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stock 4-speed clutch problems? by kyyljoy
Started on: 08-07-2013 01:11 AM
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is there some kind of secret to making this work? its got a new centerforce clutch, fiero store stainless steel lines, new master and slave cylinders, and i have been bleeding it for a while and cant get it to work
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I know with my 4spd bleeding the line was a tedious task. A very fickle thing.

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If you're running the stock 4-speed slave, get yourself a slave repair kit for an 85 or 86 Toyota MR2 slave and replace the piston. It will fix a common problem with the stock slave. The stock piston is prone to pulling air around the seal. While the slave is off the car and the fluid line attached, just open the bleeder, tip the pushrod end down and let the fluid flow. keep the reservoir filled, running about 2 full reservoirs full of fluid through the line. This will remove all air from the system. Close the bleeder and reinstall the slave.

If you don't want to replace the slave piston, jack up the car until the left front is off the ground, fill the slave reservoir, open the bleeder and tap on the slave to dislodge any air bubbles. Run 2 reservoirs of fluid through the system, close the bleeder and top off the fluid. It's a one-man job, and doesn't break up the air bubbles like the pump and hold method. This method gets the master higher than the slave and elevates the bleeder end of the slave so bubbles will flow from the pushrod end to the bleeder.
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Originally posted by fierofool:

If you're running the stock 4-speed slave, get yourself a slave repair kit for an 85 or 86 Toyota MR2 slave and replace the piston. It will fix a common problem with the stock slave. The stock piston is prone to pulling air around the seal. While the slave is off the car and the fluid line attached, just open the bleeder, tip the pushrod end down and let the fluid flow. keep the reservoir filled, running about 2 full reservoirs full of fluid through the line. This will remove all air from the system. Close the bleeder and reinstall the slave.

If you don't want to replace the slave piston, jack up the car until the left front is off the ground, fill the slave reservoir, open the bleeder and tap on the slave to dislodge any air bubbles. Run 2 reservoirs of fluid through the system, close the bleeder and top off the fluid. It's a one-man job, and doesn't break up the air bubbles like the pump and hold method. This method gets the master higher than the slave and elevates the bleeder end of the slave so bubbles will flow from the pushrod end to the bleeder.


thank you very much!! this is a huge help!
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Originally posted by kyyljoy:

is there some kind of secret to making this work? its got a new centerforce clutch, fiero store stainless steel lines, new master and slave cylinders, and i have been bleeding it for a while and cant get it to work



You might try using a vaccum bleeder. That has always done the trick for me. I havent tried it on my fiero yet as i just recently got it. But the method has served me well in the past. Check my car out! My First Fiero!
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