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One of two possibilities. Check the master clutch cylinder container to see if the fluid has all leaked out. If it has, chances are, either the master or slave cylinder need to be replaced. A mechanic fixed mine and wrote on the repair workup that he replaced the master clutch cylinder, however upon subsequent investigation, I discovered he had actually replaced the slave cylinder, refilled with DOT fluid and rebled the cylinder. This fixed the problem you described for me, on a 97 Honda Accord.

I just fixed a 2003 Accord and I'm fairly sure all Hondas use

hydraulic clutches. When you stepped on the clutch you

could see the clutch lever depress fully and then would

slowly move back as the pressure bleed off.

I replaced the slave cylinder first (it is easy

to get too) and that improved it little but then had to replace

the master cylinder to reallly fix it. Usually slave cylinders fail first

because the operate at much higher pressure than the master.

It really helps to have a pressurized bleeder because the line from

the master to the slave goes up and across the back of the engine

(I think I bought mine of Ebay) It make bleeding all hydraulic

systems a one man, fool proof job.

Also some mechanics have had bad results with nonHonda


Answer 2The above answerer is correct. However, another problem that can cause a clutch pedal to stay down is that your clutch is burned out. It happened to me when I had a Nissan 300zx clutch that burned out. Two days prior I was driving and the pedal just sunk to the floor but there was still some clutch left. After that the clutch just would not disengage anymore and I had to get it fixed.

Before replacing ANYTHING you should bleed the clutch system. that is what was wrong with mine.

Hydraulic or Cable?The above answers may be correct but they assume you have a hydraulic clutch. There are two types of clutch assemblies, the hydraulic clutch aseembly and a cable clutch assembly, if you have a cable clutch assembly it may be as easy as replacing the clutch cable. Mine recently broke, it made a loud pop when I tried to shift into gear, when I took my foot off the pedal it just laid on the floor. I have yet to figure out how to replace it though, it is a European spec Volvo with very little info on it on the internet.
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