Honda Accord 99 stuck clutch pedal


#1

Hello. My Honda Accord LX '99 sedan (110K miles) clutch pedal got stuck to the floor the other day. Thanks to AAA (great service!) we hauled it to a mechanic - he said the master and slave cylinders were the cause, due to a known Honda issue. Namely, Honda used plastic (!) cylinders that easily leak/break, and according to the mechanic this was an issue recognized by Honda. So the recommendation was to change the cylinders with aluminum ones. Which we did, to the tune of $850. Does this sound fair? Now that I 've had some time to search, I haven’t found any reference to this alleged “recognized” issue with the plastic cylinders. Anybody knows anything about it?

Thanks


#2

as far as i know all clutch cylinders are aluminum. Master and slave.


#3

I have never heard of anyone using plastic cylinders nor have I heard of a “Honda” problem.


#4

HAHA!! I Have!!! Ford uses a plastic master cylinder in their Ford Ranger Pick-up! The one I saw was a 1998 model. Here’s the NAPA OEM replacement:http://www.napaonline.com/masterpages/NOLMaster.aspx?PageId=470&LineCode=UP&PartNumber=350070&Description=Clutch+Master+Cylinder

What a piece of crap!!


#5

Even worse they used the same plastic piece of junk on the F-350.
~Michael


#6

95 F-350 Slave cylinder (plastic).