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Hutchy70

Member Since 24 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 09 2014 11:16 AM
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In Topic: Clutch Bleeding Problem

06 April 2014 - 11:38 PM

looking at it its shows red to clutch

Very many thanks again for all your help,  5 star.

Cheers,

Bob.


In Topic: Clutch Bleeding Problem

06 April 2014 - 03:40 PM

Well, finally it's good news.  The clutch is now working  :driving:  but I still think it needs a bit more bleeding, also I would be much more confident if I could get a replacement bleed screw.

 

However,

I think I could mark this post as 'solved'   but before I do can you confirm for me what colour the 'clutch pedal position sensor' is.  I removed two from the pedals, one red and one green and I think the clutch pedal one is the green one.  Stupidly  :whistling:  I forgot to make a note when I first removed them and I've had them off so long I have forgot which way round they go.  The red one is on the same loom as the brake light switch.  So I believe the green one belongs to the clutch, would you agree ?  :unsure:

Cheers,

Bob.

Hi there 

I was hoping to get one more reply from you before we signed off completely.  I hope I haven't offended you in some way.

I would like to thank you for all the advice you gave me over the past weeks, it is really appreciated.

Very many thanks,

Bob.


In Topic: Clutch Bleeding Problem

03 April 2014 - 04:19 PM

Last question first. The bleed nipple is defferent from the 5-speed. It's not available on it's own, it's not available with the t-piece, it's only available with a complete pipe right back to the master cylinder! As far as the fitting sequence, I can't really remember (don't often get mondeo master cylinders). Generally though with Ford cylinders get the cylinder in first. Make sure the fluid is coming through the cylinder before you push in the outlet pipe.

Well, finally it's good news.  The clutch is now working  :driving:  but I still think it needs a bit more bleeding, also I would be much more confident if I could get a replacement bleed screw.

 

However,

I think I could mark this post as 'solved'   but before I do can you confirm for me what colour the 'clutch pedal position sensor' is.  I removed two from the pedals, one red and one green and I think the clutch pedal one is the green one.  Stupidly  :whistling:  I forgot to make a note when I first removed them and I've had them off so long I have forgot which way round they go.  The red one is on the same loom as the brake light switch.  So I believe the green one belongs to the clutch, would you agree ?  :unsure:

Cheers,

Bob.


In Topic: Clutch Bleeding Problem

02 April 2014 - 12:10 AM

there is a clip holding it to the top of the slave cylinder and a clip (which you should be able to see ) holding the t-piece to the pipe.Before I go any further I should tell you about a recent experience I had with one of these. Having fitted a new clutch/dmf and cylinders to a mondeo 6 months before the customer complained that she had lost pedal pressure. As I saw a drip of fluid underneath I concluded the slave cylinder must have failed and fitted a new one under warranty. Having put it all back together (6 hours later) I found I was unable to bleed the clutch properly. Having closed the bleed nipple I decided to pump continuously to see if I could get a little bit of pressure. No I couldn't!. When I came and looked in the engine bay I saw that fluid was dribbling down the front of the gearbox. I discovered to my horror and amazement that the bleed nipple was allowing fluid though even when closed! Fords do not sell the t-piece seperately so I had to buy a complete pipe for £63. I natrually only fitted the t-piece. To Make sure this isn't happening to you, top the fluid up to the brim, close the bleed nipple and pump the pedal about 30 times. Check the fluid level. It shouldn't have moved.

Hi again,  :)

Well, today I did some back tracking from the T-piece and undid the gland further back along the pipe and found that the fluid was not even reaching that point.  Now it is pointing back to the master cylinder as fluid was getting to it but non coming out on the high pressure side.  So it would appear that even though the pedal was up, the piston must be jammed closed resulting in no flow.

Having discovered this I obtained another master cylinder and will be fitting it tomorrow, i will let you know the results.

 

I have a question regarding fitting this replacement;  what is the best sequence of assembly, should I bolt the Master in place first with the white plastic retaining clip that goes into the pedal fitted to the push rod and then fit the pedal after.  The last time I did it I tried to fit the whole assembly as one and I had a hell of a job getting the fixing bolts in  .  As a result I might have damaged it causing me all this grief.   :iim:

One more thing, what type of bleed screw is it that fits in the T-piece.  It is all plastic with a little rubber insert at the end.  The one in a 5 speed model is a standard steel one with a pointed end, which I don't think will do the job.

 

Many thanks for your help,

Bob.


In Topic: Clutch Bleeding Problem

30 March 2014 - 07:18 PM

The haynes manual probably shows the 5 speed which is totally different. You can unclip the t-piece to check it is clear quite easily

Thanks for your prompt reply.  How do I unclip it, I can't feel anything underneath where it goes into the slave cylinder. do you mean removing the T-piece or uncoupling the pipe from where it enters the T-piece.

Cheers,

Bob.