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Hydraulic Clutch Problems

Question: I have an 86 GT 5 speed and I have replaced EVERYTHING at least 3 times in the last 4 months ...EVERYTHING... I cant get the clutch to work for more than a few days at a time before it looses pressure. Obviously it's getting air in the line but I have replaced everything and the problem remains. Items replaced:

master cylinder - 5 times
slave cylinder - 3 times
hydraulic line - 3 times
clutch and pressure plate - 3 times
power bleed
gravity bleed
vacuum bleed

Nothing seems to work. Am I alone in this? Has this happened to someone else? Any and all help is GREATLY appreciated.

Answer: This is not normal unless you are using rebuilt parts.

Please look over our clutch bleeding procedure section. Pay particular attention to the part that advises pulling the slave cylinder pushrod back into the slave cylinder barrel. It sounds as though you are leaving air in the end of the slave that is AWAY from the bleeder.

All Fiero's have the bleeder at the wrong end of the cylinder.

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