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No pressure in the clutch system

1998 suzuki intruder. there is no pressure when you depress the clutch lever tried to bleed system but lever will not build up any pressure. we diss asembled the clutch resevoir and cleand but still no luck?

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  • rlsticks Apr 14, 2009

    good idea, but we are trying to bleed a clutch, thanks!

  • rlsticks Apr 14, 2009



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I had this same problem...fix....You need to bleed the resevoir. To do this fill the resevoir and put the cap back on. Then pump the handle a couple times and hold it in and break open the line bolt on the resevior. BE SURE TO HAVE A RAG UNDER THE BOLT DUE TO DOT4 WILL EAT THE PAINT. Do this a couple times until you get pur fluid coming out. You should now have good pressure as long as there is no air in the rest of the system.

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Just a thought.....air will rise. If you put plenty of fluid in the clutch res... lock it down......and you put the bleeder valve higher than the reservoir....(tilt the wheel you are bleeding in the air) won't the air go to the top...........?????...just a back words way of thinking of it..........hmmm mtg

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  • Mr Tech Geek Apr 14, 2009

    wat if u open the bleeder valve and gravity bleed....or one man bleeding unit.......

  • Mr Tech Geek Apr 14, 2009

    another thought.........the seal in the cylinder is bad.....its letting air **** back in....


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