Hello there I have a 1998 honda CRV, the other day while I was driving home I noticed that when I pushed in my clutch it stayed pressed down, and the gearshift was kinda sticking it was hard to shift into gears.. when got to my street i downshifted and when I pushed the clutch in it stayed down and I wasnt able to change gears, luckily I made it to my driveway.. as usual when I try to start my CRV without pushing in the clutch it wont start, Now when I press on clutch it starts like normal but stays down And I cant switch gears?!?!? Can someone please help me out maybe give some pointers as to whats going on?? I hope the clutch isnt hooped but any assistance would be great.. Thank you
Hello with your clutch problem if its a hydraulic clutch i cant help you but if its a cable clutch either your cable has snapped or you might of snapped your clutch fork. common problem in holdens also
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Re: 1998 Honda CRV Clutch Problem
Sounds like the clutch master cylinder has leaked out the fluid or just failed. might have a leak elsewhere but the master is the most common. you might be able to top it off with brake fluid if its empty and it might start working again. engine off pump the clutch pedal by hand once its full and hope the air gets out.
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It should have some adjustment to it or it may be time to replace the clutch if it is the OE Clutch that has been in service since new. Check to see that there is fluid in the Slave Cylinder Reservior and have a Mechanic adjust the clutch.
When the clutch pedal gets high that means the clutch disk is worn out, as the disk thins from wear the clutch pressure plate springs move outward, that raises the pedal height. As far as a cable goes this car doesn't have one, the clutch is hydraulic, and all hydraulic clutches are self adjusting.
Theres two parts the slave cylinder which is bolted outside trany and move clutch fork and the master on the firewall that connects to clutch pedal, first check the level its in the small resivor and take brake fluid if it s low then theres a leak, next is to have some one push the pedal as you watch to see if the cluch arm moves out, if it doesnt move then you may have a bad master,look at the slave and open the rubber boot at the end and see if fluid leaks out, if it does then the slave is bad, now if the arm is moving out then the clytch my be worn out or preasure plate is bad,
the clutch fluid being low means that there is a leak in the hydraulic system and that is why you cannot get the vehicle in gear. even if you refilled the resivour you still need to fix where the leak is coming from then manually bleed out any air in the system. air is compressable and liquid is not. if there is air in the system you are only compessing the air when you push the clutch down and it is not pushing the clutch. check the clutch master cylinder for leaks- its under the clutch fluid. also check the slave cylinder is bolted the the transmission.
A clutch issue youtend to have more of an engagement problem with 1st and reverse gear for a small time period before you notice other gears.You want to check the clutch hydrolic system for any leaks(clutch slave at transmission,clutch master,which you look for leakage on interior above clutch pedal)and at fluid resevoir.you also want to double check condition of trans fluid. strongly recommend using only HONDA BRAND MANUAL TRANS. FLUID when doing maintinance,fluid should be replaced every 30k on this car.The Honda brand fluid is like night and day on these cars,it WILL make a difference in shifting!!TRust Me on this point! Sorry now back to your main clutch issue,when driveing and you go to shift gears and normally notice grinding,with clutch pedal in shft out of gear and before engageing it into next gear do a double pump of clutch pedal then see if when continuing to next gear if it engagees smoother.if so you know you have without a dout a clutch pressure plate/disc problem. I can tell you that in twenty years the only manual transmissions themselves that ever had problems were due to outside influences(gear oil in transmission,improper driveing,etc.)let me know what you find and we can go from there..JOEL
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I had a 2002 Honda CRV , the problem have noise when in/out release clutch after two years , I send to dealer in 2003 and 2007 ,
now the noise is more before and make me so unconforteble but dealer said that will not causing any faults . any one know why they don't response it ? .