Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Texas, Richmond (Houston area), USA
Can't Get The Air Out?
Short story - New Clutch Master Cylinder and I can't get the air to bleed out.
Long story - I replaced the Clutch and the fluid using a new speed bleeder a couple of months ago. Everything worked great. Then the Clutch Master Cylinder started leaking a few weeks ago. That's what I get for thoroughly cleaning. Must of cleaned out the mud that was plugging a bad seal or something.
I replaced the Clutch Master Cylinder with an OEM* today. But now I can't seem to get the air out of the line. First, using the speed bleeder, than using the conventional method but still with the speed bleeder. The clutch is still obviously too mushy to be disengaging the clutch. Pretty much no resistance through the whole procedure for an hour while using half a can of fluid.
Assuming I did everything right, what can I look into, what can I do? I do have a pump bleeder but didn't want to dig it out... and I shouldn't HAVE to, you know?
Thanks for all thoughts and help on this matter.
*Why didn't I rebuild it, you ask? Because it's an original 2003 part and looked every bit of it.
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