(1994 F-150, 148K mi, 2WD, MT.)
Recently, I parked my pickup for roughly two weeks while I went on a working vacation. When I came back, I found I had a little friend (i.e. a field mouse) living in the glove compartment. Apparently, he had previously set up shop in the bellhousing of my MT, gnawing upon the slave cylinder as he got bored.
So, this meant I had to replace the [internal!] slave cylinder (and the clutch as I was at it). That’s all done…the problem that I’m having is that I can’t get it bled! 30-40 cycles of the clutch pedal later, and I still am not getting a firm enough pedal to return of its own accord.
How should I progress? I’ve read to vacuum bleed at the bleeder valve; I’ve also heard to reverse-bleed using pressure there. I’m feeling embarrassed 'cause bleeding (at least bleeding brakes) has always been straightforward for me.