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Clutch is not fully disengaging ?

(1991 Honda Accord)
in Gaylord, MN on December 04, 2012
I just replaced the clutch in my 91 accord. It is on jack stands right now. I started it and while I put it in 1st gear I kept the clutch pedal down, the tires were spinning. Then while still holding the pedal down I hit the brake and it died.
I already replaced the clutch master cylinder. any ideas?
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on December 04, 2012
Bleed the system, a bunch of times! Keep master full of fluid at all times.
on December 05, 2012
Improper assembly , faulty parts , or not bled enough. ......Does clutch pedal come back up on its' own or do yohave to pull it up? With it running , can you shift the gears without fighting or grinding? Do you have someone to help you , so you can watch slave cyl. operation while pedal is pumped?
on December 05, 2012
When we go to bleed the master we see air coming threw the clear line but i have to pull the clutch pedal up myself. When i start it sometimes it will go into 1st 2nd and 3rd or i have to really fight it to go into gear. It kinda looks like the slave cylinder is not pushing the fork far enough. Idk?
on December 05, 2012
If you're still seeing air , then it's either drawing air into system from a leak (connection or hose , faulty clutch M/C or slave cyl.) , or it hasn't been bled enough. Do you have someone helping you bleed it? Where the symptoms the same , before changing the clutch? -Was the slave cylinder wet? Did you check inside the car UNDER the floor mat/insulation for signs of fluid from clutch M/C? IF all is dry , then be patient and bleed. Try this to start -- remove bleed screw from slave cyl. completely and have yours or friends finger tight over opening--(be prepared for spray -have goggles on)- SLOWLY using hand , pump clutch pedal 1/2 way up and down several times -keeping finger pressure on bleed opening as to NOT let air back in system. When you get fluid only , then put bleed screw back in and bleed the same way , by hand , only open bleed screw long enough to let a little out at a time , until a good response from slave cyl. and pedal is returning on its' own , then use foot to complete bleeding , keeping an eye on slave cyl. for good response. -------Reply with results........or don't...........
on December 04, 2012
possible clutch pedal inoperative.
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