1995 Chevy Camaro Clutch Problems

Tiny
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET CAMARO
Transmission problem
1995 Chevy Camaro 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

I recently helped my brother in-law install a new clutch in his 95 v6 camaro. The old one was slipping. Before the change the clutch pedal had extremely low engagement. After the install the pedal remains the same and the clutch cannot be disengaged. Extra care was taken to ensure clutch plate was installed correctly. The pilot bearing and throw out bearing were also replaced. We atempted to bleed the clutch but there is no bleeder. We removed the release cylinder and pumped it several times. When it was reinstalled there was no change in pedal feel. Is there an adjustment that can be made to bring the engagement up?
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 AT 7:12 PM

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Tiny
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I dont belive there is an adjustment on those. There should be an allen set screw on top of the slave cylinder to bleed it. Did the trans go in without any problems? If it was forced, you may have bent the clutch plate and it wont work
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Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
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The transmission was not forced, it went in fairly easy. This problem was present before the work was done. I've never felt a clutch pedal like this. When you push the pedal there's no resistance until the padal is about an inch from the floor. I'll try the set screw and see if I can bleed it there. Thanks and anymore imput is welcome.
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Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 AT 3:22 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like you may have had a hydraulic problem to begin with. Try bleeding it and get back to me
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Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 AT 3:54 PM
Tiny
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I'll be doing this on saturday, I'll let you what happens.
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Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 AT 6:15 PM
Tiny
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I tried to remove set screw to find its not a set screw. It is a retaining pin for the hydraulic line. I decided to not remove it fearing even more air would get in. I took a close look at the master cylinder. I tried to open the back end, and found a small and extremely difficult to remove spring style snap ring. It would be alot easier to just remove both cylinders a do the work on a bench. I read how to bleed the system in a haynes manual, it seems as though a few steps are missing. Well I've wasted enough time on this rediculous hydraulic system. Its going to the garage.
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 6:29 PM

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