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HAVING PROBLEMS BLEEDING SLAVE CYLINDER ON 2001 FORD RANGER.

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HAVING PROBLEMS BLEEDING SLAVE CYLINDER ON 2001 FORD RANGER. REPLACED WITH NEW CLUTCH KIT AND SLAVE CYLINDER. BLED UNTIL I SAW NO MORE BUBBLES. I DID WHAT THE MANUEL SAID .STILL CAN'T DISINGAGE CLUTCH.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Terry S Trent replied 7 years ago.

Hello, this vehicle is unlike old hydraulic systems, the bleeding procedure is much different, (see below). And generaly these require no bleeding, I have done many and generaly if it does not bleed correctly the CLUTCH MASTER could be defective.

 

It's a good practice to replace the CLUTCH MASTER anyway, I usualy recommend it.

 

Generaly you plug the quick disconnect line into slave and it just works... Try this procedure and it will require two people...

 

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Edited by Terry S Trent on 12/11/2009 at 7:56 PM EST
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
TERRY, I DID WHAT YOU SAID AND THE CLUTCH STILL WON'T DISINGAGE. I HAVE REPLACED THE THE SLAVE CYLINDER TWICE AND STILL IT DOES NOT WORK. THE THROWOUT BEARING DOES MOVE ABOUT 1/4 INCH OR SO. WHAT ARE THE ODDS THE CYLINDER COULD BE DEFECTIVE TWICE. I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT ELSE MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM. IDO HAVE ABOUT 1/3 PEDDLE FROM THE BOTTOM. THANKS FOR ANY FURTHER HELP. Customer
Expert:  Terry S Trent replied 7 years ago.

Slim to none, hehe...

 

Man I wish I were there #%#@&^, did the idiots give you the wrong clutch?

 

THE MASTER IS BAD THEN

 



Edited by Terry S Trent on 12/13/2009 at 4:09 PM EST
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I HAVE ONLY REPLACED THE SLAVE CYLINDER. I WILL REPLACE THE MASTER NEXT, AND CHECK TO SEE IF I HAVE THE RIGHT CLUTCH. CHECK WITH YOU LATER. Customer.....
Expert:  Terry S Trent replied 7 years ago.

Man there really is not much else it could be the (slave cylinder just bolts on with like two 10 milimeters, and if the transmission bolted back up fine there is not much else that could go wrong.

 

It may have been bad master to begin with, but bench bleed the master, I have seen alot of those masters fail or leak.



Edited by Terry S Trent on 12/13/2009 at 5:18 PM EST
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

i will replace the master .hope this take care of my problem. thanks

Expert:  John Mc replied 7 years ago.

Hello, I am John, a Ford dealer technician.

I hope I can help solve your problem quickly and accurately.

 

I'm sorry I don't usually jump into another experts question here but I have to greatly disagree with him. These clutch systems are known to be a real pain to get all the air out of the system. I have my own way of doing this and will explain.

 

1. Get an assistant to operate the pedal.

2. Fill the reservoir to the top with brake fluid.

3. Without the pedal pressed down open the bleeder screw, now slowly push the pedal all the way to the bottom then hold. Tighten the screw.

4. Repeat step 3 five times. Check the fluid level every third time.

5. Pump pedal 10 times then hold. Open the bleeder screw.

6. Repeat step 5 three times.

7. Check operation, you may need to repeat this whole operation 3-4 times if air is trapped in the master or the lines.

 

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
John I will try doing exactly what you said. i guess i just ha ve to be more persistant ! Thank John, have a merry christmas....
Expert:  John Mc replied 7 years ago.
If you still have problems once done let me know and I'll be glad to further assist you.