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post #1 of 7 Old 01-21-2007, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Problem with my Clutch locking gear (Manual Transmission)

I have a 2001 Accord Coupe (manual trans) which lately has been locking up my gear. There are a couple scenarios that actually produces the problem.

Scenario 1: If I rest my foot on the clutch (not pressing it down, gear in neutral) the clutch will actually start to sink about 1/4 ways down. Then from that point if I actually sink the clutch all the way down and try to move the gear. It will not budge.

Scenario 2: If I am at a light and I have the car in 1st (I do not think that the gear that I am in makes a difference) with my foot all the way down on the clutch for anywhere between 10-25 seconds. The clutch will actually lock up the gear.

The onyl temp solution is to sink the clutch up and down a couple times then the gear will be freed up. This works fine when I am starting from neutral however if I am already in a gear I basically have no other alterative than to stop and re-start the engine and resink the clutch a couple of times.

I am taking it into the shop to look at it but I wanted to know if this was something that anyone has seen or heard of before. I would like to be prepared for the problem.

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Is the clutch's fluid at the proper level?
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My guess is low fluid as well, or maybe a break/leak in the lines...

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Something is definitely affecting the hydraulic pressure in the clutch system. The pumping action that you describe is exactly what you're supposed to do if your brakes loose pressure - the pumping helps build the pressure up. If it's not leaking, my guess is the slave cylinder is shot. I had to have the slave cylinder replaced in my '98 twice. I was "crunching gears" because I was having trouble disengaging the clutch to shift or to get into 1st from a standstill. Mine happened gradually and I had it taken care of before drivability was affcted to the level you describe but it sounds like the same thing.

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Is the clutch's fluid at the proper level?

Yes, that was one if the first thing that I checked.
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Something is definitely affecting the hydraulic pressure in the clutch system. The pumping action that you describe is exactly what you're supposed to do if your brakes loose pressure - the pumping helps build the pressure up. If it's not leaking, my guess is the slave cylinder is shot. I had to have the slave cylinder replaced in my '98 twice. I was "crunching gears" because I was having trouble disengaging the clutch to shift or to get into 1st from a standstill. Mine happened gradually and I had it taken care of before drivability was affcted to the level you describe but it sounds like the same thing.

That sounds plausible, I will be sure to update the forum when
I find out for sure.
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Trip you were correct. The problem was with the slave cylinder. The master had to be replaced as well. 300+ bucks in parts and labour.

thank you all for the reply's sorry for the late update.
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