1993 Acura Integra

Tiny
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  • 1993 ACURA INTEGRA
Transmission problem
1993 Acura Integra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 174K miles

To my knowledge the clutch on my car has never been replaced. I was driving my car into work, and pulled up to a red light. When the light turned green and I tried to put my car back into gear, I could not place it into gear. I pumped the clutch a few times, without any success. Eventually I was able to jam the stick into 3rd gear. If I tried to get the car into any other gear I was unsuccessful. While trying to place the car into gear, the car did not grind, the transmission just would not move. While in 3rd gear, I was able to drive to my local repair place. Using the clutch to rev the engine so I could start from stop at traffic lights. Once I arrived at the mechanics, I turned the car off and then was able to shift into all the gears without a problem. I restarted the car, and drove to work without a problem. My car is now awaiting me in the parking garage and I am wondering what is wrong with it. Thanks.
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 3:27 PM

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Tiny
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I believe 93 integra's have a clutch cable, which means there is no hydraulic clutch system on your vehicle. Usually when you can't get your vehicle into gear it is usually the hydraulic systems fault. However since you have a clutch cable, I would make sure it's properly adjusted and if it is, you most like have a bad clutch kit. You will most likely find a broken clutch coil spring once you pull the pressure plate off.
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 3:47 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help, I don't have the skills to do this myself, so I will be taking it to the mechanic. Will I have to replace the whole clutch do you think, and any guesses as to roughly how much it should cost. Thanks so much
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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When you replace the clutch it is always wise to replace the pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing and machine the flywheel as well. This is what is called a clutch kit. Prices vary from $200-400 for these kits, depending on who makes them. The only thing that isn't included is obviously the flywheel. The mechanic will remove your flywheel and send it to a machine shop to get re-surfaced.

In regards with cost, it's around 6 hours labour to do this, so you are looking at several hundred dollars.

Goodluck.
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 7:59 PM

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