Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google Sign in with Linkedin Sign in with Microsoft

Hello! Welcome to the Ford and Volkswagen MPV / SUV Forums.
Dedicated forums for the Ford Galaxy, S-Max, C-Max, B-Max and Kuga.
User groups for the SEAT Alhambra, Volkswagen Sharan, Touran, Tiguan and Touareg!

Owners Forums for Ford and Volkswagen MPVs / SUVs

Ford Galaxy S-Max C-Max B-Max Tourneo Connect / Volkswagen Sharan Touran Tiguan Touareg Caravelle / SEAT Alhambra Alteca 

 Mk1 and Mk2 VW Sharan  Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Galaxy  Mk1 and Mk2 SEAT Alhambra  Ford C-Max B-Max  VW Tiguan  VW Touran  Mk3 Ford Galaxy  Mk3 VW Sharan  Mk3 SEAT Alhambra  VW T4 T5 Caravelle Transporter  Ford Tourneo Connect  VW Touareg

Advert:


Recent Forum Topics:

Google Translate:

Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra Forum:

Author Topic: Vacume Bleeding Clutch, now stuffed!!!  (Read 4045 times)

Offline Peter Burgess

  • *
  • Posts: 35
  • Thanked: 0
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 1.9 diesel Zetec
  • Region: London
Vacume Bleeding Clutch, now stuffed!!!
« on: March 07, 2014, 01:16:23 PM »
They say "if it 'aint broke------"
However, I've just changed my clutch fluid with a Gunsons vacume bleeder run off my compessor.
I didn't need to touch the clutch pedal to do this, but now it's sitting on the floor & not coming up!
The brake pedal shares the same master cylinder & appears unaffected!
Any ideas?
Also the old fluid was green, which surprised me.
Is that significant?
Thanks,
Peter.

Offline Chrispb

  • Mindsaysyesbodysaysnono
  • *
  • Posts: 3000
  • Thanked: 100
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 52reg TDI 115 Ghia
  • First Name: Chris
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Vacume Bleeding Clutch, now stuffed!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 01:43:50 PM »
I've never used one of those, but did you remove the reservoir cap first
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline Peter Burgess

  • *
  • Posts: 35
  • Thanked: 0
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 1.9 diesel Zetec
  • Region: London
Re: Vacume Bleeding Clutch, now stuffed!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 02:54:26 PM »
Hi,
Yes cap off.
It took about a minute to remove around 180cc between top ups.
I had the bleeder sucking when I closed the nipple.
It's almost like there is a vacume holding the piston in behind the pedal.
The pedal is three quarters down towards the floor.
I've got severed ligaments in my shoulder- so I'm a bit limited before my op on Monday.
I'm hoping it may gradually come back up overnight!
If not, I'll see if I can find someone to hold the pedal down while I open the nipple tomorrow.
Cheers,
Peter.

Offline Chrispb

  • Mindsaysyesbodysaysnono
  • *
  • Posts: 3000
  • Thanked: 100
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 52reg TDI 115 Ghia
  • First Name: Chris
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Vacume Bleeding Clutch, now stuffed!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 03:51:44 PM »
I think the because the pedal is not at the top, and the master cylinder piston is covering the port to the fluid.
You could try opening the bleed screw allow pedal to return, once the pedal is up place a block under the pedal and repeat the process of bleeding
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline Peter Burgess

  • *
  • Posts: 35
  • Thanked: 0
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 1.9 diesel Zetec
  • Region: London
Re: Vacume Bleeding Clutch, now stuffed!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 06:50:06 PM »
Thanks Chris,
By late yesterday it was half way up. Overnight with the cap off------- and back to normal & drives fine.
Sometimes the lazy option works!
I thought the bright green fluid might be DOT 5, but it mixed with water ok!
It hadn't been changed in 10 years, but looked ok & only showed 1.5% moisture on my cheap Chinese tester! The previous owner serviced the car from new & didn't bother with hydraulic fluid change!
Thanks for your help & advise.
I'll change the brake fluid after my shoulder operation next week. I'll wedge the pedal up to avoid a repeat performance!
Regards,
Peter.

Offline insanitybeard

  • Greetings from Mr Chick!
  • *
  • Posts: 2427
  • Thanked: 71
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: '54 130ps TDI Ghia
  • First Name: Paul
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Vacume Bleeding Clutch, now stuffed!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 09:22:47 PM »
I don't think that what you are describing is that uncommon, in my time working as a mechanic I recall bleeding numerous clutches on numerous Fords and even having used a pressure bleeder or mityvac, the clutch pedal was always very soft immediately after bleeding (though I've never had the pedal stuck part way down to the floor issue), though given a few manual pumps on the pedal after bleeding, it always firmed up and was fine, I could never explain why this was the case as there should have been no air present in the system after bleeding, unless air trapped in the master/ slave cylinders is only purged when the pedal (and cylinders) are operated (which is not the case when you use a vacuum or pressure type bleeder!), or it purges itself slowly after being left for a while!
« Last Edit: March 08, 2014, 09:25:10 PM by insanitybeard »
Always learning..... Often by mistakes!

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Latest
2 Replies
2960 Views
Latest January 23, 2013, 11:11:22 AM
by gmorry
7 Replies
5212 Views
Latest March 21, 2015, 09:29:19 PM
by pabinlove
1 Replies
4427 Views
Latest April 10, 2015, 03:10:08 PM
by insanitybeard
5 Replies
8035 Views
Latest November 24, 2015, 06:29:08 PM
by insanitybeard
1 Replies
1271 Views
Latest December 09, 2017, 10:51:53 PM
by johnnyroper
7 Replies
166 Views
Latest January 18, 2019, 07:31:39 PM
by po79

Advertisement: