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clutch pedal acting up

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At times, my pedal seems "mushy", engaging low. does this on and off, at times working normal. No problem getting in gear, or slipping. any ideas?
Clutch was replaced 40,00 miles ago.
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Is that 4000 or 40,000 miles ?
You can try rebleeding the clutch but it sounds like the slave is getting ready to fail.
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ahhh sounds like the dreaded slave cylinder problem...mine was doing the same thing around 110k miles, never had a problem getting into gear until one day...it would do shiat, had to bleed it once a day to drive it, and it finally crapped out...btw be careful if u replace it, theres 2 different ones, they look identical, they gave me the wrong one at the parts store and i didnt know it till i got the tranny back on and went to bleed it and it would bleed
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i had the same problem.. backed out of my parkingspot at lunch one day in the lot at school (wich is one lane wide) and could NOT get it into gear, people started getting pissed at me lol.

oddly all i had to do was add some fluid to the master.. i didnt have a slave leak
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Mine is starting to do the same thing. its new as of 4 months ago.
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Check the fluids on the master regularly.... Don't get a cheap slave either...

I think I paid close to $80 for mine and it seems to be working great!

Also what helps is keeping your foot off the clutch pedal completely unless you're shifting... Any slight pressure on it can cause faster wear.
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Yes, I meant 40,000 miles ago a new clutch. Original went at 75,000
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peobley the master but could also be the slave i would take a look at the master has it ever been changed before?
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Yes, Master and slave were replaced with clutch. Could it possibly just need bleeding.
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could i would try that before i throw parts at it
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Yeah try re bleeding it.... Trick is pumping the clutch as fast and hard as you can then pushing down on the pedal, opening the bleeder til all liquid stops coming out, close the bleeder... Repeat til you don't hear any air bubbles or feel any in the socket you're using.. (Best to use a deep socket 8mm 1/4in drive wrench)

It's pretty uncommon the master cylinder would go out... Hell before I put mine in I played with it a bunch lol
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10 bucks says bad slave cylinder. Mine started going out after a year.
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It's funny how everyone knows about the dreaded slave cylinder problem, yet no company has made anything better because of this...
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Just look at the job security they all have. Why fix what helps keep them in positive cash flow .
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Maybe if it was an external slave like my Integra was then it wouldn't be so annoying when they go out.
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