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1999 Honda Accord clutch pedal sticks to the floor sometimes not allowing me to shift. My car has less than 50,000 miles on it and nothing appears to be leaking. I cant figure out where the bleed valve is so I can bleed the system. I have looked to Honda tech forums and wasnt able to get much help. Do you have any ideas?

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  • Rob N Erika Nutting
    Rob N Erika Nutting Dec 23, 2008

    After removing the clutch master cylinder I have found the o-ring around the piston inside the cylinder had 3 dimples on it which aloud the fluid to escape around the piston which would allow the pedal to go to the floor. If the pedal goes to the floor check the Master cylinder first because it is attached to the pedal.

  • thenguyen03 Mar 09, 2009

    My clutch started out with losing slight pressure when fully engaged. Now it's completely broken. It won't come back to neutral position. Is the problem with the master cylinder or throw out bearing or something else?



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The clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder are bad relace them starting with the slave cylinder first

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  • MBenztech Aug 12, 2011

    1999 Accords have chronic problems with the original plastic master cylinders.This style is no longer available. Replacement units are aluminum with the feed and pressure fittings reversed.There is a technical service bulletin from Honda pertaining to this matter. There may or may not be goodwill allocations from the dealer with respect to this problem.Recommend replacing the master cylinder and slave cylinder.Also,install the superseded clutch line because the geometry and fittings are different.Hope this helps.



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