This might have been done in an older thread. I started to have problems shifting, And the clutch pedal went down with NO resistance. After looking at it for some time I decided to bleed the clutch before buying a new clutch. It now works fine.
Yes to bleed the clutch there is a small nut with a spout on it (the bleeder valve) that you loosen right at the quick-connect on the transmission bellhousing. This is best done with 2 people, one watching and controlling the bleeder valve, and the other to push and raise the clutch. While the valve is open, push the clutch in (it will probably fall right to the floor and not come back up). You should see some fluid and maybe air bubbles comming out the bleeder. Now close the valve, and raise the clutch back up to its normal position (this may have to be done by hand). Open the valve and repeat until there are no more air bubbles comming out the bleeder valve. Pump the clutch several more times and it should return to its normal stiffness and feeling. You might need to top up the brake fluid after this procedure depending on how much was lost (the hydraulic clutch shares its fluid with the brakes).
I think this just happened to me, I changed the rear brake pads less than a week ago. For the past two days the transmission had been acting funny, it was sometimes difficult to shift into gear. Today on the way to work I was having trouble shifting, I had to pull off with my hazard lights on because I couldn't get out of neutral. I parked at work and couldn't get in to any gear when I wanted to leave. I laid on the floor and was looking to see if something had broke, I was able to push the clutch pedal in using 1 finger, absolutely no resistance. I had to bum a ride home and my car still sits in the parking lot. Any comments or ideas would be great...
Below the Battery Tray, look for the rubber hose that goes from the frame to the transmission bell housing. That is your clutch hose. Use a 10 MM wrench to loosen the bleeder screw, (CAUTION, USE TWO HANDS, THIS IS PLASTIC AND CAN BREAK EASILY).
Normally, you would want to bleed the air out using two people, but you can loosen the bleeder, push the clutch pedal to the floor and leave it there.
Tighten the bleeder and then pull the clutch pedal up with your hand.
You might need to do this a couple of times to get all the air out.
Refill brake reservoir with DOT3 brake fluid.
If your quick connect is broken or leaking that bad, then you might need to replace the rubber ring that is under the quick connect. It is a SQUARE RING, NOT AN O RING. (although I have had some luck with an O Ring)
If you need to replace the quick connect because it is broken,
Auto 7 part number 212-0016 will work.
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