Clutch problems

Tiny
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OK so about two months ago I noticed my clutch pedal sticking so I replaced the clutch master cylinder. Well I was driving on the freeway and when I got off the freeway my clutch hit the floor again as it did two months ago only two months ago when it started sticking to the floor I could pull it back out. Well now it fell straight to the floor. So I took out the master cylinder out and replaced it again. I bleed it from the master cylinder and slave cylinder and did in fact rebuild some pressure but the pedal will not come back up when I push on it and will not engage in gear. PLEASE HELP
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Friday, September 9th, 2011 AT 8:14 PM

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Tiny
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Also when I replace it two months ago it worked just fine
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Friday, September 9th, 2011 AT 8:16 PM
Tiny
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Are you sure the slave is good?
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Friday, September 9th, 2011 AT 8:16 PM
Tiny
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Im pretty sure it is. It was changed about a year ago
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Friday, September 9th, 2011 AT 8:19 PM
Tiny
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That would be my first guess other than the pressure plate is shot and has no resistance.
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Friday, September 9th, 2011 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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Well thats what someone said. But again the clutch itself is not that old maybe 2 years. Any suggestions on other bleeding techniques besides just opening up the valve on the slave that could possibly work
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Friday, September 9th, 2011 AT 8:50 PM
Tiny
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What you are doing is correct. Gravity will bleed it. You could try pumping it and bleeding it down that way, but I can't see how that would help.
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Friday, September 9th, 2011 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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I figured I was. Everyone says just im a girl doesn't I dont know how to do things. What about trying to have someone slightly pump the clutch a few times and then just cracking the valve to make sure there is no air. Could that work?
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Friday, September 9th, 2011 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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What you need to do is crack the bleeder open and then depress the clutch. Do not allow the clutch to return to the up position until the bleeder is closed. If you do, it will suck air back into the system.

You can give it a try, but when it all comes down to it, gravity will remove the air for you too. Don't let them say you don't know what you're doing because you're a girl. My favorite parts person is a woman. She knows more about automotive parts than all the men combined in the store. It doesn't matter if you're a man or woman. If you want to learn something, you can.

Let me know how things work out for you.

Joe
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Friday, September 9th, 2011 AT 10:04 PM

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