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Old September 8th, 2009, 07:42 AM
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clutch not engaging properly

I have replaced a leaking clutch master & slave, but now after bleeding system the clutch pedal is not engaging without much effort, with the clutch pedal to the floor, I have tried to turn adjusting nut of the clutch master but this has not helped much.

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Old September 8th, 2009, 08:43 AM
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Do you mean disengaging? Just to make it clear. Your problem is when the clutch pedal is to the floor, the clutch hasn't fully disengaged?
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Old September 8th, 2009, 10:53 AM
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That is correct Chris, my mistake for not being clear.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 11:02 AM
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The system is probably not fully bled. They can be difficult to bleed.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 11:09 AM
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I am assuming this started immediately upon changing clutch master and slave. I would bleed system again. If still have a problem, would pull slave and make sure that pressing clutch peddle makes slave move - then make sure the little clip is still on the release lever for the slave push rod to fit into(should be able to see it with a mirror and light).
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Old September 8th, 2009, 11:16 AM
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Bleed again and fit the big spring on the pedal.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 01:07 PM
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will try bleeding again, thanks everyone...
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Old September 14th, 2009, 05:08 PM
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As soon as I open the slave bleeder screw fluid gushes out.. is this normal? even before I push on the clutch pedal the fluid is already running out of the slave. This does not sound normal to me, maybe the Flexi hose is bad with a pin hole or something, any ideas.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 05:21 PM
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Normal. As long as you don't see bubbles it is bled properly. Try the big spring if you don't have it already. Is there the proper free play on the master?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 05:28 PM
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The master has proper free play, thanks Ron. I can see this is a two person job...the unit does shift gears easily while the truck is turned off with the clutch pedal engaged...but a lotta good that helps.
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Did you bench bleed the MC before installing? Sometimes air gets trapped up there.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 05:58 PM
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no I did not, but I will do everything again tonight with help..
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i just cursed myself having read this.
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Normal. As long as you don't see bubbles it is bled properly. Try the big spring if you don't have it already. Is there the proper free play on the master?
What is the "big spring"? I think I must need one...
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Old September 14th, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Keep bleeding... it will get better.
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I now have a similiar problem, the clip that holds the slave shaft is on the release lever but there seems to be alot of play in the release lever? It only seems to engage when I find the one good spot and releases as soon as I let it go.
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I am assuming this started immediately upon changing clutch master and slave. I would bleed system again. If still have a problem, would pull slave and make sure that pressing clutch peddle makes slave move - then make sure the little clip is still on the release lever for the slave push rod to fit into(should be able to see it with a mirror and light).
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I checked again, the release lever itself seems very loose
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Mine worked fine after I bleed the system again, but now the flex hose has gone bad.
Here we go again, I had purchased it a while back & just saved it for such a day to come.

Any tips on getting the flexi off, it is a very tight spot to get too...any special brake tool to make life easier now???
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Old December 19th, 2009, 03:46 PM
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I just used 2 wrenches, I think a 15 and an 18, The bigger one on the flex hose itself. I also got some more room when I took out the intercooler hoses and side vent hose. It was tight though.
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