NEED HELP pressure bleeding clutch slave difficulties

shoemakersp shoemakersp at
Thu Apr 3 20:38:09 EST 2003

	My friend and I are desperately attempting to button up the clutch swap in
my '87 5000CS TQ wagon.  We replaced the clutch slave cylinder as part of a
throw-out bearing change.  We are now having problems restoring pedal
pressure at the clutch.  This has drawn into a stalemate that would make one
wonder if there is something wrong or perhaps we are doing this wrong.  Here
is the rough series of events to this point.
	We attached the pressure bleeder to the top of the brake fluid reservoir,
applied pressure and opened the bleed valve on the slave cylinder.  This
resulted in much sputtering and a fluid air mix coming out.  We went through
quite a bit of fluid before it was a stream.  He then retightened the valve.
I attempted to depress the pedal and it snapped to the floor.  We then tried
to pump the fluid through with the pedal by opening the valve on the down
stroke and closing it on the upstroke.  At some point I had resistance
through the last 2 inches of travel, but that was the best we got.  Now we
can apply pressure to the reservoir and open the valve and nothing comes
out.  I hope this is enough info for someone to see what the problem might
be.  My friend is now worried that something may have become lodged in the
line because of the lack of fluid shooting everywhere that it should.  The
Bentley doesn't seem to provide much help here other than to say that you
need to use a pressure bleeder.
	I hope someone can help, thank you for all of the help everyone has

'87 5k TQ wagon
'84 CGT
'01 Dodge Dakota (For Sale)

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