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Old 07-14-2011, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hard Shifts/Clutch not engaging? Clutch master cylinder?

During my morning commute It became really hard to shift the car into every gear and I had to slam the car into gear for around 10 shifts during the end of my drive. The clutch catches really close to the floor which I believe is indicative of the clutch master cylinder failing.

Before I go try to replace it I have a couple questions. I read the
G3 Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement - Team Integra Forums - Team Integra article, along with Clutch fluid flushing/replacing - Team Integra Forums - Team Integra article. I'm still a little confused about bleeding air from the system. In the clutch replacement article it says to follow the article about replacing the clutch fluid, but in the 2nd article it doesn't explicitly state what to do if air gets in the system or if the fluid falls below the MIN line.

Can someone clarify the proper way to bleed the system of air?
What brand of clutch master cylinder should I buy? The duralast from autozone is only 38 bucks, but the perfection ($80), beck/arnley ($101), and wagner ($108) from advance auto parts. Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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this is happening to my car to right now too. so when your flushing out the system, you have to keep adding fluid as you pump the clutch to keep it above the min. level?

my fluid is very black, is that a sign something might of broke? any common places where a leak would occur?
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Get the equal brand master cylinder on ebay. It is made by exedy and cheap as hell.
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Also if you look at the master cylinder from inside the car many times you will see the leak. Look up under the pedal at it and if you see it wet from under the rod it needs to be replaced
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sounds like an issue regarding the pressure plate and/or clutch disk. i couldnt shift into gear a few years back and it turned out that one of the springs on the disk popped out from the clutch disk
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For bleeding your clutch you need 2 people to do this,get Preston brake fluid is what i use good stuff or if you have your own that works to.get in the car (making sure your clutch reservoir is full and start to pump the pedal few times and open the slave up its pretty much the same as doing brakes.

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Old 10-25-2011, 01:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What bleemasaurus said...a piece of the spring retainer on the clutch disc can break off and wedge itself between tth disc and pressure plate. If the cmc or slave is leaking, the reservoir will eventually empty. If the fluid is black, the seals are deteriorated and wont hold pressure. Be ready to do a clutch, master and slave all at once.
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Sometime when the fluid is black/dirty, it's just the rubber hose deteriorating.
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BTW importrp.com have the Adler/Nissin CMC for $60-70 shipped.
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