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Hello,

My tranny is out for the common 3rd gear problem and something went wrong so they ordered a complete new tranny. Should I do the clutch (disc and plate) as well as the flywheel??? I was quoted 410 for clutch parts and 972 for the flywheel. Car has 90 000 on it. thx
 

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I would do the clutch, pressure plate & throw out bearing, to save labor down the road. I would inspect the flywheel, for damage and replace if necessary.
 

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If its not too bad just have it resurface... or get a light weight flywheel and a performance clutch too since your in there
 

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if its a daily driver dont do a lite FW. they **** in stop and go traffic. the heavier FW is for smooth shifting. i would get a higher pressure plate and a clutch disc with kevlar pads. just save the headache and get the FW resurfaced. a LWFW is only good for race tracks. the amount of money to gain ratio isnt worth it. unless you race then hell have at it
 

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Can we get some pics? Probably uncommon to see the guts of the tranny from our cars.
 

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as everyone else suggested, replace/resurface everything that may be needed down the road, now. it'll save in labor costs down the road.
 

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Thanks all. Just got a call and they say this model can't have the flywheel machined. Is this true????
 

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Can't answer the can't-be-machined question but I can say that in almost a million miles of driving MT Hondas, I've had a clutch replaced just once. These things go forever if you don't deliberately thrash them. (And I drive on the streets of San Francisco; the hills are torture on clutches.)

And the one time I replaced a clutch (on my Integra after about 400K miles), I found the resurfaced flywheel returned with such a horrible grabbiness to it that I just could not cope. My dealer reopened the tranny and replaced the flywheel; I just paid for the part. Maybe a much-used flywheel does not handle resurfacing well; the hot spots on it made it nasty.

With only 90K on your car, I submit that your tranny is just broken in! No need to do preemptive work.
 
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