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Old 11-11-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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How do you bleed the clutch? Is this correct?

Alright everyone. Took my 1988 Wrangler to a mechanic to fix my clutch. It wasn't engaging properly. Hydraulic clutch. He said it was the slave. So, the slave sells seperatley or you can get the clutch kit with the slave. I opted for the kit, since he had to take it all apart anyway. Everything is back together, but he needs to bleed the system. He has had it now for 2 days. He said there is an air bubble in the system and he needs to let it sit, then bleed it, then let it sit again until he can get the air completely out. He is not a dealership, he is repair shop. He did call the dealership to see what the procedure was for bleeding it and they told him exactly what he was doing was the proper way. He said it just takes time to get the air all out. Does this sound right to you?

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Old 11-11-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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Even if you had to bleed it several times I don't think it would take several days.

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What kind of kit did you buy?
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What kind of kit did you buy?

I don't know what kit he purchased.
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I have tried it two ways and both seemed to work. Open the bleeder valve and pump a few times on the pedal then close the valve. The other way is to pump the clutch a few times and hold it to the floor and then open the valve and close it. Repeating this a few times. That worked as well. My clutch works great, it is new, and it came in a kit from NAPA.
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I asked because if it was a master/slave kit they are pre bled and its plgvand play.
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Master slave kit if the slave is external. Internal slave requires breaking the line to install and the master slave kit on the external may also come with the quick disconnect for replacing the slave at some later time. But seems a nice way to install using a sealed system without having to bleed it.
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True. I keep forgetting early yjs had an internal slave.

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