Hydraulic clutch needs topping up to restore hydraulic pressure - just looking for the bleed point so I can refill the reservoir
have the same problem?
Monday, June 3rd, 2013 AT 3:04 PM
ON THE "SLAVE CYLINDER" YOU WILL SEE A BLEED PORT SIMILAR TO A BRAKE BLEEDER SCREW
THE SLAVE WILL BE LOCATED SOMEWHERE ON/ CLOSE TO THE BELL HOUSING
BLEEDING THIS WILL EVENTUALLY EXPEL ALL OF THE AIR IN THE SYSTEM
IF YOU ARE CONTINUALLY ADDING FLUID TO THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER. YOU HAVE AN EXTERNAL LEAK SOMEWHERE. YOU MUST FIX IT OR REPLACE THE LEAKING COMPONENT BEFORE THE PROBLEM WILL STOP
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN EXTERNAL LEAK. AND YOUR SYSTEM "BACKS OFF" WHILE THE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED. THE INTERNAL SEALS IN EITHER THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER OR THE SLAVE ARE ALLOWING FLUID TO SLIP PAST. SOMETIMES THIS CONDITION IS REFEREED TO AS AN "INTERNAL LEAK", AS THERE IS NO FLUID LOSS. WHICHEVER COMPONENT IS THE PROBLEM NEEDS TO EITHER BE "REBUILT" OR "REPLACED". SINCE BOTH ITEMS MAY BE OLD AND POSSIBLY HAVE INTERNAL METAL DAMAGE, AND SOMETIMES A PAIN IN THE BUTT TO DETERMINE WHICH IS THE PROBLEM CHILD, MANY PEOPLE JUST REPLACE BOTH AS "PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE"
JUDGING FROM THE PRICE I FOUND IN THIS LINK FOR THE SLAVE, THIS MAY BE RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE. THE SLAVE LOOKS TO BE AN EXTERNAL PART (AS WITH MOST OTHER '80s VEHICLES) SO, IT WILL PROBABLY BE AN EZ REPAIR. COMPARED TO "90s +" STUFF
THE LINK I GAVE YOU WAS JUST A "QUICK FIND", IT MAY NOT BE THE BEST DEAL.I CAN SHARE MY TECHNIQUEs ON FINDING THE "BEST DEALS" ON FINDING AUTO PARTS ONLINE, AS WELL AS FOR ANYTHING ELSE. LEMME KNOW
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Monday, June 3rd, 2013 AT 7:08 PM
Carried out the bleed action as outlined however now the pedal goes right to the floor and there is zero pressure at the clutch pedal.
I will assume that the slave is shot and will replace with new one but with new slave in place how do I reestablish clutch pedal pressure to allow bleeding the system?
OK, well bled the slave as directed - 2 bleeds and fluid mixed with air. Refilled supply bottle at master" cylinder and went to do a 3rd bled but absolutely no back pressure on clutch pedal it went right to the floor.
Also first step was done - take off 2 bolts and pushed rod in slave to full point and reattached same before bleeding
Ta-a-a-a-a-aDa-a-a-a-a-a. Now what
Sunday, June 9th, 2013 AT 4:55 AM
ANY VARIATIONS, BETTER TECHNIQUES, SPECIFIC WAYS TO DO THIS MIGHT BE FOUND IN ONE OF THESE
I LOOKED AT "MITCHELL I", THE ONLY RESOURCE AVAILABLE TO ME THAT MIGHT INCLUDE YOUR VEHICLE. SEEMS OLDER STUFF JUST AIN'T INCLUDED SOMETIMES
IF YOU ARE GONNA KEEP THIS CAR, I RECOMMEND A REPAIR MANUAL, A FACTORY ONE MIGHT BE THE BEST, IT CAN BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH STUFF FOUND ON YOU TUBE......I'D RELY ON THE MANUAL AS "LAW" WHEN YOU PERFORM A TASK.......