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How to bleed clutch fluid?

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  1. NyQuiL_AcCoRD

    NyQuiL_AcCoRD Member

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    How do I go about with bleeding the clutch fluid from a H22a1. Every time I push down on the clutch pedal, it drop straight down to the floor. I checked out the hydradic on the transmission, and found fluid had leaked out. A good amount clutch fluid had leaked out everywhere. I just want to bleed the clutch fluid, and tighten bolts to see if it was a lose bolt. So, I need some information on how to bleed the clutch fluid. Thanks!
     
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    The bleeder should be near the transmission and should have a rubber cover over the end of it, you will need someone to help you with this,take the cap off of the clutch master cylinder, then loosen the bleeder and have someone push down the clutch pedal and hold it to the floor, then tighten down the bleeder, then the pedal can be released from the floor, check the fluid level, repeat if necessary.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    you can do it by yourself.

    Put the wrench on the end of the bleeder valve, put a hose over the nipple, put the other end of the hose in a cup of brake fluid, open the valve, press and release the pedal 20 times or so. Close the valve, get back in press and release the pedal...it will get stiff.
     
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    Estorvito Soy Boricua

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    :werd: Thats How I do It......
     
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    Just make sure you keep adding fluid. The resivoior for fluid is TINY. After 8 pumps or so, the thing is already empty, then you have to do it all again. Also, the pedal will have zero pressure when you pump it, so it won't come up on its own. I always do it barefoot and just pull it up with my toes. But yea, you don't need anyone else there because the valve is a one way valve so no air come back in.
     
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    If you're really slick, and pump slow, it's also possible to run that same hose right back to the master resevoir. No fluid is lost except for what is needed to displace the air in the system. It can be messy if you aren't careful.
     
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    damn, you're going to need a long hose for that....I'd rather buy more brake fluid....I thought I was CHEAP jk
     
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    Yeah, I bled the clutch fluid with the help of my buddy. I found out what the problem was with the clutch. The slave cylinder has a crack which is leaking the clutch fluid. I'm planning to replace the slave cylinder. So, I guess I'll need help with replacing the slave cylinder. Does anyone know how to it replace the slave cylinder? Thanks to everyone for the helpful advice for bleeding clutch fluid.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    the slave is easy to replace

    2 bolts, 1 hydraulic line....maybe 2 extra.

    Pull it off, put the new one on and bleed away.



    It's real easy on FWD hondas....now on a FR Porsche, it was a bitch
     
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    ok how do you bleed it on a 95 integra gs-r. info plz.
     
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    Instructions to bleed Clutch Release system.

    Tools needed:
    A sharp a object. such as a Knife or shank.
    A good set of eyes.

    Procedure:
    Step 1: Locate the rubber section of your hydraulic clutch line that feeds into the Clutch Slave Cylinder.
    Step 2: Take the knife and stab it.
    Step 3: Using your get set of eyes, watch it bleed.


    ^^^^ dont do that...
    OP, if you had fluid everywhere and its not from a broken line. then your going to need to replace that slave cylinder. which should cost about 20 bucks (for a civic) or so. clutch cylinders arent hard to do, but bleeding them is fun too for me atleast. Basically your going to bleed it like brakes. your buddy gets in there and pumps the pedal, then holds it down, then you release the pressure. then you repeat till your satisfied with it.
     
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    ask your friend for help or if you could find a way to press and hold the clutch pedal down using your car's driver's seat then great.

    1.open your car's hood and the clutch fluid reservoir.

    2.tell you friend to press down the clutch pedal and hold it there.

    3.you: locate the slave cylinder, and as your friend has his foot pressing down the clutch pedal you will see that the pushing rod of the slave cylinder is extended (open). now open the bleeder (becareful with the fluid not to spill on your eyes) and as you open the bleeder you will see fluid coming out as well as the pushing rod going back to its original position, when the pushing rod stops and with the bleeder still open, push the rod all the way inside untill it stops and hold it there, now tighten the bleeder and then let go of the pushing rod. as you do this extra step you will see more fluid and some air bubbles come out through the bleeder.

    4.do not pull up the clutch pedal yet. add some fluid to the reservoir, enough so that the level is at the max line.

    5.you or your friend could now pull up the clutch pedal. check the reserviour again, and add fluid enough so that the level is at the max line.

    repeat steps 2 through 5 four times. when you are done do not forget to close the fluid reservoir and remove any tools used from the engine bay, BUT remember to go for a ride.
     
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    Thanks for the input. Unfortunately you are beating a dead horse because you are adding to a 5 year old thread! :locked:

    Try and help out on newer threads. Thanks:)

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    HOLY 36,000 views. This one is a money maker
     
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