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Old 04-13-2011, 07:41 AM
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What's up with my clutch, man!

Went to bleed clutch, pedal dropped and stuck to the floor. Replaced master cylinder, replaced slave cylinder. Slave cylinder was toast. Master cylinder, not so much. Bled system again, each time the clutch was held to the floor and bleeder screw opened; the clutch stays on the floor and you have to pull it back up with your hand.

I've never had problems with the clutch pedal sticking/dropping to the floor. It was a bit spongey so I decided to just bleed it and then I ran into these problems. I drove it to work this morning without any problems until getting off the highway/decelerating from highway exits. The damn thing sticks and won't allow me to shift until it's decided to come back up.

I've got too much money invested in this car to let it ride. It's a 92 an it's got a 60k mi JDM f22b, new clutch (maybe 10k mi), new master/slave cylinders, new ignition system (switch, coil, icm), rear suspension, etc.

Should I bleed it some more? I'm frickin stuck. No clue how to check fork and make sure it's functioning properly. I hope the guy that did the clutch wasn't an idiot. I've been having a chirping that sounds like a throwout bearing since the install last year. Why would you install a clutch and not the throwout bearing?

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Re: What's up with my clutch, man!

Bled it yet again and it sticks to the floor every time you release the fluid from the bleeder valve. When you pull it back up by hand, the fluid in the reservior drops from a quarter to half an inch. Also found a leak from either the reservior hose or the line going to the master cylinder. Hard to tell because it was so wet so I just tightend them both down and put a new clamp on the reservior hose.

I hope this fixes the issue. Does anyone know if it's normal during the bleeding process for the pedal to stay on the floor? I know it's not when you're bleeding a brake system.

I didn't use a pump or anything, I had a person mashing the clutch pedal each time.
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Re: What's up with my clutch, man!

Yeah that's normal because youre RELEASING the pressure.

You're thinking too hard about this, man. lol. The reason it doesn't happen with the brake system is because it has a much stiffer return spring, if I remember correctly.
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Re: What's up with my clutch, man!

Well being that it's my daily driver, I GOTTA think hard on it. I drove in this morning and the damn thing wouldn't allow me to down shift. It's holding up ok so far, just ran to the bank and back. Wasn't sure if staying on the floor is normal and if it was related to the problems I was having.
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Re: What's up with my clutch, man!

If it's still going to the floor then you don't have pressure and you're not bleeding it all the way. Keep bleeding it. I've spent over an hour bleeding my clutch before. It's not just a few pumps like with the brakes. It usually helps to have two people with you when you do it and it can take a while. Be patient.
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