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clutch slipping???

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by delsol88, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. delsol88

    delsol88 Blinker Fluid Specialist

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    ok so i was at my friends house tonight and i was parked in his drive way. its a steep drive way so i put it in first gear with the clutch in killed the car and let the clutch out. i sat in my car fiddling with my zune for about 10 sec. then my car rolled forward (down hill) about 2 inches. another 10 sec. went by and it rolled forward again. so i pulled up my e-brake and it stopped. does that mean my clutch is getting ready to go or its possibly already gone. its never done that before.
     
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    bump anyone???
     
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    it could be that your brakes was just releasing try it again and see how far and how many times it does it lets say in 5 min
     
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    mine did the same thing only i wasnt in it and ended up moving like 4 feet and bumped into the back of a van. thats cause the valve seals and/or rings were going and was losing compression
     
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    i was told it could be losing compression. i hope its just a clutch i would much rather it be a clutch then a damn seal or something. thanx vtec, ill try that, only problem is i never used the ebrake before, it hadn't been pulled in like a month. i just pulled it then to be safe.
     
  6. turbo sol

    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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    you do know a car will roll forward while it is in gear right? chances are you made a shift in weight, disturbing the car, and it rolled forward and turned the engine over when it did.
     
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    nope not possible. the very first time i brought my car to his house i figured it would roll so i put it in gear and got out of the car and tried to puch it. it wouldn't even budge. i know it used to hold in first gear. ive even tried starting off in 5th and it died. that means its not the clutch right?
     
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    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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    the way to tell if your clutch is slipping is get it moving to a pace where 5th gear can be used. place it into 5th and hit the gas. if you tachometer climbs faster than your speedo then your clutch is slipping. a 60mph test would be sufficient
     
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    ok i tried it. it didn't seem like it was slipping. does that mean that more than likely im losing compression??? it doesn't do it all the time ne more. could that just mean compression loss in one cylinder or something??
     
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    that has nothing to do with your motors compression, Always pull your ebrake when on an incline
     
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    Why wouldn't you use your parking brake on a hill? That's just retarded not to use it.
     
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    idk about compression that is just what my automotive buddy told me. i don't use the ebrake cause sometimes it likes to stick and im too lazy to get back there and fix her. plus i don't wanna have to buy rear pads 30,000 miles before i normally would.
     
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    we are missing the complete point. it USED to hold now it doesn't. is there or is there not something wrong with the motor??
     
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    just do a compression test and find out
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Your not supposed to hold the force of the vehicle from the transaxle. Doing this will damage blocking rings as well as the input shaft and its bearing/retainer. This is why they added the "parking brake" to the vehicles brake system. It is designed to hold the weight of the vehicle on a specific angle without budging. Just for peace of mind, next time use your parking brake AND put it in gear. It shouldnt move an inch unless you have a problem with your parking brake/brake system.
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Brakes stick, especially in cold weather. This doesnt necessarily mean you NEED pads. Pull the rear wheels off and mic' the rotors/pads and see if they are within oem specs. Also make sure that your caliper slides move in and out with ease. If they do not than you will end up with un-even pad wear and will damage the caliper hardware. If all is in working order than have a brake adjustment done.
     
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    ahhvtec, does that mean it COULD be a compression problem??
     
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    i mean it could but theres no way of knowing until you check, its real easy to do.
     
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    SAME happen to me its my clutch
     
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    well i was sittin at a red light in town today and started to take off. turns out my clutch must be bad cause it was in first with the clutch engaged and i didn't go anywhere. im guessin its the clutch. ill be taken it apart tom. and let yall know.
     
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