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Unread 11-24-2011, 07:54 PM   #1
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Bleeding hydraulic clutch

ok, folks. Me again. No I don't have manual yet. But I will get one tomorrow..Speaking of which, whats the best one to get, Clymers or Chiltons, which one??

Sometimes the manual is not as good as "back yard mechanic" ways.

I used the search function, but it didn't actually give me what I wanted to know.

To bleed the clutch, do you do it like ya bleed the brakes, or is it better to "reverse" bleed it? Meaning, forcing fluid up the bleeder valve up to the the MC?? (with the cover off)??

Hope ya didn't eat to me

Happy Thanksgiving...let the wheels roll..

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Unread 11-24-2011, 11:59 PM   #2
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You should fill out your profile so we know what transmission you have. I am assuming a manual transmission with an internal slave cylinder. Coming out of the back of your bellhousing should be two metal tubes, one going to the master and another that is the bleeder. Unscrew the bleeder valve and pump the clutch until there are no more bubbles. Pump a few times and then hold it to the floor and repeat this. Once there are no more bubbles close the bleeder and you're done. Also keep the master fluid filled up as it will drain some during this process.

The BEST manual to get is the Jeep FSM. These can be found online in electronic form or you can purchase one on ebay or the like. Any of the Chilton or Hanes will work just fine for most things though. I have a Hanes manual and the FSM.
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Unread 11-25-2011, 07:56 AM   #3
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Thanks L93, Yeah, the tube and bleeder are there in the bellhousing, that is correct. As far as tranny..I guess I gotta get underneath with a notepad and write down info to put in my profile...I suppose it would help knowing what type of tranny/xnsfer/motor I'm dealing with.


Off to autozone to get some fluid.

How this all came about..the clutch friction zone is very close to the floor, I'd guess around 3-4" (new clutch and PP were done not to long ago) and I get a "thunk" sometimes while shifting, (sounds like coming from tranny area) or even going over bumps on the hiway.

We checked and tightened some exhaust brackets, which the caty was sort of bumping the skid plate.

I've checked all tranny, motor, and xnsfer mounts, U-joints and they're all good.

I hope it's nothing internal, as the seller (who I trust) said all were gone through when he had the motor rebuilt...less that 3K ago..

I guess I'll just live with it until something explodes, or falls apart...

Thanks again for the help. Along with fluid, I'm also gonna get a I can RTFM..
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