Bleeding clutch/ a better way? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-02-2012, 10:05 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: nw corner of wash. state
Posts: 81
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-02-2012, 11:19 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 1,673
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-02-2012, 11:33 AM
Compression Ignition Addict

 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 479
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sometimes those can be a real pain. The above post is good advice though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-02-2012, 12:00 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: nw corner of wash. state
Posts: 81
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 02-03-2012, 10:37 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: nw corner of wash. state
Posts: 81
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-03-2012, 11:19 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 1,673
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No problem (that's why we post)! Cheers!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 06-07-2012, 08:02 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: sahuarita
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
just bled my clutch, the technique that patrick mentioned did work!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors