2000 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 134000 miles
Today when I went to drive my 2000 Honda Civic EX, I put the clutch in as normal and attempted to shift into reverse. I got nothing but grinding, and the clutch pedal came out very slowly when I released it. I tried shifting into first, but still no luck.
After the engine warmed up (I guess), and several pushes of the clutch pedal, I managed to put it into first and get going. As I was driving, it got easier and easier to shift, and eventually everything seemed to be working normally.
I made a long drive today (about 150 miles), so I spent most of my time in 5th, and didn't have to shift too much. But whenever I hadn't shifted for a little while, the clutch would go right back to not working properly. At one point, it wasn't even coming up off the floor, and I had to lift it with my foot. But again, after I managed to get it to shift a couple times, it started working smoothly again.
I haven't yet checked my clutch fluid, since I was happy just for my car and I to have survived the journey, but I'm worried I might need a new clutch (or maybe something's wrong with the master cylinder?). I'm not great with cars, so I'd appreciate any help! Thanks!
have the same problem?
Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 12:00 AM