Hi Guys, I have a 2006 Mondeo Mk3 2.0ltr TDCi Hatch,with a clutch problem. I am hopeing someone can help solve my problem.
Simply, my clutch wont bleed even using a Gunson Pressure Bleeder. I have tried bleeding the recommended way through the reservoir but no joy, (it didn't pee in the bottle for me) so I adapted it so I could reverse bleed it from the bleed nipple, but no fluid movement in either direction.
A few months ago I fitted new Alloys and cleaned all the brakes, fitted new pads and bled them all successfully. I also bled the clutch which also worked fine but not this time. it's totally got me stumped : I tried using the Gunson above the max pressure of 20psi up to 30psi but I darn't go any higher(I don't want to blow any seals). There just isn't any fluid movement at all even with the bleed nipple completely removed, not even a drip.
Now the pedal no longer has any resistance and just flip-flops up and down by hand. This only happened when I tried to bleed it to improve pressure on the pedal as it was not returning all the way up. The clutch did work OK until then but only got pressure in the last half of the pedal travel.
I really hope you guys can help, as apart from changing the master cylinder, I'm out of ideas and out of my mind.
Many thanks for reading.
It sounds like the return spring in the master cylinder has broken.
Unless the pedal is in the uppermost position you cannot bleed the clutch as there is no direct path for the fluid to flow.