Clutch slave bleed: how to?

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Old 12-23-04, 11:54 AM
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Clutch slave bleed: how to?

Having problems bleeding a clutch slave valve on a 1991 Ford Escort. It has the 1.9L engine, 5 speed, needless to say, manual trans. . There is not an independent master cyl. for the clutch; it operates off of the brake master cyl.. Primed the s/v before installing and used a vacuum pump to pull brake fluid to s/v from master cyl., still no pedel. Suggestions (I hope)?
 
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Old 12-23-04, 12:05 PM
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Clutch Problem?

Just pump the pedal???????????
 
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Old 12-23-04, 12:24 PM
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Clutch slave bleed: how to?

I suggest try pressure bleeding like bleeding brakes. If you don't have a pressure bleeder unit, it's a lot of tedious pumping and bleeding with two people. I've had ones that seemed to take hours to get a good pedal, but it has worked for me everytime. Is it a new slave? Are you sure the clutch fork, pivot, disc, throw out bearing and pressure plate are in good working order?
 
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Old 12-23-04, 01:59 PM
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It is a new slave. The other clutch components seemed to be functioning properly. The clutch on the vehicle would engage with the pedal depressed whie setting at a stop light, etc., etc. as if bleeding off, however, there is no visable sign or history of leakage. Is there a check valve in the circuit I have missed? Just have never had this much trouble before, 1st Escort though. thanx.
 
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Old 12-23-04, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by zoie
:There is not an independent master cyl. for the clutch; it operates off of the brake master cyl.
There HAS to be a clutch master. Stepping on the brake doesn't apply the clutch.
They are very difficult to bleed because the air tends to rise and is hard to force out the bottom. Like Hogfan said, sometimes just continous pumping will migrate the air back through the master. It will take a lot of pumping though,
 
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