2007 Honda Accord Second Clutch Failure

Tiny
RAMPLEY
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  • 2007 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 7,500 MILES
About a week after I bought my Honda Accord the clutch went out. The dealership replaced it. Last week, 7 months and 7500 miles later, the clutch began to fail again. I took the car to another dealership which denied warranty repair because I had "abused the clutch." I have been driving manual transmissions my entire life without problems. What could be causing the clutch to fail? I am in my fifties and treat the car very gently. Any suggestions?
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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 AT 5:38 PM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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I would go back where I bought it and leave it there, and tell them if they don't fix it right this time, your next stop is the District Court. To early to tell if there is a defect, no info available, but you might want to report the problem to the Nation Traffic Highway Saftey Administration at 1-888-327-4236.
These guys get enough complaints, and before you know it, they force a recall.
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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
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The original dealership offered to take the car in on trade, but gave me an extremely low trade in value AND subtracted the cost of repairing the transmission (which was $400 more than a quote I received at another dealership). I turned them down. The other dealership wants $1700 to make the repair, but I'm reluctant to do this as that without knowing the cause of the defect I may be in the same boat seven months from now. This is a nightmare.
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Saturday, May 31st, 2008 AT 12:53 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi rampley,

When clutches wears off within a short period of time, it can be due to the following reasons.

1. Defect in the clutch cover, pressure insufficient thus excessive slippage during take of and gear shifts.

2. Insufficient pedal free play resulting in clutch self engaging.

3. Fault in the master cylinder, hoses or damper valves resulting in too high residual pressure.

4. Abuse which might be due to riding the clutch at inclines or too slow in releasing the clutch during gear changes. High performance engines and a haevy car tends to wears clutches fast so if you are too gentle with releasing the clutch during gear changes, you might be wearing the clutches faster than you expect.

Hope the above can help you located the cause of the problem.
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Saturday, May 31st, 2008 AT 1:56 PM

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