluid and still cant get it back right.

  • Kelly McCullough
    Kelly McCullough Nov 18, 2013

    Since hearing Bill's advice the first time, i got the help of my son and we continued to bleed the system a few more minutes today and low and behold it is working fine now! Thanks Bill~



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There is still air in the system or you have a faulty clutch master cylinder. Try disconnecting the line at the master cylinder and place your finger over the hole in the cylinder to act as a non-return valve, have someone gently press the pedal and if you cannot get pressure there and a suction when the pedal is released then replace the master cylinder as there is a blockage in the return and compensating ports.

Posted on Nov 17, 2013

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  • Bill Boyd Nov 17, 2013

    That is easy to figure-Just too dam lazy to do business. As to your problem-Why did you replace 2 ft of line . Are there any points higher tha the master cylinder. You may have to find a shop (that wants business) and have it pressure bled with a pressure pump to force air out of the lines.I have found that when the slave cylinder goes then the mastercylinder is not far behind as they both do the same amount of work so maybe you should consider a new master cylinder.



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