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O/T diagnose this problem (non-jeep)
this is my brother's car, but i can't figure out what the problem is.
94 Acura Integra, 130k miles, has had it for 7 years no real problems. original clutch.
about 3 years ago, he noticed the clutch master cylinder was leaking and bought a new one. but after topping off the old one, it didn't leak anymore (or very noticably) and it still worked, so it just never got changed.
back to now, he was driving back from a 10 hour trip on the interstate w/o incident. when getting off the interstate, clutch didn't seem to be dissengaging and shifting got tough. (had to vary the rpm's to get the gears to line up and force it in gear) so he limped it home and parked it. got up the next morning and found the master cylinder was dry. he topped off the master cylinder again (no bleed, but pedal felt good) and tried to drive it but was still bad. so he replaced the master cylinder and slave at the same time. filled and bled the system. but still no luck. you can physically see the slave pushing the lever for the clutch. (has about 1/2" of travel) tried adjusting the travel on master cylinder and got another 1/8" travel from the slave, but didn't make a differnce. so what could this be? when the clutch goes it usually won't engage, not disengage. throw out bearing usually makes some noise or gives some indication first. also, we used a mirror to look in the side where the lever goes through, but can't really see anything. any ideas besides just drop the transaxle and find out?