slave cylinder won't bleed/hydraulic line prob. - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

Go Back   Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Pre-1997 F150 > 1987 - 1996 F150
Log In 


slave cylinder won't bleed/hydraulic line prob.

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-19-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default slave cylinder won't bleed/hydraulic line prob.

Okay guys, I'm having trouble with the hydraulic line. 1990 f150 4.9L/M5OD trans. replaced the line and there's a little metal ring with teeth that looks like it holds the line in. it broke. so i tried to use it again and now the line is stuck in there. still trying to get this out. is the ring an essential part of all of it? also, i see no fluid coming out of anything but the master cylinder is full. I replaced the slave and I can't bleed it. The Chilton book says to open the vavle and gravity will bleed it but i see nothing coming out of anywhere. help?
PSIRockin is offline   Reply With Quote
Join F150 Forum

Join F150Forum.com Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you a Ford F150 fan? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Ford F150 Fans to meet online.
Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your truck, and have a great time with other Ford F150 fans. Whether your an old timer or just bought your F150 you'll find that F150Forum.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join F150Forum.com Today! - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE


-->
Old 10-19-2010, 05:10 PM   #2
We'd do it
 
Just call me Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando,Fl.
Posts: 32,291
Thanked 410 Times in 366 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Just call me Sean
Default

You need the ring to keep the line locked in. It does have a split in it but it's still one piece. The white nylon ring just unhooks the line from the slave by pressing it towards the slave. The clutch doesn't bleed like brakes. You can pump the pedal to build pressure and crack the bleeder, but to get all the air out you just need to pump the pedal a lot.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Early Cuyler
Fights begin, fingerprints are took, days is lost, bail is made, court dates are ignored, cycle is repeated.
Just call me Sean is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 05:17 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

A piece broke off of the ring, bassically it's now missing two of the little "teeth".

As for bleeding it, do you pump the pedal with the valve open?
PSIRockin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 05:24 PM   #4
We'd do it
 
Just call me Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando,Fl.
Posts: 32,291
Thanked 410 Times in 366 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Just call me Sean
Default

No, keep the valve closed and keep the cap off the reservoir.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Early Cuyler
Fights begin, fingerprints are took, days is lost, bail is made, court dates are ignored, cycle is repeated.
Just call me Sean is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 05:29 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

does it take alot of pumping? i tried that and got nothing. is the fluid line supposed to have any play? you can move it slightly left and right. but not alot.
PSIRockin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 05:59 PM   #6
We'd do it
 
Just call me Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando,Fl.
Posts: 32,291
Thanked 410 Times in 366 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Just call me Sean
Default

If the line isn't inserted all the way you'll get nothing.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Early Cuyler
Fights begin, fingerprints are took, days is lost, bail is made, court dates are ignored, cycle is repeated.
Just call me Sean is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 01:25 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 92
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

You gravity bleed it till no bubbles come out. Then you pump the pedal, hold it in, turn the bleeder screw, close the bleeder screw, rinse and repeat. Took me about 7 or 8 times to get all of the air out.
JC316 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2005 F150 5.4 Misfire problems jpn4791 General F150 Discussion 2 08-19-2015 08:13 PM
NEED HELP- Driveabilty issues bivwac 1987 - 1996 F150 13 08-11-2015 05:58 AM
South Central: parting out MINT 89 f150 TONS OF NEW PARTS Loford2 Pre-1997 Part Sales 1 08-09-2015 04:42 PM
Cylinder 3,6 misfire and melted electrodes!! katanaplanet 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 21 08-07-2015 06:44 PM
5.4 Triton Intake Valve Failure - Leading to timing rebuild and plugs dyeguy1212 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 5 08-05-2015 08:25 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:15 AM.


Copyright 2006 - 20011 F150forum.com
This site is in no way affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.