Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Ranger & B-Series
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Ranger & B-Series All Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series modelsSPONSORED BY:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-05-2004, 10:14 AM
hawki_peers hawki_peers is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 11
hawki_peers is starting off with a positive reputation.
1998 mazda b2500 clutch bleed

Can someone please help me? I have a 98 b2500 and recently had the slave, master, and clutch replaced. There is no leakage from the system, but I have trouble putting the truck into gear. System should probably be bled again, but I have heard that if it is done improperly it could destroy the master cylinder. Is it bad to continue driving it like this? Can anyone suppy me with detailed instructions on how to bleed the system properly? Thanks for your help....Hawki Toronto Canada
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-05-2004, 07:20 PM
Dealford's Avatar
Dealford Dealford is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Oshawa, Ontario
Posts: 3,230
Dealford is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Welcome to FTE hawki_peers.
The bleeder valve is accessible through a port on the left side of the bell housing. The system is a gravity bleed type.
Take the cap off of the master. Open the bleeder valve and allow the fluid to drain out. Keep the master full during this process. Absolutely do not let it get empty.
When the fluid that is draining out no longer has air bubbles in it, close the bleeder valve and top up the master.
If you have a piece of hose/tube that will fit over the bleeder valve, that will help contain the mess.
__________________
97 Ranger (metric half ton) 2.3,5spd. Saphire blue metalic w/matching cap & Stock Rims 4 winter.
92 Town Car....Sweet PITA.
90 BII 4x4 Ongoing Project, aka PITA
63 Fairlane, Gone to my buddy Chuck.
It Aint Fun Unless It's Done The Hard Way!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-05-2004, 09:35 PM
Hank85713 Hank85713 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Tucson USA
Posts: 1,553
Hank85713 is starting off with a positive reputation.
This is the easiest way Ive found to bleed the master in my 94.

inside the cab, pull the starter interlock from the clutch rod, disconnect the rod from the pedal arm. You will see a circlip in the master over the piston. Pull the circlip, pull the piston till just the air and a little fluid escapes, pump the master a couple of strokes repeat the above, reasemble than bleed per the manual, open the bleeder and let gravity bleed. Might have to bleed the bleeder a couple of times, biggest thing is the air in the master.

I am guessing that yours should be about the same. The angle the master sits does not allow all air to bleed out as it is trapped up against the piston, and Ive tried to bleed the old way (pump, hold, bleed) and I tried to pressure bleed with a Mity|Vac and neither really worked.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-07-2004, 06:07 PM
hawki_peers hawki_peers is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 11
hawki_peers is starting off with a positive reputation.
thanks for the info guys, I will try to bleed it again, but by reading the other comments from members on the board, sounds like it may be my tranny fluid leaking out. I will check that too. Again thanks for the info, this board is great!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2004, 06:07 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Ranger & B-Series

Tags
01, 1998, 2000, 98, 99, b2500, bleed, clutch, cluth, f150, ford, mazda, problems, ranger, truck

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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup