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Old 03-07-2011, 05:48 PM
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bleeding the clutch

my prelude had been slowly leaking fluid for the last year or so from the master cylinder but i had just been topping off the reservoir. Well after sitting in storage for 6 months the reservoir is empty and pedal just sits on the floor. I replaced the slave and master cylinder now im trying to bleed the system.

I have the bleeder screw open with a clear hose attached that is submerged in fresh fluid. I am pumping the clutch but no fluid is coming out. It just keeps going back in forth inside the tube with no results after an hour or 2. Should I be bleeding the same as a clutch and closing the bleeder screw, pumping, purge, then closing? HELP
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Re: bleeding the clutch

i meant to say "the same as a brake system"
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Re: bleeding the clutch

its exactly like bleeding a brake system. just close screw before you pull the pedal back up and open before you push the pedal down. Dont forget to keep adding fluid into the reservoir.
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Re: bleeding the clutch

easy as this
get some vacuum hose about 2 foot break the bleeder screw loose, put the vacuum hose on it. Put the other end of the hose in a bottle with fluid in it, and have someone pump the clutch. Keep the reservoir full and in about 5 minutes you should be good. Tighten the bleeder screw back up and pump the clutch and see how it feels. i've done this about 1,000,001 times and always worked for me
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Re: bleeding the clutch

the way i did it. (probably the same way everyone did it) but here goes
have someone sit in the car one at the slave. open bleeder bolt. press clutch. close bolt. pull clutch out. and repeat this until you get a clean flow out of your slave. also make sure you have fluid in your master while you do this
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Re: bleeding the clutch

well ive tried the 1 man approach with the hose on the open bleeder screw and after hours it has gotten me nowhere. ive resorted to pump, open screw, close screw, release pedal(or in my scenario, pull it back up) but im not even getting fluid out of the bleeder screw
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Re: bleeding the clutch

Try gravity bleeding it for like 10 min, then try to manually bleed it.
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Re: bleeding the clutch

well with some creative thinking and unusual household items i got my clutch feeling better than it ever did. HOWEVER, the clutch wont disengage. Whenever I start the car in gear it starts hopping up and down the driveway depending on if i have it in 1st gear or reverse. Throwout bearing? Suggestions?
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Re: bleeding the clutch

bump for an answer.. im having the same problem...
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Re: bleeding the clutch

If you did a 5spd swap you might need to use spacers on the clutch pedal.
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my prelude had been slowly leaking fluid for the last year or so from the master cylinder but i had just been topping off the reservoir. Well after sitting in storage for 6 months the reservoir is empty and pedal just sits on the floor. I replaced the slave and master cylinder now im trying to bleed the system.

I have the bleeder screw open with a clear hose attached that is submerged in fresh fluid. I am pumping the clutch but no fluid is coming out. It just keeps going back in forth inside the tube with no results after an hour or 2. Should I be bleeding the same as a clutch and closing the bleeder screw, pumping, purge, then closing? HELP
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