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Recently my clutch started making a very light click/tap noise when I released the pedal. The sound is taking place within the passenger compartment. Yesterday, I crawled under the steering wheel and played with the clutch pedal and found that it is leaking some fluid. There is some type of piston/or shaft that is connected to the clutch pedal, then it runs through the firewall. It is about where the piston goes through the firewall that a very small amount of fluid is coming out, then drips down on the wall behinf the pedals.. Has anybody else dealt with this or have any repair tips? Thanks
 

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Sounds like one of the seals on the clutch master cylinder blew out. Immediately I'd suggest cleaning the area where fluid is leaking because it's brake fluid, which can cause a lot of damage if left sitting.
 

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Thanks, I will do that. Do you know if it is possible to replace a seal without replacing the entire assembly?
 

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Someone else is going to have to chime in here. I don't really know a whole lot about clutches or brakes. I know on brake master cylinders, which are similar, if you can get the seals you can sometims rebuild them. Suprisingly it looks as though you can get any tiny piece of the assembly though:

http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/aut ... R+CYLINDER

And worst case scenario a whole new one is less than $100.
 

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(Really had nothing to add...)
 

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Hi Rick,

The link you gave and as you stated only provides for the clutch master or slave cylinder assembly replacement. Rebuilding old cast iron bodied cylinders was possible but, the newer aluminum or plastic designs are much more difficult to do successfully. As a result internal parts for rebuilding are hard or impossible to find.

If its leaking from the cylinder replace the assembly.

HTH! :)
 

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Leak?

Yup, if you see fluid inside the car dripping down the shaft, you have a tired master cylinder. Replace it. For all the bother involved, it would not be cost effective to 'rebuild' it, even if you could find a kit.
 

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Thanks for the help, I will probably have it replaced. I had not even checked the price, but under 100$ is nice to see for a complicated part!
 
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