1990 Honda Civic need help with this

Tiny
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  • 1990 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 200,000 MILES
Iv got a 90 honda civic that when you try to go, it holds back as if you have the breaks on. But the breaks are not engaged. And the engine runs just right. Its only when you drive through the gears it does this. Iv taken the gear box(tranny) out and spun the shaft in every gear and there is nothing that seems to stop it from spinning. I thought it was a gear issue at first but now after I took it out and put it back it still has not changed a thing. Also when its drivin, if I keep driving it gives off a smell that seems like something rubbing to much. Is there anyway this could be an electrical issue or am I wrong with the way the gear box felt and should I maybe replace it?
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 AT 10:42 PM

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Tiny
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For that mileage-Sounds like your clutch is slippping and needs replacing.
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 7:49 AM
Tiny
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It does kinda seem like that right? But its been replaced within the last 6 months. But I do hafta say. When I took the gear box out and revealed the clutch. I took it off and it looked pritty good.( Could be tho) and when I had it off I noticed that the bearing that the clutch fork pushes into the clutch plate had one of the brackets broken.(The one that the spring is attatched to) I replaced that thinking it had something to do with it. But I wonder if with that broken, would that have worn the clutch down? And it has more than 200000 miles its just that the speedomiter hasn't worked in some time. Over 2years. Do you still think it may be the clutch?
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 8:17 AM
Tiny
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If its not picking up speed as you accelerate and rpm's just rising and not picking up speed if this is not the case

Check and test the throttle position sensor
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 8:23 AM
Tiny
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I was wrong. The clutch hasent been replaced in 2 years. And the rpms don't rise more then the car is moving. After I put it back together lastnight when I drove it I couldn't get the rpms up to 3000. Its like something is holding it back the engine runs fine but when in gear its like I can't get up to speed. I'm thinking your right with the clutch tho now that I think about how it hasn't been changed in 2 years. I just thought it looked good from a visual aspect. And I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but there is a little plug under the distributer cap that is white with 2 female prongs that has caroted and it pluges into the block. I hafta go to the junkyard and pull one off another car to fix it?
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 8:35 AM
Tiny
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And when I say coroded I ment the wires on the plug came off. So the plug is good just the wires are not attatched. Would that be anything important with the drivabilty?
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 9:03 AM

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