Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Loveland, CO, 80537
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When I replaced the clutch slave cylinder the part store had quarts of brake fluid on buy one get one free. I thought man that is more than a lifetime supply, until I used a quart and a half getting the system bled. What a mess!
Much later I found a ford issued TSB on the neat and easy way to bled the slave cylinder.
I usually have the front of the truck up on ramps to give me more room under the truck and it seems to help having the nose up, then with someone watching the fluid level in the clutch master cylinder, push the clutch-fork toward the front of the truck pushing the rod slowly into the slave and the slowly releasing. Repeat as needed.
Here are the steps from the TSB:
1. Remove the master cylinder reservoir cap and diaphragm.
2. Check the fluid level to be sure it is at the step diameter of the reservoir. Do not over fill.
3. From below the truck, push the release lever slowly towards the front of the truck several times. Figures 11 & 12.
4. If it will not move, the master cylinder pushrod is not set correctly. See repair Step # 19.
5. Check the fluid level and replace the diaphragm and cap.
I have used this on my truck a couple of times and it not only works well, but is easy and clean.
Red 86 F250 Supercab XLT: Longbed, 6.9l, 4 speed with DNE-2 Overdrive, 2WD, 10.25 Sterling 4:11, Reclining Highback Captains chairs with arm-rest, Holly Red pump, push-button glowplugs, Racor 645 water separator with fuel heater, K&N Air Filter, Headlight Relay Upgrade, Fog Lights, lots of extra lights, Isspro EV series: Pyro, Oil Pressure, and Voltage in a Autometer 3 pod A-pillar. Bulldog Security System with remote entry. Offset Mirror Upgrade, Remote lube TOB. Road Watch System coming soon. PB PS PW PDL CC AC IW
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1995 Toyota Camry DX: 2.2L, Bolt-action 5-speed, AC, PS, PB, CC.
135,016 miles: Rear-ended and totaled by an uninsured kid having a temper-tantrum
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1999 Rav4 AWD 5-speed, AC, PS, PB, CC, Sunroof.