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Old 03-22-2005, 09:17 PM   #1
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Clutch Bleeding and shifter cable adjustment

Anyone know how to bleed the clutch and adjust the shift cables? Feels kinda notchy going into 2nd gear after the clutch install...and I'd like to bleed the clutch again...

If you have the how to step by step w/ pics or whatever, much appreciated!!


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should be a bleeder screw on the slave cylinder, just pump the clutch quickly a bunch of times and hold it to the floor while someone opens the bleeder screw. just make sure they close the bleeder before you let up on the clutch pedal. as far as the shifter cables, good luck with that, get a manual
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Obviously during bleeding, you are going to loose fluid....I am yet to notice a clutch resivoir...dont tell me it uses brake fluid for clutch fluid....???
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:42 AM   #4
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the clutch master cylinder is linked up to the brake fluid reservoir. because of the small amount of space underhood, and the fact that ford uses dot3 brake fluid for clutch fluid, they decided to just use one reservoir.

most cars that I've worked on use brake fluid as clutch fluid - it's an excellent hydraulic fluid
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I am still waiting to get my car in to get the clutch pedal / hydraulics checked out. My problem is that when it is colder outside, the pedal will rest about 1"-2" lower than normal as it can be freely lifted up and down those two inches with no resistance. It also seems to have little resistance when depressing. My brake pressure seems fine. There is no fluid leaking that I can see anywhere. One dealer already failed to diagnose it. The pedal seems to fall down to where the clutch will begin to disengage when pressing. It engages just before my foot lifts from it. I can however sort of "pump it up" to get it to rest higher and give a little more resistance. I wish I could fix it myself, going to the dealer is always such an ordeal for me bleah!!

besides the fluid pressure, what might cause this? is there some other part like a spring or cable that provides the tension?

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if you have to pump it up, some air probably got into the slave cylinder. follow the above bleeding procedure (you'll need a friend to help) and see if that helps
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