» » »

GMC Q&A

Ask Your Question

1998 GMC Sonoma Question: What is part number for clutch bleeder valve?

 

Question

Karalot, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Pilot Mountain, NC, October 12, 2012, 06:26
 Rookie

1998 GMC Sonoma 2.2L engine. I dropped the bleeder valve inside the heat shield and think it would be easier to replace it than to pull starter and try to fish it out. It's aluminum so a magnet will not work. THANKS

1 Answer
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    pushrod October 12, 2012, 06:58
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    BETTER GET THIS OUT! IT COULD DO A LOT OF DAMAGE IF CAUGHT BETWEEN FLYWHEEL AND STARTER DRIVE.
    IT IS NOT ALUM. OR STAINLESS SO MAGNET SHOULD PICK IT UP. DON'T THINK YOU CAN BUY JUST THE BLEEDER SCREW
    WITHOUT THE CYL. TO GO ALONG WITH IT. IS THERE A PLUG IN THE BOTTOM OF THE BELL HOUSING? IF SO MAY BE ABLE TO GET AT IT THROUGH THAT HOLE. THIS WOULD BE A RATHER LARGE POP IN TYPE PLUG.THAT IS IF IT IS ON THE BACK SIDE OF FLYWHEEL. IF IT IS IN FRONT MAY BE ABLE TO GET AT IT BY LIGHTLY PRYING SHIELD FORWARD AFTER REMOVING ANY BOLTS HOLDING IT IN PLACE. EITHER WAY BEST THING TO DO IS TO REMOVE THE BLEEDER SCREW!!

    Reply
    Flag This