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Old 12-29-2009, 07:09 PM
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Clutch wont engage

It was working fine then I pushed the clutch in to turn, let the clutch back out but it wouldn't engage. Bad upper clutch switch maybe? 92' prelude.
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Re: Clutch wont engage

Can you be more specific about what happens? From what you describe, it sounds like the entire hydraulic system fell off the car just before you made the turn.
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Re: Clutch wont engage

yea can you explain if the pedal feels normal and the clutch itself isn't engaging or if it is a problem with how the pedal itself feels.
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Can you be more specific about what happens? From what you describe, it sounds like the entire hydraulic system fell off the car just before you made the turn.
are you ****ing retarded?
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Re: Clutch wont engage

O.K., let me give you a little backround. I've owned this car for fifteen years and have experienced just about every problem there is. I have always done my own maintenance on the car. I've done the slave/master cylinder thing so on ans so forth. I believe I know what happened here but I wanted to run it by the forum to check myself. Everything, clutch wise was working fine up until the time that I made the turn. I slowed down, pressed in the clutch, downshifted to second gear then let out the clutch to accelerate again but this time when I let the clutch out it didnt engage. It was like I was in neutral. The car just did not go. Thats it. No noise. No nothing. Just went to let the clutch back out to go and it didn't do anything. There are upper and lower switches on the clutch pedal. The lower is the switch that will not let you start the car without pushing the clutch in. The upper switch is made when the clutch pedal is let back out. It's commonly referred to as the " inhibtor switch". The switch has to engage to allow the hydraulic clutch to work. That is what I believe the problem is but I again, I thought I would run it by the forum to check myself. Anyone experience this?
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Yes, the clutch feels normal and I checked the slave/master cylinders. Got fluid.....no leaks ect... Gear box is acting normal and I can shift through the gears with the clutch pushed in but the clutch wont engage whe nI let the clutch pedal out.
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Re: Clutch wont engage

Sounds to me like the clutch disc is slipping and is due to be replaced. To test, get to about 30-35 mph, shift into 5th gear and floor it. If the car does like it should which is act like, "why the f*** am I in 5th gear at this speed?" then all is good. However, if the engine revs easily and the tac spikes high like your not in gear at all...bad clutch, time to change her out along with the flywheel (since your gonna be in there anyways). Unless I am reading wrong...It is very rare for the clutch switches to go bad. You could probably just look at the pedal to see though.
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Forgot to mention that the clutch, slave and master cyliders are practically new. All were done about 2 to 3k ago. It's just not gonna be the clutch cmoponents itself. Like I said no noise. No squeak. No squeal. No springs poping.
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Re: Clutch wont engage

Axle could have popped out when going around the turn. Sounds weird but it happened to me once.
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Forgot to mention that the clutch, slave and master cyliders are practically new. All were done about 2 to 3k ago. It's just not gonna be the clutch cmoponents itself. Like I said no noise. No squeak. No squeal. No springs poping.
when you replaced the clutch did you replace the throw out bearing?
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O.K. Here's an update

After doing some studying of the wiring diagrams I've come to the conclusion that it has nothing to do with the Clutch switch. All that switch does is deactivate the cruise control when the clutch pedal is pushed in. It's not the axel's either...1) because the ywould have both had to break at the same time and 2) because I checked them. Now unfortunetly I'm back to that something happened to one of the clutch compponents. Sure hope I bought that clutch with the lifetime warranty.
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After doing some studying of the wiring diagrams I've come to the conclusion that it has nothing to do with the Clutch switch. All that switch does is deactivate the cruise control when the clutch pedal is pushed in. It's not the axel's either...1) because the ywould have both had to break at the same time and 2) because I checked them. Now unfortunetly I'm back to that something happened to one of the clutch compponents. Sure hope I bought that clutch with the lifetime warranty.
When one axle pops out the other one isn't going to spin. They don't have to break to pop out. Good luck
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Re: Clutch wont engage

did u break it in correctly, replace throw out bearing?
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Re: Clutch wont engage

It is not natural for the clutch to rest disengaged because the springs on the pressure plate try to press the clutch disk against the flywheel. So what could hold the pressure plate down? Check at the slave cylinder did the push rod get stuck somehow disengaging the clutch? Does it move when the clutch pedal is pressed?
Do you have any heat issues or bad fluid? If you had water in the line it is possible that the water got hot and vaporized. The increased pressure in the line disengaged the clutch (unlikely).
I think that it is more likely a problem with your transmission since the clutch naturally rests in the engaged position, and there isn't much that can compress the pressure plate.
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It is not natural for the clutch to rest disengaged because the springs on the pressure plate try to press the clutch disk against the flywheel. So what could hold the pressure plate down? Check at the slave cylinder did the push rod get stuck somehow disengaging the clutch? Does it move when the clutch pedal is pressed?
Do you have any heat issues or bad fluid? If you had water in the line it is possible that the water got hot and vaporized. The increased pressure in the line disengaged the clutch (unlikely).
I think that it is more likely a problem with your transmission since the clutch naturally rests in the engaged position, and there isn't much that can compress the pressure plate.
Good points I'd rep you but it would put your rep off the charts and let's face it...you are still a little too new for that! But good post for real.
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