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I don't know if this is normal or what...but i just changed my Master cylinder to the clutch and now trying to bleed fluid through it....the problem is the pedal when pressed, stays down there..and doesn't come back up....why is it doing this?
 

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Somebody answer this guys question, because I'm kinda curious too. Never heard of that. Any info would be appreciated!

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Well there are a couple of possibile reasons. First make sure the bleed screw is closed.
Now to do this you will need 2 people, some fresh Honda brake/clutch fluid, a jar and a pieces of rubber hose.
Put the rubber hose on the bleed screw and into the jar. Make sure the res on the cylinder is full of fluid. Pres on brake pedal and have friend open the bleeder-keep pressing until it get to the floor and close the bleeder-the pedal should come back up. Do this until there are no air bubbles in the fluid in the jar (maybe 4 or 5 times) and it feels solid. If by some chance there is a return spring for the pedal-make sure it is properly attached.
Just like doing the brakes:D
 

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cool....thanks dude....but what's the tube for? I found a set of instructions this other dude gave me on Honda tech....



Fill resevior
Remove bleeder screw w/ 8mm wrench
Quickly place thumb over bleeder screw hole
Have friend pump clutch pedal slowly
Fluid will be squirting from side of thumb
Have him hold the pedel to the floor
Remove thumb
Some fluid will come out
Place thumb over hole
Have friend raise pedal
Remember to keep filing resevior
Do this technique about 5-7 times, until there is too much pressure for your thumb

Now
Get the rest of the oxygen out
Screw in bleeder screw, tighten; not too tight that it breaks
Have friend slowly pump clutch pedal three times
Have him hold pedal to floor, then release bleeder screw
Wait a few seconds, then tighten
Have friend bring pedal back up
Do this until the clutch feels like it has pressure


seems similar...
 

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You like a mess? I didn't think so-my method is the tried and true one. You MUST close the bleeder after the pedal gets to the floor or you will suck air right back in. Also, correct-keep the resevoir full at all times.
Have fun, stay clean and all will be good-only takes 15 minutes or so.
 

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I changed my clutch master cylinder and clutch slave cylinder and the reason your pedal is sticking to the floor is because of the spring. Once you bleed it a couple times it will return to normal.

Oh yeah, definitely use the hose in jar method. It's cleaner and easier. Hope this helps. :cool:
 

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I posted this on Murdah's other thread the one that he was threatening to push his car in the lake...(threating your prelude is a felony!:D:p)

Well, heres 2 way of doing it. the first way requires 2 people to complete the task and is the way that your instruction manual proably says. youre gonna need 2 bottle of DOT3 brake fluid, one to fill up the master cyclinder, other one will have a tube in it connected to the slave cyclinder's bleed valve. suspend the bottle that is used for the slave up above the slave cyclinder. one person use a 8mm wrench to open and close the valve. One at the clutch pedal pumping. The person that is holding the bottle has to open and close the valve just a bit. until theres no bubbles in there and keep on filling up the master cyclinder.

Usually i find it to work better when the bottle is on the ground, sometimes it works better when its suspended in the air. Try both method.

2nd choice is, to go to a local hardware or a farm animal supply store, and get a large styrigne, and a tube that will match the styrigne and the bleeder valve and get 2 small hose clamps, the one that you can screw to tighten. connect the hose to the bleed valve and tighten up the clamp and samething to the styrgine. Make sure you have brake fluid in the styrigne and the hose before connecting it to the bleed valve. Then open the bleed valve and force the brake fluid into it but the master cyclinder's fill tank will overflow, dont worry about that thats normal cause youre forcing fluid into there.

I find the 2nd choice the best method for me.

But remember that theres no fluid in the hose or slave and master cyclinder cause you just replace those 2 parts right. so its gonna take a while longer and more brake fluid is needed usually just need one bottle but have 2 in case.
 

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I posted this on Murdah's other thread the one that he was threatening to push his car in the lake...(threating your prelude is a felony!:D:p)

Well, heres 2 way of doing it. the first way requires 2 people to complete the task and is the way that your instruction manual proably says. youre gonna need 2 bottle of DOT3 brake fluid, one to fill up the master cyclinder, other one will have a tube in it connected to the slave cyclinder's bleed valve. suspend the bottle that is used for the slave up above the slave cyclinder. one person use a 8mm wrench to open and close the valve. One at the clutch pedal pumping. The person that is holding the bottle has to open and close the valve just a bit. until theres no bubbles in there and keep on filling up the master cyclinder.

Usually i find it to work better when the bottle is on the ground, sometimes it works better when its suspended in the air. Try both method.

2nd choice is, to go to a local hardware or a farm animal supply store, and get a large styrigne, and a tube that will match the styrigne and the bleeder valve and get 2 small hose clamps, the one that you can screw to tighten. connect the hose to the bleed valve and tighten up the clamp and samething to the styrgine. Make sure you have brake fluid in the styrigne and the hose before connecting it to the bleed valve. Then open the bleed valve and force the brake fluid into it but the master cyclinder's fill tank will overflow, dont worry about that thats normal cause youre forcing fluid into there.

I find the 2nd choice the best method for me.

But remember that theres no fluid in the hose or slave and master cyclinder cause you just replace those 2 parts right. so its gonna take a while longer and more brake fluid is needed usually just need one bottle but have 2 in case.

Hey thanks a lot dude....i did the method 2 that u mentioned....but instead of a syringe...i used a brake bleeding kit...it has a container...2 tubes...i just keep pumping till the air got all out...and i ddn't need any help either..did it myself....haha great....
 
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