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New Slave Cylinder, full system bleed. Is it supposed to look like this without pushing the clutch?


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Put a new slave cylinder in, bled the system with a handheld pressure pump and tried it the way the service manual said. Clutch pedal has more pressure than it did but not as much as it probably should. When my friend presses the pedal, the cylinder does not move. It just looks like this no matter what and I don't know if this is how it's supposed to be. I've looked for leaks and have found none. What could be going on here?
 


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From the tech section:


If there aren’t any leaks, there must still be air in the system. Google has many methods of bleeding with the master and slave removed from the vehicle. Good luck!
 

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It's best to buy the pre-bled slave cylinder
 

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You could have a bad clutch master cylinder.
 

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You could have a bad clutch master cylinder.
Man, I hope not. I was going to replace the master but then saw the line run tightly in between the body and the frame. Looked like more work than it was worth, but it may be what I'm looking at now...
 

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It's best to buy the pre-bled slave cylinder
Oddly enough, this was pre-bled. Unfortunately as I was figuring out how the new cylinder connector worked (the Perfection Clutch one off Rockauto) I wound up opening the valve and letting some out. Figured better safe than sorry, so I bled it again and now I'm here
 

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Man, I hope not. I was going to replace the master but then saw the line run tightly in between the body and the frame. Looked like more work than it was worth, but it may be what I'm looking at now...
It isn't easy to worm it through there but still quite possible. It all needs put together and hung high up (I used an 8 ft ladder, it is longer than you'd think).
Not sure if once it's bled it will push on through the slave cylinder or not, you may need to pull it back out too
 

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If you have to get a master cylinder do not lock the plunge rod into the cylinder before all other parts have been secured and are good to go. Once that locks in it isn't made to come back apart. Just be sure the entire system is in place, bled, and good to go before locking that plunge rod in
 

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Thank you, I'll remember that
 

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