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I have a 95 Explorer Sport and let the clutch fluid get to low.I've bled the system of air(I think)and clutch seems to work fine for a few days but then pedal goes to floor with no warning.I don't see any fluids leaking.Do I need to bleed clutch again or is there something else I can do to correct this problem?I am a novice mechanic with limited income,can you guys help me please?Thanks

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Limited income: Rebuild your clutch slave cylinder first, next time do your clutch master cylinder. *****Preferred course of action*****: Since you see no fluid leaks it is most likely the master cylinder, but spend the money to get a guaranteed rebuilt one rather than do it yourself...

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