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Spongy Clutch?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by sleeper1.6, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. sleeper1.6

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    I have a JDM b16a in a 92 honda civic and every time I push the clutch in it is real spongy. It will engage when it is really close to the floor. This morning i could not get it to go into first gear. I have a hydo trany, and I put dot 3 fluid in it, and it is still the same. So any info could help. Thanks. (it got down to 17 degres last night if that helps)
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Air in the lines. Bleed it to death. Then bleed it again.
     
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    Where do I bleed it at? I have never done it before. Is the bleed system by the trany?
     
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    Ok I tried to bleed the clutch and it just got worse. I opened the bleeder and had my dad press the clutch down, I then closed the bleeder and had him let off the clutch. The fluid came out and so did some air, but now when I press the clutch down it stays down. We did this well over 20 times. I have no pressure at all. :(
     
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    Ok never mind I know what I was doing wrong. I didnt keep the fluid high, and kept getting air in the lines all over again.:)
     
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    If that doesn't do it you may have a bad master cylinder as well
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Yeah, could be.. being so flipping cold you could have cracked an old seal or something.

    But try bleeding it first. Thats probably the problem, and a $5 fix.
     
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    Ok got it to work and it feels fine. Thanks a lot guys!
     
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    No Problem! :ph34r:

    /ninja thanks :D
     
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    ok dumb question but where do you fill the clutch fluid?
     
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    at the slave cylinder.looks like a master but it's smaller
     
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