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Old 09-22-2008, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default How to bleed clutch

I have been bleeding the clutch for 3-4 days and still there is barely any clutch in the pedal.
I transferred the motor and tranny from another car which was driving and had lots of clutch.

I tried the vacuum deal and it seem to remove the fluid from the brakes and so I had to bleed the brakes again. Still no clutch so I started bleeding the clutch again and after a couple days, still no clutch.
It has about 1" of pedal so I have to press the pedal forcin it to the floor to get it in gear with a fight.

Any suggestions?

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Old 09-22-2008, 07:21 AM   #2
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:14 AM   #3
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: How to bleed clutch

Yes the only way is with a mighty vac or some kind of vaccum pump.fill the resivor up all the way.get about 15 to 20 in of vaccum and press the pedal 10 times then go and pump more vaccum in to it and press the pedal 10more times...then take the vaccum off the resivor for 20 min and see if u have a pedal....repeat untill u have good pedal.the ket is to wait at least 20 min after there was vaccum on the resivor. This will work

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:47 AM   #5
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Yes the only way is with a mighty vac or some kind of vaccum pump.fill the resivor up all the way.get about 15 to 20 in of vaccum and press the pedal 10 times then go and pump more vaccum in to it and press the pedal 10more times...then take the vaccum off the resivor for 20 min and see if u have a pedal....repeat untill u have good pedal.the ket is to wait at least 20 min after there was vaccum on the resivor. This will work
I wouldn't say it's the only way... I read another post on here and antler-lights stated he just connected a hose to a Shop Vac on! Great idea!

After looking how a mighty vac worked, I built a modified one with a glass bottle and a shop vac. Now I can reuse the drained fluid. (Make sure your glass is clean before you use it!)

At first I didn't think it was going to give enough vacuum, but it worked like a charm! I had the clutch working in 20 min!

I used part of an old dishwasher drain hose, drilled a hole in the side and put a hose in.

Clamp the hose to the bleeder valve and stick a shop vac on top and your in business. I think it works just as well if not better then a Might Vac.

The best part, it didn't cost me anything.

For anyone who is going to try this, It was hard to find actual instructions on how to bleed it online so here's what worked for me and the steps I took:

1. Put hose on bleeder valve and turn on vacuum.
2. Open bleeder valve. (Pull ring and pull hose out slightly if its plastic. It should move about 3mm give or take).
3. Pump the clutch 10 times.
4. Look for bubbles in the vacuum line. (Repeat steps 3 and 4 until there are no bubbles coming out. This usually takes about 10 times. Also be careful that none of the hoses pop out... Check it often or you'll have to start back at step 1.)
5. Close the bleeder valve and put the ring back in to lock it. Turn off the vacuum.
6. Press the clutch, the last inch or so before it gets to the floor should give resistance. (If this doesn't work go back to step 2.)
7. Pump the clutch, it should start feeling normal after many of pumps.
8. Test drive and enjoy!
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:28 AM   #6
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:05 PM   #7
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Ok great advise so far ----- BUT-- if you put a hose on the bleeder it should go into a CLEAN uncontaminated source of brake fluid so when you are pumping it up and looking for bubbles it will suck back clean fluid .... * the hose should be immersed in fluid as when the bubbles go out the fluid goes in


If those do not work try it from an old mechanic
you will need 2 people
person in the car and one out of the car
have the person in the car push the clutch peddle down --as the peddle is being depressed open the bleeder----CLOSE the bleeder befor the peddle reaches it floor... do this 2 to 3 times

if you pump it will it get any pressure???

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Old 07-26-2014, 02:51 PM   #8
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Best method I used was run a hose off the bleeder to a bottle of fluid. And then modify a resivor cap for a vacuum hose. Works very well but takes a while to get all the bubbles out.

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Old 01-17-2015, 06:49 PM   #9
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Default Re: How to bleed clutch

What kind of vacuum would you use to bleed the hydraulic clutch?

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any little hand pump will work.
one I got was amighty vac from oreillys.
harbor freight has some cheaper versions too

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