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I have a 2000 mercury cougar I bled slave cylinder now have no clutch

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Here's a link on bleeding the slave cylinder,don't let it go dry while bleeding.Also check your clutch/brake master cylinder.

Posted on Nov 24, 2013


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get the hyd clutch system assembly complete and pre-bleed from the dealer

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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SOURCE: replaced slave cylinder 2004 ford ranger 4x4 still no pedal

I had the same problem with my 1995 1500 p.u.. Assuming your clutch slave cylinder is the concentric style. If not disregard. I hate that set up. what the hell was wrong with the old outside of the bell housing slave/ mechanical style fork and throw out bearing bla bla? Its because ford as well of the rest of the lovely auto makers decided long ago to make them as hard as hell to repair on you own. Ive been told theres a spsecial tool just for this bleeding task. Pobably. They make those tools to sell to us so they can further profit from us poor suckers.Also I wonder on your model if its concentric, does it have the difficult sized bleeder valve as mine did? or have they gotten a little more user friendly? doubt it. In my case as this style is a closed system I followed the bleeding intructions to a tee. That did get alot more clutch action for me, after 15 attempts.However I do believe the problem after looking and further inspection under the dash? look up under the dash and inspect your pedal rack and frame. I found mine was cracked and the cause of poor aliegnment. check for that rite away. I located another rack but before I got around to replacing it, the tranny blew, and the trucks sitting on my dads property. Its still a danmed good truck and one of these days I will get on it again. Anyway up untill the tranny blew I was never able to get more than half the distance from the pedal and besides the rack problem I would love to know the bleeding anser, that is if Im off target. Going to be up against it again when I replace that transmission. Hope this helps a little. Food for thought maybe? If you find out something more helpful post it so I will know too.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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if you cant see it i reckon you must have a tdi??.it has what is called a concentric slave cylinder and is mounted in the gearbox.the bleed nipple is located on a extension out of the top of the bell housing

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 1990 Mazda B2200 PU. Clutch sticks to the floor

I just had the same problem today it was the master cyclinder
its a common mazda problem

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: How do/can you adjust clutch?

The clutch on the cougar is hydraulic and is self adjusting the closest thing to do is bleeding the clutch to make sure there is no air in the line that can cause the clutch to not fully engage. if the clutch is slipping you more than likely are going to have to replace it. however if the car is off and you can't go through all the gear your shifter cables may need adjusting. Btw, whatever you do not use ATF in your MTX75 tranny!!!! its bad you need to be on ford honey its about 15.00 a qt or the next best thing is royal purple. any questions feel free to contact me

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