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Hi all! Hope this isn't something I should already know but...

Our 2.4D Caravelle had a new clutch early this year. All was good for about 3-4 months then gear selection became increasingly difficult. With assistance, I bled the clutch, which immediately solved the problem, though there appeared to be no air in the fluid. Problem solved. Or so we thought. We now have to repeat this process about every month or so.

Does anyone have a suggestion as to the problem or, even better, a solution, please?
 

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I take it you are bleeding from the top bleed nipple and not just at the cylinder top nipple I'd in the centre of the engine bay right at the top. When you replaced the clutch was the fork checked for cracks mine was cracked and when you press the clutch the fork bends instead of engaging the clutch. Had the fluid been changed as it will deteriorate over time
 

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Woah! Not sure which bleed nipple I'm using! I'm (obviously! ) a complete novice with our bus, so go steady with me! I'm using the bleed nipple located just below the top of the engine bay, dead centre (ish!) The clutch was fitted by a well respected and recommended local specialist but don't know what checks were made. I assume they changed the clutch fluid...
 

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There is also a bleed nipple on the clutch cylinder you need to bleed from both of the nipples chances are you still have air in the system if you are only bleeding from the one at the top of the engine bay
 

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Great,

Thanks mole, I'll look at that today, now the monsoon has been replaced by the arctic chill!
 

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it will be the slave cylinder which has a bleed nipple and bolts into gear box very common to fail these are about 20-30 to replace and most garages will not replace the clutch fluid for a clutch change
 

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I bled my slave cyllinder n my gearbox yesterday as well as the top bleep nipple (Rasp:) due to loosing pressure in clutch. On the slave cyllinder the bleed nipple was proper tight, I thought I was going to ruin it but it did eventually come loose. You can do it from the top of the engine too, although as easy to have the under tray out for access.

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