I HAVE A 91 HONDA ACCORD LX

  • Tiny
  • christinahemingway
  • 1991 Honda Accord

I have a 91 Honda Accord Lx. My clutch pedal works fine when I push it hard and fast but falls to the floor when I push it slow. What would cause this? I have replaced both, master and slave cylinders.

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 AT 5:48 PM

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  • Tiny
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Did you bleed the system of all air? Does the clutch work ok?

Roy

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 AT 5:56 PM
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Thank you for replying. Yes, we have bled the system and the clutch works great and I can drive it as long as I pump the clutch to shift. The problem is that the pedal falls to the floor if I press it slow.

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 AT 8:58 PM
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It sounds like either you have air in the system or you have a bad clutch master cylinder.

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 AT 9:04 PM
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What causes a master cylinder to go bad. It's the 2nd one we have replaced in less than a year.

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 AT 9:08 PM
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Usually fails from fluid the fluid needs to be chenged every 50k.

What brand did you use?

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 AT 9:09 PM
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Idk. Dot 3 from Autozone. A bunch of black stuff came up into the reservoir.

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 AT 9:13 PM
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That black stuff is old fluid that was never changed. All that has to go and new clean fluid needs to be in there to prevent further failures.

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 AT 9:15 PM
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Ok. Thank for all of your input! Fingers crossed that the third time is a charm.

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 AT 9:17 PM
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Good luck

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 AT 9:18 PM

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