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03-12-2015 03:13 PM
Mandroid
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pjnibs - with the two connecting to the same reservoir, and the pedals sharing mounts, hitting the brake prob. "wiggled" the clutch hose enough to let the bubbles from there travel to the reservoir.

Bleeding the clutch gives many a lot of grief, Had loads of fun with that myself even with a power vacuum bleeder. some have had to reverse bleed as the manual apparently suggests.

Syncityj - a clip holds the clutch cyl. to that fixed bolt in my case, prob. for most if not all.

I had a debacle with my slave cylinder a while ago. The bleeder valve broke off, bad line, leaking slave, stripped parts, and a bad master cylinder. From my (absolutely horrible) experience, if your planning on fixing a clutch/brake air problem, is to replace everything. There are many places you can have air being sucked in that won't let fluids out. I'd replace the clutch line from the master cylinder to the slave, the master cylinder itself, and go from there. If you do the work yourself you can have that done under $125. But changing the master can be major PITA. The clutch return spring is the worst thing to have to put back on. Once all that is done, bleed the clutch and the brakes again, be very careful with that slave cylinder bleeder valve. They can be brittle.
03-12-2015 02:28 PM
sailor NOT fun in tight spaces, getting the clips off the pipes without dropping them was prob. the hardest part of the whole job.

I didn't need to remove anything else on the engine side of the wall, just the PITA line clips.

Different year/model, but a lot is the same.
03-12-2015 02:21 PM
Syncityj
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Syncityj - a clip holds the clutch cyl. to that fixed bolt in my case, prob. for most if not all.
Holy shit. I just have it another look and you're right. I don't know if that rubber boot on the motor side of the firewall would come off with that bolt in there, but none the less, I'm a big guy, with big hands. Dropping those clips and bolts ******g sucks. Made this job that much worse. I couldn't get my hands into the area they dropped. Finally remember I have a flashlight with a flexible magnetic head. If I never do this job again, it'll be too soon.
03-12-2015 01:27 PM
Nmarzoli04
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Originally Posted by sailor View Post
pjnibs - with the two connecting to the same reservoir, and the pedals sharing mounts, hitting the brake prob. "wiggled" the clutch hose enough to let the bubbles from there travel to the reservoir.

Bleeding the clutch gives many a lot of grief, Had loads of fun with that myself even with a power vacuum bleeder. some have had to reverse bleed as the manual apparently suggests.

Syncityj - a clip holds the clutch cyl. to that fixed bolt in my case, prob. for most if not all.
Same with mine.
03-12-2015 12:31 PM
sailor pjnibs - with the two connecting to the same reservoir, and the pedals sharing mounts, hitting the brake prob. "wiggled" the clutch hose enough to let the bubbles from there travel to the reservoir.

Bleeding the clutch gives many a lot of grief, Had loads of fun with that myself even with a power vacuum bleeder. some have had to reverse bleed as the manual apparently suggests.

Syncityj - a clip holds the clutch cyl. to that fixed bolt in my case, prob. for most if not all.
03-12-2015 11:52 AM
Syncityj I found the bolt, why wouldn't I have to remove the bolt? It holds the clutch master cylinder to the fire wall.
03-12-2015 07:19 AM
Nmarzoli04 Although come to think of it, I didn't think you had to remove that bolt at all during the process
03-12-2015 07:17 AM
Nmarzoli04
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Does anyone know where I can pick up a replacement bolt? The one that mounts to the firewall? I've seem to misplaced mine, and I can't, for the life of me, remember where I put it, or the size.
Hmmm try ordering from ford? Maybe check a junkyard too, that would be an easy fix
03-11-2015 07:48 PM
Syncityj Does anyone know where I can pick up a replacement bolt? The one that mounts to the firewall? I've seem to misplaced mine, and I can't, for the life of me, remember where I put it, or the size.
03-11-2015 09:25 AM
pjnibs
Air in the system still

Thanks to this thread and the pics and instructions, I replaced my CMC last week and bled the clutch with a son or two - then it got cold out, so I waited til the weekend and bled the brakes with a couple sons. Still junky pedals. So yesterday I bled the brakes with some sons again - which all seemed like they were nothing but fluid through the tube and into a fluid filled jar - and bled the clutch again. Pedals are still worse than when they were covered in fluid. On a whim, I looked in the reservoir and asked #1 son to press and hold the brake. Voila, air bubbles coming up into the reservoir. Over and over, sometimes big, sometimes little, but every time. So I go searching and have no fluid coming out anywhere that I can find. Is it possible the Brake Master Cylinder would have a crack in the top or something, to where it sucks in air without fluid escaping? I hate when there's more than one issue at a time! pjnibs
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