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How can i get the master cylinder in my 1973 land rover to spring back out the car has been sitting for some time and my clutch petal is to the floor. i need assistance on getting the rod in the middle to return to its outmost possision thanks

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YOUR problem is that your clutch is nodoubt out of fluid and the pedal has gone to the floor so the answer should be either find the fluid leak first ,,then open the master cylinder and refill and bleed the clutch by pumping 4 times fast ,hold down undo nipple on slave cylinder and then do up repeat 4 or 5 times and it should be ok IF not then the master cylinder is faulty replace it or get it rebuilt...
Let me know how you get on with it ... Ron

Posted on Oct 06, 2009


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