Mechanics

PROBLEMS SHIFTING THROUGH THE GEARS/AND MAINTENANCE LIGHT

Acura Integra

I drive a 1995 Acura Integra GSR with a 1.8L b18c1 Vtec engine. Modifications include DC headers/Magnaflow Exhaust/Cold Air Intake.

Lets start with the shifting. The clutch definately feels loose, and a few of my friends suggested tightening it due to it being loose. I have no problem at all shifting through the gears when the car is stopped, but when I accellerate through the gears, they stick badly and it is very difficult to shift. When I first bought the car I had this problem and realized that the clutch fluid was really low so I filled it up and the problem was fixed. At first I thought mabey it was the clutch fluid leaking due to it being low, but I see no leaks and I dont have to refill the fluid. I also took the time to change the oil in my transmission to see if it would make a difference, but still none seen. It also makes a rattling sound, and ONLY stops when the car is put in gear. A local dealer said it seems like it might be a loose bearing in the Tranny, if so. Could this be my shifting problem as well?

Maintenance Light

I was thinking it would be because of the custom exhaust, but what do you think?
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Matt Rosso
August 27, 2007.



The rattling sounds like a pilot or throwout bearing that is bad and they can cause problems. I think it is time to replace it. The maintenance light, look in the manual and learn how to reset it. It is not the Check engine light. Maintenance light is set to go off every 10K miles or so.

Bruce Hunt
Aug 29, 2007.