• Tiny
  • almara3
  • 1996 Ford Escort

Transmission problem
1996 Ford Escort 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 150000 miles

replaced the hydraulic pump for the clutch.
now can't get pressure in the line to make pump arm move.
can't find a resevoir to fill up with fluid to get pressure

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 4:52 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Dave H
  • Expert
  • 13,547 posts

Before bleeding clutch system, pump clutch pedal at least 30 times. Remove air cleaner outlet tube and Mass Airflow (MAF) sensor. Top off brake master cylinder. Locate bleeder screw under transaxle access hole dust cover. Loosen bleeder screw. Attach a hose to bleeder screw at clutch slave cylinder. Submerge other end of hose in a container of clean brake fluid.
Clean area around reservoir cap. Fill reservoir with DOT 3 brake fluid. Place light pressure on clutch pedal and open bleeder screw. Maintain pressure until pedal contacts floor. Close bleeder screw while pedal is fully depressed. DO NOT allow pedal to return before bleeder screw is fully closed.
Check fluid level. Repeat this step until no air bubbles are observed. Top off brake master cylinder with fluid. If after bleeding, pedal is spongy or transmissions hard to shift repeat bleeding procedure.

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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 6:05 PM

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