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Old 09-01-2009, 12:08 AM
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I don't know a lot about cars. Or trucks for that matter, but I'm trying to learn. I own a 2000 Ford Ranger. And I accidentally put fuel injector cleaner into my clutch reservoir about a week ago. I tried to bleed it today, but it didn't bleed at all. As if it were clogged maybe? My last resort is taking it to a shop, although I realize it will probably have to go. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:46 PM
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Anytime you contaminate a hydraulic system, the results are never good... However my opinion is, I would have used a Turkey baster to suck the fluid out of the resivior, instead of trying to bleed it, all you did was, contaminate the whole sytem, istead of keeping it contained in the reservoir... Live and learn... I probably would continue to drive it, or suck the ressivoir dry, and refill t with the proper fluid... The brakes would have been another story. I would leave that to the oil change people to check
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How are you bleeding it? I use a two person a approach, one person opens the bleeder and the other pushes the pedal down, then the first person closes the bleeder and the second lets the pedal up then the pedal goes down and the bleeder opens back up. Repeat until it works. Just thought I would throw the basic idea out there, because you mentioned your lack of experince. Welcome to FTE. Just wandering did it work fine before you tried to bleed it, if so I think it should work fine once bled properly.
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Old 10-03-2009, 02:13 AM
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be glad you don't own a dodge... they dont have bleed screws...

spent longer trying to get air out of the external slave on my buddies 98 dodge 2500 than what it took to pull the tranny and replace the one in my '88.

back to the subject, i agree with a baster method, and then using the two person method. just make sure the person running the clutch doesn't stomp down too fast, you'll get a bath.
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