I have A 94 geo prism 1.6 which I've replaced the clutch disc, pressure
plate and had the flywheel resurfaced. I do not own a Pressure or vacuum
Can I bleed the clutch hydraulic system the same as the brake hydraulic
I have tried gravity bleeding for 2-1/2 hours straight still nothing from
the bleeder valve on the slave cylinder.
I have spent an hour s-l-o-w-l-y pumping the clutch, there are air bubbles
escaping from the master cylinder when I pump but still nothing from the
bleeder valve. There wasn't any pedal when I started the pumping procedure
now there is a SLIGHT pedal, but nothing anywhere close to normal, and still
nothing from the bleeder valve.
Can I use A hand pump to draw fluid through the bleeder valve then resume
normal bleeding procedures?
The only luck I have had with 100% results every time was something that I
dubbed reverse bleeding. I took a large syringe (modified turkey baster
with some vacuum hose) and filled the system throught the bleeder on the
slave cylinder. Pushed the bubbles out the master and all was good in about
I think you may have luck with a vacuum pump, but I know my way works.
I love it when I "accidently" figure something out after getting royally
pissed at it and then finding out that I wasn't the first to do it!!
So there is a specific tool that I need to invest in then? I really like my
turkey baster! LOL
Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
The method that I use, which always works....is to
first gravity bleed the system, which you've already
done. Then you need to get an assistant to press
the clutch pedal down...while you open the bleed
screw. Make sure your helper keeps the pedal
down until you have closed the bleed screw, then
bring the pedal up and repeat.
If your slave cylinder is external, you can also force
the plunger on the slave cylinder back into it's bore
as far as it will go, then gravity bleed while holding
the plunger all the way in. This just makes sure that
any air that could be trapped in the cylinder will actually
go out where the bleed screw is located.
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