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Question about clutch bite point after replacement


Samsonsuperco

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I recently replaced my flywheel, clutch disc, pressure plate, master and slave cylinder. The master and slave came pre filled but I bled the system anyways just to be sure there was no air. Now I got everything put back together over the weekend and everything seems to be working fine. For the first 50 or so miles the bite point was near the bottom of the pedal (was right at the top before). Now the bite point has moved back to near the top of the pedal. I bled the system again with no change. Another thing to note is when I push the pedal all the way to the floor there is a very small rubbing sound. Almost sounds like one of the pressure plate fingers is rubbing on the clutch disc. Anyone have an idea what's going on or is this normal? '94 XLT 4.0 5spd 4x4
 


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no idea but i like the clutch to be high so that would not bother me at all. i hate how most clutches now days are down by the floor.
 

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A fully bled system will disengage after about 2" of pedal movement not by the floor so it sounds right now. The rubbing sound not sure.
 
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as for the bite point changing, sounds like you just broke it in, rubbing sound seems like something could be misaligned
 

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My experience doing three clutches on three trucks, the bite point always started down lower at first, but as long as there's enough fluid for the clutch to fully disengage to where you can drive it, the bite point will eventually drift back up to where it was (my guess, there's a teensy amount of air in the hydraulics that cannot be removed entirely 100% by bleeding, which it always seems to work its way out with time & use after closing everything back up).

The rubbing sound might be nothing if it's a light sound. I've heard similar from mine as well and never had an issue.
 

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