Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SE Ohio
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Re: Bleeding Clutch Master Cylinder
Sounds familiar! I would take it back to where you got it and find a different one. I used a Wagner, it had a flush mounted allen screw. Someone had overtightened it, must have been the factory and it leaked. I replaced it, used the push it forward and open bleeder and it worked fine. I spent three weekends trying to bleed a 1994 Ford Ranger system, talk about JUNK! You have to remove the transmission to change the slave, the same as the newer F series gas (not sure about diesel). My dad bought Ford, put it all together and the slave cylinder leaked, so I had to pull it all back out! We then bought a Wagner. In our efforts to bleed it, we also found the master to be weak, so we replaced it, as well as a new clutch, PP and throwout because Fords better design leaked brake fluid into the bell housing. The truck is going up for sale, dad bought a Chevy.
I have been through what you are going through. I got to a point where if I hadn't already spent so much money, I would have junked my truck and been happy with scrap money for it. I would have done it under the condition I got to watch it be crushed!!! Now that I have been all through that crap, I am starting to enjoy it. I still need to replace my clutch and I have gathered up everything to do the heads. Will be replacing the injectors, IP and doing a valve job when it gets done. The guy I used to work for at the machine shop said I could come in and do my own heads and just pay for electric, so I am looking forward to getting back in there as well. I left on great terms for a state type job that he just couldn't match the benefits of!
Anyway, I am not sure you would would bleed that thing with no bleeder screw, good luck! I would say try to fill the slave with as much fluid as possible with the line off, then try to work the air out by getting the line end of the slave as high as possible, then just cycle it and hope the air passes up through the master cylinder. That is how I ended up bleeding the ridiculous system on that Ranger!
1987 F250 6.9 4X4 - T19 Trans, 4.10 Dana 60 Front/Ford 10.25 rear, Dual Rear Wheels, Carter P4594 electric fuel pump, Restrictive air filter opened up, Firewall repair kit installed, new clutch m/cyl and pedal bracket, bushings etc.,7.3 fuel filter conversion, Solid state controller OEM (new controller and Motorcraft GP's), Headlights converted to relay system with 65/100 Watt Cold Ice bulbs, Class V Hitch (10,000lb WC/15,000lb WD), Air Horns, Cadet 7' X 9' flat dump bed, 5 ton grainmaster dump hoist.