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6.1.1 - Clutch Bleeding Problem & Solution ( rwacek,  April 12, 2005 )

Short story to tell. I noticed both my clutch and brake master cylinders were leaking drops onto the carpet. I had them both sleeved in brass in '94 so I knew that they just needed new rubber. I did the clutch first. Quite simple really. Honed out the cylinder slightly to get rid of the scum on it. Put it back together, bled it profusely. Pedal went to the floor with no resistance. Bled it some more. Still no luck. So I jacked up the right front so I could check the movement of the slave. Moved a little but not as much as it should. I figured I would remove the slave because maybe just coincidently the added pressure from the master blew past the rubber seals in the slave. But before I did that I thought I would try bleeding the clutch master one more time. Sure enough a big glob of air was expelled. So, jacking up the right front positioned that air bubble so it could then be expelled. The truth is stranger than fiction.


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