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Squishy
12-11-2003, 08:16 PM
Well, My trucks clutch has no movement(very little, from bleow where the brake sits to almost the floor). the pedal sits lower than the brake pedal, and i really have no idea. i am not used to this hydraulic clutch crap, good old clutch cable and quadrant is all ive ever worked on(5.0l mustangs)

anybody have any ideas of what it could be? ive had the master cylinder out, and off, and tryd to bleed the line, but i am not exactly sure how to go about bleeding this?

Its hard to wheel up trails because the clutch is basically in or out, and i need to be able to slip it somewhat with these 3.55 gears and 35s

Thanks in advance.

90 Ford F150

muky
12-12-2003, 02:09 AM
You bleed the clutch just like you would bleed the brakes. There should be a bleeder nipple at the clutch cylinder , just like the brake cylinders. I recommend going to Lordco and buying a 1 man bleeder kit. They are only a couple of bucks , and they work awesome because they dont allow any air to return back into the cylinder. Just make sure you keep an eye on the fluid level on the master cylinder so that you dont run out of fluid and have to re bleed it again.

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FU Toolbag
12-12-2003, 04:20 AM
Princess auto has cheeper ones.

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muky
12-12-2003, 08:33 AM
Whatever[2]

You can take the boy out of the country, but you cant take the country out of the boy.

In The Zone
12-12-2003, 09:37 AM
Princess Auto rocks !!!
U can also use the gravity method just leave the bleed screw open and keep toping the resevior up until u get clear clean fluid. but ya the one man bleeder is easier to use..
Is your slave cylinder internal or external ?

It' a FORD need I say More.....It drinks lots of Gas,Chews Tire's and eat's BUSH

Squishy
12-12-2003, 01:48 PM
Its internal, i did the gravity thing with no better results than before bleeding it.

90 Ford F150

Squishy
12-15-2003, 09:44 PM
Well, i was just informed that the slave has been repaced, so does this mean that it is the master for sure?

90 Ford F150

In The Zone
12-16-2003, 07:06 AM
It could be the master was the origional problem...?
Is the actuating rod seated properly behind the master ?
some had a adjustable rod on them.


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Squishy
12-16-2003, 02:42 PM
The rod was(or looked to be) a 2 piece, but it was not adjustable.

how do you seat it properly behind the master?

90 Ford F150

richsworkshop
12-16-2003, 07:26 PM
Another thing.......


Make sure that clutch pedal is returning FULLY.

If not, then it will not allow you to get a full stroke....[g]

(If that has already been mentioned.....oops!)[c]

Rich [}:)] (aka Stax)
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Squishy
12-17-2003, 04:47 AM
clutch pedal isnt returning fully. how do i fix this?

90 Ford F150

In The Zone
12-17-2003, 06:27 AM
Check under the dash for a return spring, could be streched. or linkage binding. these problems are always fun lying on your back under the dash.


It' a FORD need I say More.....It drinks lots of Gas,Chews Tire's and eat's BUSH

Squishy
12-17-2003, 02:59 PM
The clutch does not pull very far upwards by hand. i removed the master cylinder, and it pulls up a lot further than with the master atached?

90 Ford F150