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air in the clutch

brought my truck to the garage to get the clutch slave cylinder replaced. now i am having trouble with air in my system. i have had it bled 4 times now and im going back for number 5 today. why is it getting air? or is it just a ford thing. i asked the garage why its like this, and their reason was that it is hard to get all the air out. so pretty much a ford thing. anyone have any ideas?
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There is a vid of someone taking it out an tapping it w/a screwdriver to get the air out. They turn it upside down or something.

I tried to cut and paste it but no dice....

Search slave cylinder ford ranger and it's the one that is 8:05 long with a guy in a white shirt and black pants and glasses

These guys have a couple of vids. Perfection clutch or performance. Search them and choose one.

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Air gets trapped in the master cylinder. The master has to be unbolted and turned upside down (push rod facing down) while bleeding.
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got the clutch bled today, they said they opened the bleed port and no air came out, but they got good pedal feel. i drove bout 25 miles on it, not putting the clutch to the floor, just enough to disengage the clutch. no difference yet. but we will see. they said that if i have to bring it back then they are going to look into it, so if it goes then im interested to see whats up. but now the clutch is pretty stiff, and no play, so i think it will be ghood, but we will see.
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Removing the line and flipping it upside down seems to be the only proper way from what I have seen/read online
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en to bleed any hydraulic system is reverse bleeding. have the system completely empty and force fluid from the bottom to the top. pushes all the air out. applying pressure to the fluid and pushing it out seems to work very well to push air out of "problem" areas in some systems
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How is this done?
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There is a vid of someone taking it out an tapping it w/a screwdriver to get the air out. They turn it upside down or something.

I tried to cut and paste it but no dice....

Search slave cylinder ford ranger and it's the one that is 8:05 long with a guy in a white shirt and black pants and glasses

These guys have a couple of vids. Perfection clutch or performance. Search them and choose one.
here is the link to the video you tried to provide a link to


This video seems to show the best way to work around the built in air traps in the system.
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