I'm about to have the clutch replaced on my 1990 Acura Integra RS. What
besides the clutch may have to be replaced or repaired if the clutch
is bad? I think the mechanic I spoke with yesterday mentioned something
inside the transmission that could need repair.
The car has just over 275K on it. I am the only owner of the car. I may
have had the clutch replaced once before, a long time ago, maybe more than
10 years ago--as part of a scheduled maintenance routine. But not in the
last five years or so.
Due to lack of money, etc., I haven't been able to have the repair done till
now. Another mechanic told me 1.5 years ago that the clutch was "going," but
the car was still very drivable until a week ago. Now the car gets stuck in
neutral as I attempt to shift gears, and when I'm in city traffic I
sometimes have to pull off to the side, turn the car off, and then shift
back into gear after I turn the car back on.
I know this repair is expensive and lengthy, and costs just about what the
car is worth. However, I cannot afford to buy another car just now. The way
I look at it, my present car is "the devil I know," and I'm better off
having it repaired than spending money buying another car of questionable
I'm taking the car to the mechanic Monday morning. Ideally he can get it
fixed so I can safely drive to work late Monday night. What other
clutch-related components might be broke, and make this a two or three day
Jean in Norfolk, VA