I drive a 1993 Honda Civic LX (stick)
The car worked wonders in the past, but the clutch went out at about
180,000 miles, so my good friend of mine who is a car mechanic
replaced the clutch (flywheel) and a new Clutch Slave Cylinder, about
10,000 miles ago the Clutch Master Cylinder was replaced too.
There was a issue, the O'ring on the distributor cap was broken,
caused oil to leak into the transmission and got onto the clutch, and
when the clutch got very warm.. would slip.. and after 2 weeks of
driving it.. the clutch burnt out.
My buddy installed another clutch, this is now the 3rd one and the
o'ring was replaced, and he cleaned up all the oil, but now I am
having similar issues when the car gets warm.
I live in Atlanta, and it has been in the mid 40's/50's in the
morning. The car is cold, so when I start up the car works fine, the
clutch shifts fine, and the car accelerates pretty well, about 3K RPM
going at about 55 mph/ 60 mph... but as the engine gets warmer... it
starts to have issues... like yesterday... I left home at 3pm and it
was 75 degrees outside... I get on the expressway... everything is
fine.... once I am driving.. about 15 miles later.. the car does not
want to accelerate.... I push on the gas.... and in 4th gear trying to
hit 70 mph... the RPM hits 5.5 RPM..... which is worrying me... the
gas is struggling... and the car just does not want to accelerate
whatsoever.... as I am coasting on the expressway, the car goes 80
mph.... and the car is close to red lining it....
So I finally get off my exit which is 45 minutes from my house... and
as I get off the express to the light.. I go into 1st gear.. it
pulls.. then the light is green.. and I go into second... and the car
does not move.. except from the force of going down hill a bit.. I do
my u-turn like I always do.. and I go into 1st gear... move a bit with
the force of gravity and able to roll down the hill to my job and
I get off work at 3am... and its freezing outside... I get in the car
and drive home like nothing happened... As long as it is very cold
outside.. everything works. What could be causing the car not to want
to accelerate? and not move? This is so very scary, and I am worried
for my safety now, because once It gets hot again... I just won't be
able to drive like this.
For whoever might know what the issue is, thank you sooo very much. I
greatly appreciate you all for taking the time to read my post, and
for your replies. THANK YOU!