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Author Topic:   clutch bleeding help for Bert 3 sp. manual transmission
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted September 02, 2005 10:18 PM  
I had to shim up my flywheel on my IMCA. I took out the Bert transmission and when I replace the transmission and filled it back up trans. fluid, the clutch went to the floor. The resevoir for the clutch fluid is full. Do I have to bleed the clutch line that goes from the resevoir to the transmission? If so, what is the procedure?
Thank you for your help.


Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 200
posted September 03, 2005 07:50 AM  
I would say you need to bleed it. You do it just like you do when you bleed your brakes

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted September 03, 2005 08:20 AM  
If you unhooked the line then yes you need to bleed it. just the same as you would brakes. if you did not unhook it I'm not sure why it would lose all it's pressure.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 192
posted September 06, 2005 11:19 AM  
When I installed my Bert, I cracked the bleeder and let the brake fluid gravity drain. When I tightened the bleeder the clutch worked great.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted September 06, 2005 01:12 PM  
I agree, if you've opened the line at all, you'll have to bleed the air out.

On our Falcon, I had a problem with getting it to bleed properly due to the fact that the Master Cylinder is mounted higher than the transmission--all of the air was settling in the line at the highest point outside of the Master Cylinder. This made bleeding the line a very long process.

To remedy this, I began by having someone hold the pedal while I bled the air from the top by cracking open the fitting at the master cylinder. Once all of the air was gone there, I bled the clutch like you normally would using the bleeder on the transmission. I'm no expert but it seemed to work...

Good luck!


Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted September 06, 2005 06:13 PM  
also if your still having problems jack up the right side of the car about normal floor jack height, (definatly use jackstands) and then bleed the trans. reason being there is a small cavity that holds air right above the bleeder, works great for us.

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