Clutch pedal on the floor, will not build pressure

Tiny
DALTON MORELL
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  • 1998 FORD ESCORT
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 200,000 MILES
Hello, I have the car listed above hot coupe and my clutch will not gain pressure. I can still put it in gear without any issue but it stays to the floor. I have replaced the brake master cylinder, clutch master cylinder, and the slave cylinder. Can anyone help?
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 AT 11:52 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

How as the system bled? Take a look through these directions and let me know if this is what was done. Since everything is new, it sounds like air in the system. The attached pics correlate with the directions.

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1998 Ford Escort L4-122 2.0L SOHC
Procedures
Vehicle Transmission and Drivetrain Clutch Service and Repair Procedures
PROCEDURES

pic 1

1. Remove the bleeder screw cover from the clutch slave cylinder and attach a hose to the bleeder screw.
2. Place the other end of the hose in a container.
3. Slowly pump the clutch pedal several times.
4. With the clutch pedal depressed, loosen the bleeder screw to release the fluid and air.

Pic 2

5. Tighten the bleeder screw.
6. Repeat Steps 3 through 5 until no air bubbles appear in the fluid.

CAUTION: To prevent damage, do not spill brake fluid onto painted surfaces.

NOTE: The fluid in the brake master cylinder reservoir must be maintained at the 3/4 level or higher during air bleeding. Be sure to use High-Performance DOT 3 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid C6AZ-19542-AB or DOT 3 equivalent fluid meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A. The clutch hydraulic system must be bled whenever a lower clutch slave cylinder tube or hydraulic clutch hose is disconnected.

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Let me know.

Joe
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 AT 8:28 PM
Tiny
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We have bleed that way for about 3 hours and no reservoir change.
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Friday, January 22nd, 2021 AT 10:46 AM
Tiny
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If there is no change in the reservoir level, then there shouldn't be anything coming out when you bleed the system. That indicates the master cylinder is bad or not connected. If you open the bleeder on the slave and then depress the clutch pedal, does fluid come out?
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Friday, January 22nd, 2021 AT 1:37 PM

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