BLEEDING THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER

1998 Ford Ranger

Tiny

Briliant

October, 30, 2009 AT 11:33 AM

Transmission problem
1998 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 90,000 miles

Installed new Clutch Master Cylinder, attempted to bleed it while installed (did not bench bleed) have gone thru roughly a quart of dot3 brake fluid attempting to bleed it, no luck. Using the bleed valve on the transmission, just aft of the bell housing. Or actually in the bellhousing, it sticks out on the drivers side, just forward and above the fluid line attached to the slave cylinder. No leaks that are discernible, but clutch doesn't seem to want to bleed enough to even disengage the clutch. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

1 Answer

Tiny

BMRFIXIT

October, 30, 2009 AT 8:16 PM

With reservoir and hydraulic line attached to master cylinder, lightly clamp reservoir in a vise.
Fill reservoir. Hold master cylinder vertically below reservoir.
Ensure clutch line quick connect is below master cylinder.
Using a small screwdriver, depress internal mechanism of male quick connect coupling to open valve.
Pump and hold master cylinder push rod.
Close quick connect valve.
Release master cylinder push rod.
Fill reservoir.
Repeat this step 9 times.

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