After feeling a little pop in clutch pedal car will not Move

Tiny
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  • 2001 HONDA CIVIC
  • 1.7L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 229,000 MILES
I recently replaced my clutch, when I replaced my motor with a new timing belt, water pump, and tensioner. Put it all back together and everything worked correctly, after driving the car for about twenty minutes I felt a little pop in the clutch pedal and the car would no longer move. Now I can put it in gear, but the car still won’t move. Any ideas?
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Sunday, January 13th, 2019 AT 8:07 PM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

From your description, it sounds like you have a failed new clutch. Something happened to either the disc or the pressure plate. This video shows how to do the job on a similar car.

https://youtu.be/6N6b5F2ChyE

You will need to remove the transmission again and remove the clutch for inspection.

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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 3:11 AM
Tiny
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Okay, is that possibly the only thing it could be? It s pretty easy to install the pressure plate, so I don t know how I could ve messed it up? But heck who knows, anything is possible.
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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 7:31 AM
Tiny
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It does not sound like you messed it up. It could just be a defective part.

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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 9:20 AM
Tiny
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So I should exchange it for another one?
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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 9:50 AM
Tiny
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First, remove it and inspect it for any damage.

Make sure all the bolts were tight securing the pressure plate.

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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 10:01 AM
Tiny
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I will tear it down tonight and take a look. Also, another question. With the wheels off the ground, and off the car, If I spun the passenger side CV axle, should the driver side spin as well?
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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 3:00 PM
Tiny
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Yes, it should turn the opposite way.

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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 3:42 PM
Tiny
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Would it need to be in neutral or in gear for that to happen?
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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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Because I was spinning the axle on the passenger side, the driver side was not spinning.
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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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It would do it in both in gear and out of gear.

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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
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Okay it only moves whatever side I turn, so what does that mean? Sorry I m stumped on this issue.
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Monday, January 14th, 2019 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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Focus on the current issue. You need to pull the transmission again and check the clutch.

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 2:55 AM
Tiny
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I could not get the axle out, I was at work and my father got it out for me, and I noticed in the picture he sent me the item circled was on the end of it. I have no clue what it is. I haven t had a chance to check it out either yet.
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 AT 3:18 PM
Tiny
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It looks like either a washer or the seal for the transaxle but has no effect on your condition.

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 AT 3:31 PM
Tiny
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Okay, that is good news. I am going to try to get back out tonight and finish pulling the drive-train and pull the transmission and inspect everything.
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 AT 4:39 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like a plan.

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 AT 4:46 PM
Tiny
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I read the instructions, but my car doesn t have the key fob with it. Just a regular key. I bought it used in this condition.
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 AT 9:35 PM
Tiny
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Got the motor and transmission out, and this little spring was sitting inside where the axle goes into the transmission.
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Friday, January 18th, 2019 AT 5:05 PM
Tiny
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Everything seemed to be in tact. Clutch disc was in great shape, seeing how it s brand new and has maybe fifteen miles on it. I noticed when I started pulling the driver side axle, that it already had a gap, like it had popped out a little bit. And the lock ring on the end was twisted and bent and halfway hanging off when I got the axle out. Could that have been my problem all along?
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Friday, January 18th, 2019 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
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The spring is from the seal. You will need to replace the bulkhead seal.

If the axle was not fully inserted, yes, it could have been the issue.

Were all the bolts tight on the pressure plate? Since you have it out, get another one under warranty to be sure.

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Sunday, January 20th, 2019 AT 8:55 AM

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