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We are bleeding the master cylinder in a 1998 isuzu rodeo

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we are bleeding the master cylinder in a 1998 isuzu rodeo 2.2. How long does it take to bleed it. The clutch pedal is stiff and comes back up but when you start the vehicle and try to put in gear it is very tough to get into any gear and then it grinds. We have been bleeding for 2 days now I would say 10 hours total. Is there a step that we are missing.
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Customer: yes I am working with a mechanic at my house
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: everything bleeding it for long periods of time
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

Hi there,

Is the slave cylinder bleed nipple on the bottom of the cylinder?

If so, the air can't get out, it has a better chance with a vacuum brake fluid bleeding device, commonly used for flushing braking systems.

What component have you changed recently?

Gary

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
We have changed the master and the slave cylinders. And yes the bleed valve is on the bottom
Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

Yes, it is a poor design, nipple on the bottom, difficult to get the air out.

A brake fluid sucker at the slave pulling fluid continously will get the job done.

Alternatively, take the slave off, invert it on the flex line to get the nipple up, and gravity bleed the last of the air out. Then refit the slave. DO NOT OPERATE THE PEDAL WHILE THE SLAVE IS OFF.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

Hi again,

How did you go with bleeding your clutch?

Does it allow gear selection now?

I hope my advice helped you.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

Hi again,

How did you go with bleeding your clutch?

Does it allow gear selection now?

I hope my advice helped you.

Gary