Question about Westward Plumbing
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Bleeding clutch slave cylinder
i think youre doing the right thing. they are very stubborn to bleed because the hyd. line goes up high across back of engine before droppiing back down to slave cyl., trapping air. could try to gravity bleed by opening bleeder at slave, cap off of master cyl, full with fluid then it may start to come out after a bit. then try your process again. or can try to bleed at connections further up the line, working your way back to bleeder. hope this helps. be patient.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
The brake fluid level sensor in the master cylinder is stuck in the lower position which completes the circuit to illuminate the light.. Try tapping lightly on the side of the reservoir to loosen it. If that does not help, you will need to replace the level sensor.
Thanks for choosing FixYa for assistance.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
did you try to take line off at slave cyl. and see if fluid comes from resavor? also take bleeder out and see if holes are pluged up in bleeder. if all this chks. out ok than its got to be slave cyl. they have been known to go bad. just that quick too.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
i try to help you, firts refill brake fluid container,open purge valve in one wheel front only,wait few minutes when drops fluid, close this valve and open other wheel, same procedure, finally repeat this in each 4 wheels
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
No, you may want to replace the shocks though. You can leave the leveler disconnected and replace your shocks with regular shocks.
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks, I have come to find out this is so common a problem, they sell "conversion kits" just for leaky air shocks."
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 21, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Mar 03, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Apr 21, 2014 | 1999 Chevrolet Blazer
1) The Hydraulic system should be bled to remove all the air whenever air enters the system. This occurs if the fluid level has been allowed to fall so low that air has been drawn into the clutch master cylinder. Under normal circumstances, air should not enter the system when the quick disconnect hydraulic line fittings have been disconnected. The procedure is very similar to bleeding a brake system, but depends mainly on gravity, rather than the pumping action of the pedal, for the bleeding effect.
2) Fill the master cylinder to the top with new brake fluid
conforming to DOT 3 or DOT 4 specifications. Caution: Do not re-use any of the
fluid coming from the system during the bleeding operation and don't use fluid
from which has been inside an open container for an extended period of
3) Raise the vehicle and place it
securely on jack stands or drive it securely up on ramps (whichever method you
chose) to gain access to the bleeder valve, which is located on the top left
side of the bellhousing (See Illustration 1-1 below). Try to keep the truck as
level as possible. Caution: Don't forget to chock the rear wheels and set
parking brake for extra safety...
4) Remove the dust cap which fits over the bleeder valve and
push a length of clear plastic hose over the valve. Place the other end of the
hose into a clear container.
5) Open the bleeder valve. Fluid
will run from the clutch master cylinder, down the hydraulic line, into the
release cylinder (the Slave Cylinder) and out through the clear plastic tube.
Let the fluid run out until it is free of bubbles.
Note: Don't let the fluid level drop too low in the clutch master cylinder, or air will be drawn into the hydraulic line and the whole process will have to be started over.
6) Close the bleeder valve.
7) Open the bleeder valve and have an assistant slowly depress
the clutch pedal allowing fluid to flow through the clear plastic hose. When the
clutch pedal is almost to the floor, close the bleeder valve and have the
assistant release the pedal.
8) Slowly press the pedal five times, waiting two (2) seconds
each time the pedal is released. When releasing the pedal on this step, release
it fast. This tends to help **** fluid down the stream and aid in faster bubble
9) Fill the fluid reservoir to the top.
The clutch should now be completely bled. If it isn't, (indicated by failure to
disengage completely, and a soft or no pedal), repeat steps 5 through 9.
11) Continue this process until all air is evacuated from the
system, indicated by a solid stream of fluid being ejected from the bleeder
valve each time with no air bubbles in the hose or container.
12) Install the dust cap and lower the vehicle. Check carefully
for proper operation before placing vehicle in normal service. Check the fluid
Note: If you can NOT get fluid out of the
bleeder screw, then the internal check valve in your clutch master cylinder may
be stuck, or you haven't bleed the system for at least 30 minutes. You will
either have to use a different bleed technique, or replace the clutch master
cylinder. Bleeding a Ranger clutch system takes time and patience. One small
mistake / loss of patience / or shortcut, and you'll have to start all
Alternate Technique: (these provided by Dirk). Here is one way you can try
that really worked great for him.
1) Disconnect the hose from the bottom of the fluid
2) Use a hand pump to manually force the fluid down the line.
3) Reconnect line to reservoir after process and fill fluid as needed.
Note: The reverse bleeding procedure will not work on all rangers. Some rangers' bleeder is nothing but a tapered hex bolt with a hole in it, no real way to get a good seal on it.
Jul 17, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Jul 24, 2011 | 1979 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster
Apr 30, 2011 | 2005 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz SLK350
Apr 18, 2011 | Chevrolet Chevy Cars & Trucks
Feb 12, 2011 | 1999 Ford Taurus
Jun 19, 2010 | Cars & Trucks
Jan 29, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Blazer
49 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: