Hi I'm new. I'll take the time to introduce myself and chat a little later. Right now I am REALLY stuck and I could use as much advice as possible.
My clutch pedal goes to the floor. No resistance whatsoever. Earlier today I had about 2" of resistance near the floor, not enough to put it into gear, but a little bit. I decided to bleed the slave.
I had a friend pump the clutch a few times, hold it in, and i cracked the bleeder; lots of air came out. I repeated this a few times, and one time i cracked it before he said it was at the floor, and i think air sucked in (possible?)
Now the pedal just snaps right to the floor, and if i lift it it snaps right up (with the pressure of the spring).
I let it sit for a while, thinking that the tiny air bubbles would re-form into one giant bubble (when i get frustrated i start thinking non-scientifically)
I then decided to try again. pump pump pump, hold at floor, crack bleeder, tighten bleeder, repeat.
The first couple of times i heard air escaping and some fluid would spurt out, but now, 3 pumps, hold at floor, i crack the bleeder, and NOTHING. no fluid, no air, nothing.
The brake fluid container is full. I have 2 bottles at the ready.
right now im trying to gravity bleed. I have a length of vacuum hose over the opened bleeder, going directly into a full container of brake fluid, and i have the reservoir opened.
1) WTF why is nothing coming out of the bleeder when i pump the pedal?
2) is this a proper gravity bleed? should i have the reservoir opened or closed
3) [idiocy probably] can i cap the reservoir, leave the vacuum tubing in the container of brake fluid, and pump the pedal like crazy?
i do NOT have access to a vacuum bleeder or a pressure bleeder. just my hands. also, i cannot remove the slave cylinder because in my current situation, its all i can do just to get to the nipple. (car was lowered by previous owner, i am in my (painful) gravel driveway and can barely jet my jack/jack stand under there)
please, any help would be VERY much appreciated. I need to drive to work tomorrow
thanks in advance everyone.
[1995 325is in case that helps]