Honda Civic/CRX/del Sol 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Slave Cylinder

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CAUTION
The clutch driven disc may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean clutch surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any clutch surface! When cleaning clutch surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and disable the SRS system, (if equipped.)
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  3. Disconnect and plug the clutch hose from the slave cylinder.
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  5. Remove the two retaining bolts and remove the slave cylinder.
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  7. Install in reverse order. Bleed the clutch hydraulic system.
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OVERHAUL



Overhaul of the slave cylinder is not recommended. In the event that the cylinder requires replacement, it is recommended to replace both the master cylinder and slave cylinder as a set for added reliability.

SYSTEM BLEEDING



The hydraulic system must be bled whenever the system has been leaking or dismantled. The bleed screw is located on the slave cylinder.

  1. Remove the bleed screw dust cap.
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  3. Attach a clear hose to the bleed screw. Immerse the other end of the hose in a clear jar, half-filled with brake fluid.
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  5. Fill the clutch master cylinder with fresh brake fluid.
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  7. Open the bleed screw slightly and have an assistant slowly depress the clutch pedal. Close the bleed screw when the pedal reaches the end of its travel. Allow the clutch pedal to return slowly.
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  9. Repeat until all air bubbles are expelled from the system.
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  11. Properly dispose of the brake fluid in the jar. Install the dust cap. Refill the master cylinder.
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