|12-22-2009, 07:25 AM||#1|
Clutch bleeding issue.
Tried searching, came up empty handed
Car is a 91' Coupe Auto.
Just finished the 5spd swap.
Basically, the clutch won't start to bleed. After numerous, and I mean numerous, depresses of the pedal, no fluid is making it's way into the clutch line.
New oem master cylinder & slave cylinder. New oem pedal and bracket.
I know there's a metric shit ton of air in the line, obviously, but after 15 minutes of bleeding, still nothing.
|12-22-2009, 08:21 AM||#2|
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If you haven't yet, try visually following the master all the way to the slave looking for a leak. Have someone step on the clutch pedal, this should make pressure forcing the fluid to come out.
|12-22-2009, 11:34 AM||#5|
No clutch dampner, already found out that it was useless.
Basic bench bleed, using pedal to build up pressure.
Issue is that no fluid is even making its way out of the resevoir into the line to begin with.
|12-22-2009, 11:43 AM||#6|
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Pump the clutch pedal repeatedly and then hold. While holding the pedal down, loosen the clutch line at the reservoir just a tad and quickly tighten the fitting again.
You will feel some air escape. Now fluid is in the line and will run down to the slave.
|12-22-2009, 02:05 PM||#9|
I'm kinda thinking the master itself is no good, regardless of it being a brand new one from Nissan...
Oh well, back from lunch, have to look at a cel on a CTS (Cadillac technician), then get back on the S13 I suppose
|12-22-2009, 04:14 PM||#11|
Found out the issue.
I read on another forum (which I won't mention, just to be polite), that where the marks are to drill for the master cylinder, that you're supposed to cut the grommets in half where the studs on the clutch pedal bracket go.
I followed this... now regretibly.
Those extensions are there for the master cylinder rod for the diaphragm.
Basically, my diaphragm was extended past the inlet hole in the MC resevoir, not allowing fluid to enter the MC.
So I added to oversized bolts to the clutch pedal bracket to act as spacers, now everything is working as it should.
As soon as my starter bolts come tomorrow from Nissan, then I can start the car and enjoy it.
Thanks everyone for the input. Much appreciated