Clutch bleeding. - Texas 4x4 Forum

Go Back   Texas 4x4 Forum > Technical > Gas\Diesel Engine & Transmission

Photo Gallery Places to Wheel Gallery III Home Forum Tech Section IRCChat FlashChat

Gas\Diesel Engine & Transmission Engine, Transmission, Transfer case

Texas4x4.org is the premier All All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Gas\Diesel Engine & Transmission:

Clutch bleeding.



Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-30-2011, 10:18 PM   #1
Flex Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rockwall
Posts: 1,652
BlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afar
Clutch bleeding.

Okay, so here is the deal. I've been under my truck for the last 3 days trying to get my clutch. So, what do you guys do to bleed your clutch? I am letting ot gravity bleed right now but I'm not having any luck.
__________________
Kyle
1984 K5 Blazer
WORK IN PROGRESS
TBI 355/sm465 - 241/205 Doubler
60/14 with 4.56s.

Tow Rig/DD: 2005 F250 CCSB 4x4
BlazerBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-31-2011, 12:46 AM   #2
Trail guide
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 262
85cj7 just gettin started
I first attached the slave cylinder to the line from the master to the slave. With the slave cylinder unbolted from the bellhousing bracket, I depress the slave cylinder push rod all the way in. Then with the other hand I cracked the bleeder valve on the slave so that the frothy fluid shoots out, then tighten it back up. Then release the push rod. Do this over and over until the fluid is free from bubbles. Has always worked for me on my modded cj.
85cj7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 01:04 AM   #3
Flex Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 1,321
GIJoe4500 is a name known to allGIJoe4500 is a name known to allGIJoe4500 is a name known to allGIJoe4500 is a name known to allGIJoe4500 is a name known to allGIJoe4500 is a name known to all
I bled my clutch system just like you would brakes. Pump the pedal a whole bunch, hold it down, open the slave. Repeat until you have a good stream of fluid coming out of the slave with no bubbles. Took about 10 minutes with a brand new master, slave and hydraulic line. And I didn't bench bleed anything.
__________________
a malware free forum, with tapatalk and an owner who actually participates in the forum? i think yes.

www.texaswheelin.com
GIJoe4500 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 05-31-2011, 07:25 AM   #4
Gonzo Wheeler
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: mc allen, tx
Posts: 2,632
offroadman1973 is just really happyoffroadman1973 is just really happyoffroadman1973 is just really happyoffroadman1973 is just really happy
Quote:
Originally Posted by GIJoe4500 View Post
I bled my clutch system just like you would brakes. Pump the pedal a whole bunch, hold it down, open the slave. Repeat until you have a good stream of fluid coming out of the slave with no bubbles. Took about 10 minutes with a brand new master, slave and hydraulic line. And I didn't bench bleed anything.
x2 it may take a while just don't give up!!
offroadman1973 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 08:24 AM   #5
Full speed...half lit
 
Awesome Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: amarillo
Posts: 7,882
Awesome Bill Surfs Venus with AnubisAwesome Bill Surfs Venus with AnubisAwesome Bill Surfs Venus with AnubisAwesome Bill Surfs Venus with AnubisAwesome Bill Surfs Venus with AnubisAwesome Bill Surfs Venus with AnubisAwesome Bill Surfs Venus with AnubisAwesome Bill Surfs Venus with AnubisAwesome Bill Surfs Venus with AnubisAwesome Bill Surfs Venus with AnubisAwesome Bill Surfs Venus with Anubis
I use this method no matter what I'm bleeding. It's a two person job and my wife is pretty good at it.
Go to the bleeder and open it.
Then tell the person working the pedal to push it down slow.
When the pedal is all the way down they need to tell you it is.
Then close the bleeder and tell them to let it up slow and to say when it's all the way up.
Repeat.

When I turned wrenches this old guy showed me once on a clear hydraulic line that you could see a large bubble in. He made me pump up the pedal a few times and that one big bubble turned into 1.7 billiontrillion tiny bubbles. Then he said it was much easier to move that one big bubble down the line than trying to get out all those tiny bubbles out.
__________________
70 fj40...v8, 1tons, 241/205 and 42's
92 fj80...the wife mobile, cummins, 1tons
Texas Trail Buggy
www.hhfabinc.com


Quote:
Originally Posted by HelenaAG View Post
Hey Guys,

I am giving you a heads up that ads are coming.....
Awesome Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 09:44 AM   #6
Flex Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rockwall
Posts: 1,652
BlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afar
Clutch bleeding.

I'm not giving up just getting frustrated.

I've tried slave off and slave on. Gravity bleeding, and also holding the bleeder at a 45* angle upwards. I thought I was getting air in thru the threads on the bleeder so I submerged it. That was a pain in the *** and didn't help.

I also tried cracking the bleeder with a clear line attached and submerged in fluid. That seemed to work best but I must have pumped it 300 times and still had bubbles coming out.

I have a friend coming over tonight to try again.

Thanks for the tips. Keep them coming guys.
__________________
Kyle
1984 K5 Blazer
WORK IN PROGRESS
TBI 355/sm465 - 241/205 Doubler
60/14 with 4.56s.

Tow Rig/DD: 2005 F250 CCSB 4x4
BlazerBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 01:31 PM   #7
Trail Blazer
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: mckinnney tx
Posts: 466
moneypit is a name known to allmoneypit is a name known to allmoneypit is a name known to allmoneypit is a name known to allmoneypit is a name known to allmoneypit is a name known to all
You may still have air in the master.
__________________
The internet is an evil evil tool !

SPEED KILLS buy a ford
moneypit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 02:14 PM   #8
Flex Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rockwall
Posts: 1,652
BlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afar
Clutch bleeding.

Quote:
Originally Posted by moneypit View Post
You may still have air in the master.
You at probably right. At one point I disconnected the slave and put the end that connects to the slave in fluid and pumped till I didn't have any more bubbles. Then I connected the slave back up and ran a bleed line back into the fluid with the bleeder cracked. That's when I pumped it a bazillion times and still had bubbles.

I'll jump back on it when I get home. I'm hoping to get it driveable so I can get the exhaust done this weeked at AAA.
__________________
Kyle
1984 K5 Blazer
WORK IN PROGRESS
TBI 355/sm465 - 241/205 Doubler
60/14 with 4.56s.

Tow Rig/DD: 2005 F250 CCSB 4x4
BlazerBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 09:32 PM   #9
Flex Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rockwall
Posts: 1,652
BlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afarBlazerBoy is a splendid one to behold - from afar
Clutch bleeding.

Finally got this son of a ***** bled. Had focused help(actually doing what I asked) and didn't take long at all. It's prolly 90% right now but it will work getting it on the trailer to get the exhaust done. Then I'll re bleed it to get that last little bit out.

Thanks for all the help guys.
__________________
Kyle
1984 K5 Blazer
WORK IN PROGRESS
TBI 355/sm465 - 241/205 Doubler
60/14 with 4.56s.

Tow Rig/DD: 2005 F250 CCSB 4x4
BlazerBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
clutch choice for Jimmy HoPpA Axles, Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Tires & Wheels 6 02-03-2011 08:05 AM
1993 gmc c2500 clutch problem. cornfed Gas\Diesel Engine & Transmission 7 05-23-2010 08:22 AM
hyd. clutch 91 s10 82 chevy outlaw Gas\Diesel Engine & Transmission 7 01-24-2010 11:34 PM
clutch help limey Gas\Diesel Engine & Transmission 3 05-13-2009 08:47 PM
clutch problem bullboy Gas\Diesel Engine & Transmission 4 01-19-2006 11:06 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:44 PM.


3.8.8 - Powered by vBulletin
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2002-2012 Texas4x4.org
 

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0