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    trying to bleed clutch for days

    I have been trying to bleed a 85 chevy clutch
    I have heard to not pump the pedal so I pushed it down held it opened the bleeder and closed it before It was raised. I have done this several times. Then I took off the slave cylinder and opened the bleeder and pushed the push rod in while holding in the rod I closed the bleeder I have done this process many times. I have a good feeling pedal but not enough to engage it. please help Im pulling my hair out and dont like to go to repair shops
    by the way its a new slave cylinder

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    try unbolting the master-cylinder and holding it where the hoses comming out are at the top..... this way the air is also at the top and will be forced through..... hope you understand what i'm saying, if not, i'll try and explain a little better
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    Im not sure if this works on the older clutches but it works on all the newer ones. Just fill up the resevoir and pump the heck out of the pedal for 30 seconds or so and walk away. Come back in 30 minutes and see how it is. This works on all the newer masters and reseviors never need to manualy bleed them. I hope it will work on the older ones and what have you got to loose.

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    what have you replaced on it

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    I did the same thing.. i bled it for days... I bled it at the master cylinder and the slave... then i just closed all the bleaders and pumped the **** out of it and all of a sudden got good pedal

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    still having troubles? or you get it bled?
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    You had an air bubble in the valve sounds like. Glad to hear you got it.
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    So I guess pumping the heck out of the older vehicles works. On the newer ones don't even need to open any bleeders just pump wait awhile top off fluid pump and presto clutch works. Glad you finaly got it

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