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post #21 of 32 Old 07-18-2006, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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The impossible to bleed clutch.

So after a night and half today under the hood of my car I finally found the PERFECT way to bleed our clutch. Standard way that is commonly known way to do it is to put a hose on the bleeder valve and put the other end submerged in a container of brake fluid, pump the pedal a few times, turn the kno

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Rowdydudeman on 10-06-2014, 01:47 PM
Originally Posted by niknoc23 View Post
The bleeder that is on the line out of the transmission doesnt have a rypical bleeder... it is an integral piece of plastic, like part of the line with a rubber cover on it to seal it... how to I bleed that?
that sounds like the standard ion you're trying to bleed. they're different than the RL's bro.
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niknoc23 on 10-06-2014, 11:44 PM
It is a standard ion, unfortunately I cant find any info on them, only a redline forum. Any help?
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recaro86 on 10-08-2014, 12:07 AM
I have personally had 0 experience with them. would probably 've able to steer you straight
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Rowdydudeman on 10-09-2014, 11:24 PM
They are kind of stupid to bleed, here's a walk-through.
bleeding a saturn ion 2 2 transmission - YouTube
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niknoc23 on 10-11-2014, 08:13 AM
Wow I must be one of them there master mechanics! Lol thats exactally what I did to bleed it, only the car wasnt running for me. Worked like a charm. Had it bled in less than 10 minutes. The vac pump I used had a reservoir on it. Filled it aboit 4 times until the fluid was clean and had no air. Thanks guys!
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richsoucie on 10-16-2015, 10:33 AM
put one end of the hose on the bleeder for the distribution block. other end on the bleeder for front driver brake. Open both bleeders and pump the brake pedal
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ULUZ2A6 on 03-04-2016, 11:32 AM
Excuse my ignorance, but am I experiencing a clutch that needs to be bled?

2004 Redline. When in gear, RPM climbs consistently and clutch seems firmly engaged. However, when shifting under high throttle the RPMs seem to "switch pitch" audibly. Almost like a delay prior to fully gripping. My initial thought was an aging clutch and or pressure plate, but like I said once I am in gear it seems very strong.

I am the second owner. Prior owner provided all service history. Appears the clutch is original equipment. I do have a receipt from a slave cylinder being replaced 3 times by a Firestone repair shop. So perhaps this issue was also noticed by them.
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Sikatrix86 on 12-03-2016, 10:58 AM
My 2006 RL did that same thing ULUZ. I have 99k miles and it slipped like a mofo in every gear before it caught and took off. But eventually i was on the interstate in 4th gear, pressed the clutch in to go into 5th and it wouldnt budge. Pumped clutch and kinda tried to pop it into neutral and broke that cheap.ass plastic clip that holds the linkage to the shifter so it just flopped back and back freely. Had to get it towed. Replaced that crap plastic clip with a galvanized steel one, and bought a completely metal linkage bracket to replace the oem that consists of rubber and catches after a while. Im about to swap out the rubber bushings with solid aluminum bushings and im swapling the master cylinder as we speak. I have an entire self adjusting clutch kit with slave cyl and throw out bearing, a lightened fidanza aluminum racing flywheel (8.2lbs instead of 18+lbs stock) and 2 bottles of redline transmission fluid ready to go if this doesnt fix it itll be like a rebuilt trans minus the shift cables which ill probably do when i get the short shifter kit. When thats good to go and broke in ZZPERFORMANCE STAGE 3 kit here i come.
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boilermaker19 on 03-11-2017, 11:21 PM
Okay, maybe I'm stupid, but I bled my clutch, and now I can't get the stupid clip back onto the line. Any tips?
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Rebel Redline on 03-12-2017, 09:45 AM
Originally Posted by boilermaker19 View Post
Okay, maybe I'm stupid, but I bled my clutch, and now I can't get the stupid clip back onto the line. Any tips?
Which clip are we talking about?
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