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Old 06-04-2009
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Bleeding clutch regularly

Ive been having an issue with needing to bleed my clutch on a regular basis. Its usually the worst first thing in the morning, especially when i try to put my truck into reverse. It grinds real bad and I have to muscle it into gear. same with the rest of them. As i drive throughout the day, it may or may not start shifting better. when the problem started, i had to bleed my clutch maybe once every 3 weeks or so. But now i have to do it every couple of days. Not sure if im getting an air leak somewhere. can anyone help or maybe point me in the right direction?
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mine was doing the same. just replaced the master clutch cylinder and its fixed. but mine was grinding into gears so your slave cylinder might be going out as well.
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Slave or master cylider is leaking. Won't always see the leak either. I was adding fluid for a good 2-3 months, then while dropping the housing to do the slave I found where it had been going when it all dumped out!
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well they summed it up... what they said
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I had those exact symptoms, I replaced the master and that fixed it. There was also a very noticeable pedal squeek coming from the master cyl area.

I would bleed it every couple of days. I always had my 8mm on stand by. lol.
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lol, sounds exactly like mine ... thanks for the help, hopefully now i can get it fixed
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