I had hellish problems bleeding a new master cylinder and pipe on the 9000 earlier this year, this was with the Gunson bleed kit, I went up to 30psi before i got a driveable result, this makes no sense as even a gravity bleed should work
First off, did you bleed the slave cylinder before putting it into the transmission? If not, then you're screwed and the transmission has to come off again. If you did, then the method that worked for me was to pressure bleed it from the reservoir with a Motive Power Bleeder, close it up, pump the pedal a few times by hand, and repeat. I never saw any air come out of the bleed nipple, but after doing that a few times the pedal went from completely useless to working beautifully.
Bled the hydraulics twice more now, still getting tiny air bubbles out but not many of them. I know theres air in there but it wont come out. Tried something new last night, parked it facing downhill instead of uphill, bled it again today and its made a difference. The clutch just about works now but still has some play at the top of the pedal, and bites close to the floor. But at leasst i can drive it now!!!!
Im gonna drive it for a few days, see if that makes any difference to it.
I have a SAAB 900S with 135K mile on it. I am trying to understand how to bleed the clutch. Have never been under the hood and do not have a manual available in any of the auto shops around here.
Is there some beginning tip that someone can offer? Basically the clutch is completely soft and not worknig at all. I have had this once before when I had the car towed to a dealership who said they just bleeded the clutch.
Any basic guidance will do.
1- Where does the clutch gets it fluid from? I understand it is the same as the brake fluid but not sure where is it put in the system?
2- Where is the bleed port for it if I want to do that?