Honda Prelude Forum
 
Go Back   Honda Prelude Forum > Tech-Talk > 5th Gen Honda Prelude

Thread Title
Got a 98 prelude SH but it has a vibration when clutching

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2007, 10:02 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 231
iTrader: (0)
Brute is on a distinguished road
Got a 98 prelude SH but it has a vibration when clutching

Good morning everyone,

Well...I got my car today, 98 honda prelude SH with 146k miles on it. The engine idles nice and it drives very well except for this problem- I will be as detailed as I possibly can because for the next 30 days, the dealer will go 50/50 on any repairs that need to be done with the transmission or engine.

Ok, the car is in neutral, i put the clutch in and then i put it into first gear while holding the clutch in, as soon as i start to rev the car so i can release the clutch slowly and let it start moving, i feel this really strong vibration on the pedal which i'm assuming is coming from the clutch or transmission...

If I rev the car in neutral with out holding the clutch in there is no vibration but if i hold the clutch in, keep the car in neutral and rev it there is a vibration.

Now the vibration is at its worse and strongest when i have the car in gear and let the clutch out as i rev to start moving, that is when the vibration is at its strongest, specially if i'm in the freeway going fast and have to shift the vibration is very very strong.

The gears catch fine though and the car drives well, it shakes alittle going from 70 and up but i pushed it this morning upto 110 and its fine, its shakes the same way any normal car would.

What do you guys think is the problem? This is my first import car, I had a mustang before this and for me this was a driveshaft issue and broken syncronizers, I'm not sure how this car works or what it could be.

If anyone has an idea of what could be causing this please let me know so that when I show up to the mechanic i'll have some suggestions rather than just letting him charge me for part changing until he finds the problem.

Other than that guys I love the car, I need new speakers though hehe, tried to play some Tool and it just wouldn't fly, lol. That car is very smooth, it has some nasty blind spots but if you just take a second to look you should be ok...its very comfortable too hehe :)

Thanks guys :D
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2007, 02:17 PM
Not So New
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 38
iTrader: (0)
satwilson is on a distinguished road
clutch vibration

Sounds like it could be the throwout bearing in the clutch.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-07-2007, 12:22 PM
Rob Rob is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 1,513
iTrader: (2)
Rob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by satwilson View Post
Sounds like it could be the throwout bearing in the clutch.
In my experience and I just changed a clutch out on my 90 Lude. I would also say its your throw out bearing. I would say if you have to take the tranny off to go ahead and get the whole clutch kit put in, and possibly have your flywheel resurfaced. You'll spend a little bit of money but you will be very satisfied with the new clutch.

Okay I read your other post about buying this car. I would say if you have in writing that you had a 30 day warranty, after you told the sales guy about the clutch, if you have that in writing I would say they pay for the clutch. If not I think you will have to get that fixed on your own. Parts alone are going to run you about $250 to $300. That is for a whole clutch kit. Best to stay with OEM, I know others will tell you go with stage 2 or something like that. The OEM clutch is rated for that motor and tranny, now if you have a built motor (like turbo or supercharger) then I would go with a stronger clutch. If you have the SH model your transmission comes with a limited slip differential. I think you would have a light in the dash that says something like ATTS. Now it is a very hard job for someone that doesn't generally work on their own cars to do, but changing your own clutch will save you alot of money. I'm not too sure but I would say your labor would cost around the same cash as the parts cost so I would say somewhere close to $500 to $600. If the dealer will do it for $200 I'd say go for it, but make sure they change out the whole clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing.

Good Luck buddy, let us know how it goes.

Last edited by Rob; 10-07-2007 at 12:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-08-2007, 11:37 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 231
iTrader: (0)
Brute is on a distinguished road
Hey, Can you tell me in specific which parts i need? Cause i went to the honda dealer and so far they told me that what i need is the pressure plate, clutch disk and throw out bearing, came out to 359 or something like that...I do want to stay stock, for now the car won't see any performance tunes unless they're to save gas lol...
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-09-2007, 11:40 AM
Rob Rob is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 1,513
iTrader: (2)
Rob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond repute
Thats it, thats all you need, clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:36 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


Copyright © 2006-2009 PreludeZone.com All Rights Reserved.