Clutch bad in vehicle

I believe my clutch might have gone out, or the pressure plate is bad. My transmission started slipping while I was driving up a mountain. The engine runs fine, and I hear no grinding of the clutch. The stick shifter moves freely without the clutch being engaged, and the clutch seems to move smoothly when pressed, not requiring much pressure to apply.
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Hello. From the symptoms you provided, it appears that your clutch is worn-out, or the friction material has come off the clutch disc. This is a major job that requires a qualified technician who does heavy duty work to replace the clutch assembly.

You may also need to have the flywheel resurfaced to insure smooth and correct operation. This is almost considered maintenance work on a vehicle with a manual transmission, so it should not be considered unusual. In either case, my recommendation is to hire an experience mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to run a detailed diagnostic on your bad clutch, and recommend the best path to repair.

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Slipping gears is usually due to a lack of pressure buildup in the transmission that`s necessary for smooth operation. You may also notice: Change in engine noise. Inconsistent acceleration.
What is the fix for a slipping transmission? It`s simple. Just pop the hood of your vehicle, locate the transmission switch, and change the setting from “SLIP” to “STABLE” . . . If only it were that easy.
Slipping gears occur when the gears in the gearbox fail to engage correctly, leading to a loss of power or acceleration. There are several reasons why a gearbox may start slipping gears, including a worn-out clutch, low gearbox oil levels, or a damaged shift linkage.
What Are the Signs of a Slipping Transmission? Your transmission might be slipping if you notice any of these symptoms: You experience delays in engagement or acceleration when you step on the accelerator pedal in your vehicle. You notice that your vehicle seems to struggle to shift from one gear to the next.
The Transmission Range Sensor tells the PCM the position of the transmission shifter. The PCM uses this information to control which gears of the transmission to enable or disable. When the TR sensor fails it can cause wrong gear starts, no upshifts, or what feels like a falling-out-of-gear condition.
Transmission gears wear out and start slipping.

Worn or rounded out gears don`t properly link together so this can cause a bumpy shift and slippage as you accelerate and drive.

Anything from the 1998 model to the 2005 model is all Accord model years to avoid. The transmissions and engines were prone to failure and excessive oil consumption. Some problems can be overlooked in a car, but a bad transmission or engine is a safety hazard that no driver should worry about nor pay to repair.
Spinning Without Engagement. If you step on the gas and your transmission spins without forward movement, you have a problem that needs attention right away. Your automatic transmission has a clutch, too, and spinning is a sign that the clutch is going bad.
Repairs are cheaper than transmission replacements and rebuilds. Average transmission repair costs range from $300 to $1,400. For example, if your manual transmission needs a new clutch, you can reasonably expect to pay around $800 to $1,500.
If your transmission fluid needs replacing, you may experience a slipping transmission. To prevent this, it`s a good idea to get a transmission fluid flush done regularly, according to the schedule in your owner`s manual.
Anything from the 1998 model to the 2005 model is all Accord model years to avoid. The transmissions and engines were prone to failure and excessive oil consumption. Some problems can be overlooked in a car, but a bad transmission or engine is a safety hazard that no driver should worry about nor pay to repair.

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What would cause the clutch on an ac compressor to continue to go bad after being replaced three times?
ANSWER : The compressor clutch relay on these vehicles are a known cause of sticking on the compressor clutch and overheating the A/C compressor clutch coil. Replace the A/C relay to see if it cures the clutch going bad the next time you do a compressor clutch replacement, or replace it now if you have just replaced the clutch.

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My vehicle will not move when in gear and you can move the shifter even when not pushing in the clutch 2008 Honda Civic
ANSWER : Hi there. It sounds like your clutch has failed. When it fails completely you will usually get a burning smell and you will have a complete disconnect from the transmission and engine. You are going to need a new clutch. You should have a transmission specialist take a look at it.

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i can start my vehicle just fine, i can press in the clutch and put it into gear problem is, it doesn’t engage
ANSWER : It is very possible that your cluthes slave cylinder could be the cause of this issue. It is also possible that the clutch itself is worn out. Clutches are made of the same material as brake pads and therefore have a maintenance interval in which they should be replaced. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified transmission expert to determine the usable life of the clutch and the best way to proceed with repair.

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Clutch pedal stays to floor. Replaced master cylinder. Clutch push rod broke. Also do I need to change slave cylinder
ANSWER : If you have an issue with your clutch pedal going to the floor, the slave cylinder is normally the cause of this circumstance.

Also, if the push rod has been broken the first step would be to track down a new one because that push rod is a very necessary part of the clutch pedal system.

Once a new push rod has been located and installed, I would recommend having a new slave cylinder installed as well.

If you are in doubt about this repair, I would recommend having it performed by a qualified professional, such as one from YourMechanic. One of our mobile technicians will be able to come to your home to diagnose the issue with your clutch pedal and replace your clutch slave cylinder as necessary.

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Clutch bad in vehicle
ANSWER : Hello. From the symptoms you provided, it appears that your clutch is worn-out, or the friction material has come off the clutch disc. This is a major job that requires a qualified technician who does heavy duty work to replace the clutch assembly.

You may also need to have the flywheel resurfaced to insure smooth and correct operation. This is almost considered maintenance work on a vehicle with a manual transmission, so it should not be considered unusual. In either case, my recommendation is to hire an experience mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to run a detailed diagnostic on your bad clutch, and recommend the best path to repair.

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I can’t go into 4th or 5th gear and clutch does not engage after a recent clutch job, clutch release while in gear does nothing.
ANSWER : I would rule out the axle not being pushed all the way in. That would effect all speeds and gears. That you can engage gears other than 4th and 5th leads me to 2 m possibilities:
1. Shift linkage mis-adjusted.
2. Possible bent shifter fork internally.

If it feels like you can engage 4th and 5th with the engine OFF, then I would lean towards a clutch release issue.

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I have a bad oxygen sensor, bad power steering sensor, and a bad cam shaft sensor? Should I replace any of them?
ANSWER : When you say you have three bad sensors I can only assume you have had them tested and the end result is three bad sensors. If they tested bad then they should be replaced. The power steering sensor senses the load of the steering on the engine so it can raise the idle during parking maneuvers. The O2 sensor is used for fuel control and it may effect engine power and fuel mileage. The camshaft sensor cay cause no starts, engine running problems and all three will turn on the check engine light.

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When replacing my fan clutch should I change my cooling fan to a flex-a-light and get a new flex-a-light clutch?
ANSWER : Hi there. It is best to always put on the OEM parts that are required for the vehicle. However, you can get a flex-a-light clutch fan for your vehicle as long as it will bolt up to your water pump pulley and clear the radiator and shroud. I recommend having a clutch design fan for your vehicle and not a fan that spins with the engine all the time. Those fans will cause the engine to overheat on highways and in town especially in hot weather. If you need further assistance with your cooling fan, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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