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Old 09-28-2008, 02:30 AM
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Possible bad Slave Cylinder?

Alright so I have a JDM h22 from hmo.com in my 97 prelude.

everything works great except tonight, my clutch doesnt seem to engage.

the clutch pedal isnt resisting my foot at all. i can feel the car wants to go. but cant.

i managed to drive it home very slowly, but there was a lil bit of smoke from the slave cylinder

now does this sound like a bad slave cylinder or bad clutch?

i know if its the slave cylinder to replace it asap before it melts the clutch.
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Re: Possible bad Slave Cylinder?

try bleeding the clutch..i think you have air in your clutch lines...but yeah a slave cylinder is a 50 dollar part..get it or get it done professionally for 150-200 bucks...much better than spending a fortune on a new clutch installation!
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Re: Possible bad Slave Cylinder?

my dad looked at it, he said its definitely the clutch because the slave cylinder is working fine.

but idk, is it possible to replace the clutch without pulling the motor?
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Re: Possible bad Slave Cylinder?

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my dad looked at it, he said its definitely the clutch because the slave cylinder is working fine.

but idk, is it possible to replace the clutch without pulling the motor?
Yes, twokexlv6coupe sent me this

flywheel to crank is 76lb-ft. PP to flywheel is 19lb-ft.
take the battery out.
take intake out.
take wheels off.
take shifter cables off.
take VSS out.
drain tranny fluid.
unhook reverse light wires.
rent a BJ separator, take the shock fork off, unbolt the LCA's.
take radius rods out, and unbolt the subframe (trust me on this, it'll save you hours and hours and hours of cursing, bitching, kicking, and screaming cuz you're gonna think you can squeeze the tranny in/out between the front and rear subframes)
pull axles out. take intermediate shaft out.
unbolt tranny from block, rear mount, and tranny mount. drop the tranny. install in reverse order.

Basically the process.

Now I recently experienced what you are experiencing now. Turns out the fluid level in the reseviour was low, when I checked mine it was about dark and the line I actually saw was just a dirt ring left instead of the fluid level so next moring I opened it up and noticed I needed to add some fluid however that work but now I had air in the line and needed to be bled try this first it will save you alot of money.

Yes your clutch may be a bit worn but it will give you the time you need to acquire a new clutch kit. Don't go cheap on one either
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Re: Possible bad Slave Cylinder?

well said Rob, to add to that, My97prelude you will need to download the service manual indefinitely. you can get that here:

http://preludezone.com/showthread.php?t=3651

Also, here are 2 links that will just give you some more info on what your getting yourself into

http://preludezone.com/showthread.php?t=7837
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Re: Possible bad Slave Cylinder?

Well my fluid level is full, like I mean 100% full. There were no leaks anywhere either. But thank you for that step by step. I am thinking since I have to replace it would it be worth getting like a stage 1 clutch and a aftermarket flywheel?

I know nothing about tranny's. But I would like to make more power or torque at every chance i get.

Could someone enlighten me on what the pros/cons of stage 1 is?

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Yes your clutch may be a bit worn but it will give you the time you need to acquire a new clutch kit. Don't go cheap on one either
Its not just a little worn, its shot. =/

Also thanks mdtdnb for those links, they will help =]
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Re: Possible bad Slave Cylinder?

FOR GOD'S SAKE...IF YOU DRIVE YOUR CAR in a city and you have a stop light at every single corner + you travel at bumper to bumper speed...DO NOT BUY AN EXCEDY STAGE CLUTCH...those cluthes are ment for speed or crusing on the highway...they absolutly will not tolerate any one "riding" on them..
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Re: Possible bad Slave Cylinder?

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FOR GOD'S SAKE...IF YOU DRIVE YOUR CAR in a city and you have a stop light at every single corner + you travel at bumper to bumper speed...DO NOT BUY AN EXCEDY STAGE CLUTCH...those cluthes are ment for speed or crusing on the highway...they absolutly will not tolerate any one "riding" on them..
Not true. I have a stage 1 exedy w/ 11.5lb. flywheel and deal with mass traffic everyday. Going any farther than a stage 1 might make city driving a bit more difficult, stay with a stage 1 and you wont have any issues.
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