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Old 03-28-2004, 05:13 PM
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trouble bleeding hydrolic clutch

I just converted my 86 firebird to a standard and my clutch is not completely disengaging.If i pump my pedal 10-15 times it will go into gear.I figuer it is air in the system or a weak master but i am unsure on the best procedur to bleed the system so if any one has any helpfull tips or insite it would be most appreciated.

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Have someone hold the pedal down and gravity bleed the system out.
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Old 03-28-2004, 06:37 PM
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exactly how is that done
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Have someone sit in the car and hold the clutch pedal depressed , open the bleeder and let fluid flow out till you see no bubbles, taking care to make sure you master cylinder stays full while you do this. You should be able to get good pressure using this method. If you can't then have a helper depress the pedal,open the bleeder then close. make sure not to let the pedal up while the bleeder is open. Have the helper do this until you see no bubbles in the fluid. Hope I haven't confused you.
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Old 03-28-2004, 08:40 PM
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You could use a vacuum pump, works great for brakes too.
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I have a suggestion.
My experiences are usually that the clutch fork adjustment is the culprit. I take a come along and pull the clutch fork back to fully engage it and then slowly release it to a point where it is barely engaged "being held by the come along". Then I adjust the linkage to the cylinder such that the rod is finger tight against the fork 'ball indent'. Remember which way the rod turns to make further adjustments but sometimes we are not completely centered on the clutch fork bell housing inside mount and by applying the come along the clutch becomes activated and you sort of adjust it backwards "away from engageing" instead of toward engagement. As I remember it dont make sense or even look right but it works for me.
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