Ok, the mechanic had me pump the clutch while he adjusted some controls
on the front. He thinks there is still a leak, but it seemed to fix
the problem for now. I should have asked him to demonstate, so that I
could fix it myself. I didn't want to lean against the car because I
was too well dressed today for automotive lessons. I'll see how this
hold out. Does anyone know of any web pages or manual which describe
how to do this?
BTW, in 1979, I removed the transmission on a 1970 Dodge Dart. Too bad
I could put another one back in place. I am competent enough to be
He is a neighboor auto mechanic, and I trust him somewhat.
I try not to base these purchases based on price alone. I took my
Accord to the Honda dealer, but felt that I was talked into the fuel
pump. The real reason I have my apprehension is that I never heard of
replacing that fuel pump, until the last posting regarding the water
pump. BTW, if the water pump has failed, wouldn't that show up as the
engine registering too hot. It seems that they should have an alarm
Another time years ago and far away, the problem with the exhaust was
that I can't believe 3 mechanics needed to work on it before fixing it.
The last one, I asked the parts when he was done, but he claimed that
I told him to throw them out. That was BS. Unfortunately, I don't
know if I could have gotten away from not paying. He knew where I
lived, and believed he would do something like throwing a dead skunk
through my living room window when I was away on vacation. His ex-wife
once made a joke that he just cheats his customers, so was wondering if
that wasn't a hint.