Hello, I recently had my clutch, master cylinder, and slave cylinder replaced by a transmission shop in December, 2013. Ever since then, I have had clutch chatter that is getting progressively worse. I thought it might be air in the system, so I bled it out using the correct procedure. After bleeding the first time, the chatter disappeared, but only to REAPPEAR a few days later. I'm thinking maybe a leak? Now it's gotten to the point where I have to bleed the system every few days, and now the chatter/shudder doesn't go away completely anymore, it is just BETTER after bleeding. Any help would be great, thanks!
Clutch chatter/shudder that gets better after bleeding, but comes back again. on 1993 Honda Accord
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I would take it back to where you had the work done ...it should be under warranty
I say it's a clutch disc, clutch pressure plate or flywheel issue. Maybe all three! Hard to get into reverse or first gear? That would be more like a hydraulic problem!
Well, I wonder why the shuddering would get better after bleeding the system. Also, I forgot to mention that I noticed yesterday that the master cylinder (viewed from drivers seat) had a drop of fluid hanging off it.
Clutch chatter to me is when you let the clutch out to take off the car shakes/ vibrates like the clutch is rough, that what you got?
Well yes, but if it goes away when I bleed the hydraulic lines, wouldn't that mean it's a hydraulic issue? Or a leak? Because the chatter comes back a couple of days after I bleed the system. Also, there is a very noticeable creaking noise coming from under the hood every time I press the clutch pedal down. But only when the vehicle is off. Thanks
Google clutch chatter, maybe even search youtube.
sounds like air in system. does pedal feel mushy
It doesn't really feel mushy.