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Old 12-04-2006, 11:06 PM   #11
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ska addict wrote these instructions for bleeding the system:

Get someone to sit in the driver's seat to pump the clutch pedal. Locate the bleeder nipple on the slave cylinder, its at about the 10 o'clock position on the front of the bellhousing next to the transmission, you may have to remove the battery to get at it. Get a box wrench and put it on the bleeder, then put a clear piece of plastic tubing roughly 3/16"-3/8" wide over the bleeder and run it under the car into a clear container. Have whoever is in the car push the clutch to the floor, then open the bleeder and close it. Once its closed have the person in the car let the pedal out and depress again, then open the bleeder and close it...and so on. You'll initally get just fluid, but as the air in the line works its way out you'll get bubbles. You want to continue pumping the clutch pedal and opening and closing the bleeder until you're just getting clean fluid without any air. Its very critical that the fluid level in the reservior does not reach the bottom, otherwise you'll suck air in and you'll have to start all over again. Its a good idea to get a third person to keep the brake fluid reservior topped off while you operate the bleeder.
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:18 PM   #12
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:50 PM   #13
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of? its all pretty straight forward
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Looks like I get to do my wifes car, drip drip drip. Good thing just about everyone and there cousin has had to do it, lots of info, though Ford should be looking at a redesign and recall with this being a common failure under 40K.
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:34 AM   #15
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get ready for some fun... gear wrenches are your friends!
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Ford should be looking at a redesign and recall with this being a common failure under 40K.
Not likely to happen...they're not going to initiate a recall unless there's something going on that could cause catastrophic failure resulting in injury or death of the driver. A little brake fluid dripping inside the cabin isn't worth it for them, they'd rather just have a bunch of pissed off owners than spend the money developing a lasting MC or (heaven forbid) fixing a design flaw. Nobody's going to sue them over it, so they don't care.
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Not likely to happen...they're not going to initiate a recall unless there's something going on that could cause catastrophic failure resulting in injury or death of the driver. A little brake fluid dripping inside the cabin isn't worth it for them, they'd rather just have a bunch of pissed off owners than spend the money developing a lasting MC or (heaven forbid) fixing a design flaw. Nobody's going to sue them over it, so they don't care.

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what does the bleeder nipple look like? could it be different on the IB5 for my spi?
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Anyone know what size Gear Wrenches to buy to help make this go easier, I'll be doing my clutch master this weekend and would like to have everything I need ready.

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I've got to do both master and slave cylinders.
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