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Clutch on Honda Accord

My boyfriends clutch sticks when his honda is cold. He has to jam it either into 1st gear or reverse. Once the car has been driven the problem stops. This only happens when it has been sitting for awhile.

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Could be something wrong with the engine oil. The gears won't flow smoothly unless they are well lubricated. When was the last time it was changed?

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