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#1 mars88star

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:54 PM

driving my 88 starion around on Saturday,all of a sudden clutch pedal was going to the floor,but if I pumped the pedal up it would build pressure,ordered a slave cylinder put it in bleed clutch ,got half a pedal so I ordered a clutch master replaced that.. bleed clutch still only half a pedal....is there a procedure for bleading the clutch on these cars? I ever used a air powered bleeder and still nothing....any help would be appreciated...thank you





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Posted 14 November 2019 - 07:07 AM

A clutch system isnt like a brake system where using an air bleeder will work just by pulling vacuum on the bleeder valve. An air bleeder will still work however you need to the keep the pedal depressed to open the port inside the master.

Grab a buddy and hook your bleeder to the slave. Then pull a vacuum on it without opening the valve. Have them pump the pedal a few times then hold. Crack open the bleeder and get the air out. Repeat a few times till you dont see air.

When using an air bleeder tool dont constantly hold the trigger down and pull vacuum on it. You want to create a vacuum within the line and the tool then open the valve where the pressure difference will pull the fluid into the tool. It's ok to tap the trigger once or twice to keep the vacuum strong.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 01:09 PM

nice....I will try that....thank you

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 01:21 PM

Yep I had to get a buddy underneath the car to crack open the bleeder valve while I was pumping the clutch pedal. Just make sure the reservoir doesn't go dry while your bleeding it and you should be good to go.
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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 06:38 PM

another thing is you may have to manually pull the clutch pedal all the way back up when bleeding.

additionally how many miles are on your clutch?

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 12:20 AM

found the problem.....turns out the clutch pedal housing was so worn out that the pin that attaches the rod to the pedal had no bushing at all so it was metal on metal which made the hole a lot bigger than the pin that holds it in place causing pedal to not spring back properly... ....does anyone know what came on there from the factory? I found a few clutch push rod bushings online but not sure if they will work on these cars

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 12:37 AM

I found someone here on the forums that makes a repair kit....but his requires you to drill the pedal and install a bushing with new pin....but im trying to avoid drilling the pedal if possible...thank you

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 04:35 PM

I did the pivot mod that you're referring to and it made a big difference. It is worth it.

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 09:35 PM

I got lucky.....found a conquest at a local junk yard and got the pedal off that car.....back on the road and cruising again....cant wait to see whats next

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 07:09 PM

Man you did get lucky. These cars are long gone from the junkyards around these parts.
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 11:55 AM

I still see them in yards around the country. I try to hit them if I get my job done early and have one afternoon to check around.
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