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I was bleeding the clutch on a 95 cavalier as i open the bleeder valve someone pushed down the pedal and now i wont come back up. dont know what to do.

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You would think the return spring in the master cylinder would be strong enough to force it out, so it could be sticky and need cleaning, rebuilt, or replace.
But maybe not.
It could be you should just put a hose on the slave bleeder, that goes into a can of brake fluid, and open the bleeder.
That should break the vacuum and let the pedal return up.
Then you have the option of closing the bleeder and pumping up pressure before opening bleeder for a second, or leaving it open and in fluid, while clutch pedal is pumped. But you should probably finish with a pressure pump cycle.

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Pull it up, and try again. you might have pushed it too far.

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well you will need some help
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good luck it realy isnt that hard.
later paul

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