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clutch problem on my b18c type r

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by 96IntegGSR, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. 96IntegGSR

    96IntegGSR Member

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    I was out cruising for a few hours on the freeway last night and at the end of the night i started having transmission problems. Shifting was very hard and it took a lot of force to get into any gear. I alos noticed that when I depressed the clutch pedal my revs wouldn't drop very fast until I pulled it out of gear. I checked my clutch fluid and it is fine. I was trying to think what the problem might be and all I can think is bad clutch/pressure plate or something with the hydraulic operation of the clutch keeping it from disengaging. My roomate seems to think that it is a problem with my short shifter (dc sport) but when the car is off it shifts into gear no problem. Has anyone ever encountered this? Oh, and btw it is a stock clutch/pressure plate that came with the motor.
    Thanks,
    Jon
     
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    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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    You should ALWAYS replace the clutch when you buy a used motor. Did you inspect the clutch when you got it? I'm not saying for sure that thats your problem, but it could be.
     
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    my mechanic said my clutch looked fine when he installed the motor
     
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    Ok, then i have no clue. Never dealt with a hyrdo clutch before.
     
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    sounds like you may have a problem w/ your throw out bearing...
     
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    I have a stock 2000 b18c1 swapped into a 97 Civic HX and had the EXACT same problem. Couldn't shift while the motor was running, clutch wouldn't disengage completely. I thought it was hydraulics too, until I replaced both master and slave cylinders with no change. I sent it to my mechanic 'cause I didn't want to do the job.

    Turns out the clutch disc had a broken spring retainer which had shifted up near the pad and it was making contact where the clutch pads were not. The thing cut a 1/4" groove in my pressure plate. Result:

    New Clutch, plate and bearing. Luckily the flywheel survived. I had it resurfaced like usual.

    Sorry, but I think you're gonna find the same thing.
     
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