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My clutch system seems to be going out

I have a 1997 honda civic lx and when i try to put it into gear it seems to not be going its very hard to shift but when i do get it to shift it stays stuck in that gear and is very hard to get out of gear what could be the problem and how can i fix that could it be the transmission is going out or is it something else and when i try to shift it sounds like the gears are grinding and sometimes i smell burning metal coming from the air vents does that mean the gears on the transmission are wearing out would i need a whole new transmission or is it just the clutch system?

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  • Rj gordon Jan 17, 2009

    my clutch pedal feels smooth but i have to push it all the way to the floor just to change gears but i can change gears fine without touching the clutch pedal do you have a solution for me?

  • Rj gordon Jan 17, 2009

    145,000 miles but i havent checked or changed anything on the clutch since i got the car which was about 1 year ago what do i need to do is there any solutions of what can be the problem?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    u did not say how many miles on the car, any clutch work done?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    how man miles? has the clutch master hydraulic cylinder ever been replaced or any clutch work done?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    how does the clutch pedal feel, excess play or very soft feel when u push it?

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It has a hydralic clutch check the fluid in it. it looks just like the brake master cylinder

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • Greg Wilkins
    Greg Wilkins Jan 17, 2009

    Fill the clutch master cylinder up then see if that helps then check back



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