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Bleeding clutch/ a better way?

I just replaced stock Clutch master cyl.,hard line, slave cyl. on my 95 f-250ps. I filled the slave cyl. when I installed with brake fluid and worked my way up.Got the hard line in and then the master. Hooked the petal linkage,filled the resevior and started to bleed the system. After pumping on the petal holding it down crawling underneath to the bleed screw for an hour and a half ,nothing. I added fluid a couple of times but I'm still not building any pressure. What the heck! I get fluid to squirt out the bleeder screw but no pressure. Anybody got any ideas? Keep pumping?The fluids going somewhere.Thanks
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This is the way I do it (bleeder or no bleeder): Unclip the slave from the bellhousing and let it hang by the hose. Unhook the clutch master rod from the pedal linkage (you may think that this step is not needed, but it very well may make the difference). Cycle the slave by hand slowly about 10 times. Reinstall the rod to the pedal and the slave. You should be good. Cheers!

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Sometimes those can be a real pain. The above post is good advice though.

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What you say makes sense about the slave,the rod will be extended and will get more juice less air. I've replaced these before but never this much trouble.Thanks for the comeback and good advice.
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Just to tell you I finally got a break in the weather and tried your advice with the clutch bleeding. Very slick! After wasting all that time, your way work first go around.Thanks again!
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No problem (that's why we post)! Cheers!

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just bled my clutch, the technique that patrick mentioned did work!!!!
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