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clutch bleeding problems-HELP!!!

my clutch went out and i put a new slave in there and bled- no release. so i did a little research and bled it again and still nothing... it will have pressure the first time you push the clutch but it takes a min. to get that pressure back -still no release wtf? i dont think the master is bad, i just think theres a trick to this im just not getting cause ive seen other posts about it but no real answer. im thinking about just getting a new master and go from there...please help!!! i just got my license back and i cant even drive my truck!!!!

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park truck on level ground and gravity bleed the clutch it may take 5 bottles of brake fluid to get the air out but thats all i do works most of the time of the time.. if that dont work go get ya a vac pump and pull the air out.. but keep the fluid res full dont let it go empty
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Park the truck on an incline steep enough so the master cylinder if level and bleed it then. works everytime
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the best way to do it is hands down the exact opposite of what everyone else just said. completely EMPTY the master and use a large syringe (what i use), or something like a pressure can to push fluid up through the bottom of the slave into the master. you will push all the air out on the first shot and should not have any problems with it at all. i have done this to several different cars and trucks. some vehicles this is literally the only way it can be done
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thanks people... but ive tried everything but the syringe thing, which kinda makes sense, cuz i heard the slave will still trap air. ill try it out.
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ya the slave can trap air. by pressurizing from the bottom it forces air out
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this is called a Phoenix Bleeder. They seem to work but the nose up method is the easiest. When i say nose up, i mean back bumper is almost to the ground to get the master straight. Ive used the Phoenix bleeder and it works, but in cases that it didnt, the nose up method worked good
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how did you originally bleed it? Whenever you replace the slave, all you should do is fill the resivoir, and gravity bleed it for about ten seconds. don't pump and hold, or anything else. this is the way i did mine, and it bled itself driving around the next week.
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finally figured it out, my master was shot. its back on the road now
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Whare do yo put the syringe?
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How do you do this? Inject fluid into bleeder?
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