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Clutch problem - replaced clutch master cylinder after 1 month of use it stop working. I replaced the part & after spending over an hour trying to bleed it & the transmission still no clutch. Can you help me out? Could it be possible that the part is bad?

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Could be the slave cyl is bad and also it maybe air in the lines these things are very very hard to bleed and sometimes need a pressure bleeder to get ur done

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