Clutch pedal won't build no pressure an the pedal stays on the floor

Asked by Feb 21, 2017 at 03:39 AM about the 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced master Slave cylinder and reservoir an
hose an slave cylinder an gravity bled it still
nothing what next

7 Answers


The slave cylinder is attached to the throw-out bearing which is hydraulic. So when bleeding this system gravity bleeding is not going to cut it. You need to bleed this like you would a brake system, by pumping the clutch and holding the pedal while opening and closing the bleeder valve. This is a lot easier to do on the bench than in the car. This will take a while to get completely bled out.

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There are videos on you tube on how to bleed this system. You may be taking the clutch master off and bench bleeding it first, just like a brake master cylinder.

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Thank you


Your welcome, it all in the bleeding of the system.

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Watched A video took master an tank with hydraulic line off bled it that way an then one at pedal an one at bleeder an got pedal an pressure back thank you so much

Do u have a link for the video?


Great, glad you got her...and VSHY just check out you tube.

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