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clutch issues

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Inflames1989, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Inflames1989

    Inflames1989 New Member

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    I have a 1990 Honda Prelude, 5 speed manual.

    One morning this week I could not shift and my clutch would stick to the floor when I pushed it in. I then went on to put in a new clutch master and slave cylinders. This went fine and I bled everything out, got what seemed to be all the air out, there was no more air in the line and I did it over once more, and then cleaned up the work space. Then the problems continued;

    When I push the clutch in, it comes back, but I still have to do a little work to pop it back in to place.

    At first I still could not shift, however I can now shift in to gears, which I couldn't do before, but that involved pumping the clutch pedal numerous times.

    The main point is; I still have pitifully minimal clutch travel, the clutch will still sometimes stick to the floor, and there is a strange, scratching noise when shifting.
     
  2. norcalgsr

    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

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    It sounds like there is still air in the system to me.
     
  3. serrilion

    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    Agreed I had this happen with my Clutch only it was my line it was leaking a little drop at a time allowing air in :(
     
  4. paul91Sizc

    paul91Sizc New Member

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    I know this is an old thread, but, serrilion, what kind of car was it, i just bought a 90 accord, and my clutch is acting just like inflames1989, what did both of you do? and where is a common place for the leak?
     
  5. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    isnt the 1990 honda accord cable clutch???if soo then you can prolly just adjust the amount of tension right outside the tranny
     
  6. coco_nut909

    coco_nut909 Joker

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    my buddy had the same issue in my transmission class he ended up replaceing the cluch, flywheel, and all the lines
     
  7. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    he talks about getting the air out. must be hydro.

    i'll bet money you've got a leak in the clutch line, nothing else.
     
  8. paul91Sizc

    paul91Sizc New Member

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    if i dont find leaks, is there a simple way to check both cylinders?
     
  9. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    yes but it requires special tools. you need a brake line pressure testing kit. autozone carries them $50+. go see if you have a leak. i'm tellin ya... lol
     
  10. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Could be bad clutch master cylinder. I had same symptoms on my 1990 Accord; turned out to be bad clutch MC.
     
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