Clutch Slave Cylinder Replacement


1.Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the radio and navigation system, then write down the frequencies for the radio presets.

2.Disconnect the negative (-) cable first, then the positive (+) cable from the battery. Remove the battery.

3.Remove the air cleaner housing.

4.Remove the battery base.


5.Remove the mounting bolts (A), and slave cylinder (B).


6.Remove the roll pins (C). Disconnect the clutch line (D), and remove the O-ring (E). Plug the end of the clutch line with a shop towel to prevent brake fluid from coming out.

7.Install the slave cylinder in the reverse order of removal. Install a new O-ring (A).


8.Pull back the boot (B), and apply brake assembly lube to the boot and slave cylinder rod (C). Reinstall the boot.

9.Apply urea grease UM264 (P/N 41211-PY5-305) to the pushrod of the slave cylinder. Tighten the slave cylinder mounting bolts to 22 N· m (2.2 kgf·m, 16 lbf·ft).

10.Bleed the clutch hydraulic system.

  • Attach a hose to the bleeder screw (A), and suspend the hose in a container of brake fluid.
  • Make sure there is an adequate supply of fluid in the clutch master cylinder, then slowly pump the clutch pedal until no more bubbles appear at the bleeder hose.
  • It may be necessary to limit the movement of the release fork (B) with a block of wood to remove all the air from the system.
  • Tighten the bleeder screw to 8 N·m (0.8 kgf·m, 6 lbf·ft); do not overtighten it.
  • Refill the clutch master cylinder with fluid when done.
  • Use only Honda DOT 3 or 4 Brake Fluid from an unopened container.
  • Confirm clutch operation and check for leaking fluid.


11.Make sure the fluid level in the reservoir is at the MAX (upper) level line (A).


12.Reconnect the battery cables; positive (+) cable first, then the negative (-) cable.

13.Enter the anti-theft codes for the radio and navigation system, then enter the customer's radio station presets.

14.Perform the power window control unit reset procedure.