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Your Civic has a manual tranny - correct? The problem could be a bad Clutch Safety switch. Many Hondas are listed as having this switch with the manual tranny. The switch prevents the car from starting if the tranny is in gear and the clutch is not depressed, preventing the car from lunging forward. If the switch is there , it is located on the clutch pedal bracket. The switch has two wires, so if you remove the electrical plug from the switch and jump the plug, maybe the car will start? Good Luck!!!
Clutch plate and pressure plate seem to be too weak to pull the car. To test the clutch plate, park the car on flat surface. Pull the hand brake up, start the car, depress the foot brake pedal, depress the clutch pedal, put the car in 1st gear, press the gas pedal and leave the clutch pedal at once, while keeping the brake pedal depressed.
Follow one of the two following statements:
1. Engine does not shut down and remain start. (Clutch plate, pressure plate and clutch bearing defective - Replace all as a set)
2. Engine shuts down. (Clutch system is OK and does not require any repair).
If the clutch is good and works right, then probably the big spring on the clutch pedal under dash may have come loose or broke. You need to look at the pedal operation while you push and release. It's a bit of a job to work on the pedals. Not sure, but you may have to remove the pedal assembly to fix it. good luck.
unthread the hydraulic line from the slave cylinder (usually 10mm). Remove the two bolts that hold the slave to the transmission (usually 12 or 13mm). Remove the slave. Install the new one.
You'll need another person to help you bleed the air out of the new slave. Make sure the clutch master is full of brake fluid. Open the slave bleeder screw (usually a 10 or 8 mm) and have your helper push down on the clutch pedal. Once the pedal is all the way down close the slave bleeder screw. You helper will then have to pull up on the clutch pedal with there hand. Continue this process until no more air comes out of the slave bleeder screw making sure to keep the reservoir full of brake fluid.
Check the pedal assembly (use a flashlight and look under the steering column) to see if the clutch mount has broken. Common for that model - the plate flexes rather than activating the clutch. If so - the assembly will need to be replaced.
Try opening bleeder screw on slave cylinder and let it GRAVITY BLEED, just open clutch mater and fill with fluid and then open slave cylinder bleeder screw and let it gravity bleed( run out by itself) When it does close bleeder screw and you should get pressure.(make sure master doesn't run out of fluid during this preocess).If pedal not good enough bleed as usual. PUMP PEDAL ABOUT 6 time then hold down to the floor using wrench open slave bleed screw and close back up with pedal still being held DOWN. Repeat until fluid comes out with out air.However if all this doesn't work, YOU WILL NEED TO REPLACE CLUTCH MATER CYLINDER. Conatct if you need more help and Good Luck. Thanks for using FIX YA