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Ok background info... 95 lx 1.9L 5spd 84K... ive been waitin for my friend's step-dad to get time to change my timnig belt n water pump.. but anyways i was coming home from a long day on the road, and all a sudden i realized my car was revving up way to high ... i slowed and dropped it bac down to 4th, then bac to 5th and it still was doing it, so i pulled over and something smelt like it was burning slightly, im not a mechanic so what i thought to be the timing belt was still moving and looked fine, but i could be wrong LoL... i went to take off bac on the freeway and it was barely picking up speed, and i couldnt go over 62mph or it was revving up way too many rpms.... i made it home safely thankfully, but i need u guys to help me out.. thanks.

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You need a new clutch disk and pressure plate, and change the throwout bearing while you're at it.

Replacement is $119 through autozone for the disk and pp, but it would be considerably more plus labor for a shop/dealership to do it for you. It's by no means an "easy" task..
 

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i agree with tito...sounds like a clutch problem, theres gonna be a problem like this on me and my brothers Civic EX hb...i think its an EX. But its a show car...so were gonna do it carefully at king not our usual mechanic
 

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Well it would make sense that it was my coutch, me and several all my friends have learned driving stick on my car, plus my man drives it really hard... SO should i just drive to like pep boys or sumthin? (i dont know of any near autozones) any more ideas please let me know...thanx =0)
 

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Stay out of 5th gear.. and 4th if you can help it. Higher gears transfer more torque across the clutch in standard driving, so drive smoothly, and slowly in the lower gears if you have to drive anywhere. Best thing to do is drive it to a nearby shop or leave it in your driveway until you can get it towed (or until a wrench savvy friend can come by to fix it for you). That smell is your clutch burning, when it slips like that it gets very very hot and can warp the flywheel.. and you don't want to pay for a new one of those. It sounds like your flywheel may need resurfacing already.

If it was just the injectors the car would go really rich and then she would get horrible throttle response, loss of power and black smoke out the tailpipe.. it wouldn't rev up on it's own.. that requires more air & fuel.
 

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hmm well im so confused now...LoL.. all i know is that it was revving up way too high after like 60mph and when i went to merge back into traffic it lacked alot of power... and when it would rev up over like 4500rpms or sumthin like that it basically felt like i was gonig on the gas in neutral, but if it was below that it gained alittle bit... it definitely smelt like clutch slightly.. not that bad.. or strong.. but i think i'll drive it slowly over to pep boys or soemthing, i'll call around, since this is what seems to be the problem... thanx guys

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Well, my reasoning was it could be the injectors sticking open causing it to rev higher. Just to be..um...different. :p But last friday on my way home from detroit, i took my tranny out of gear and my car sat there and idled at 4500 rpm until I got it into a gas station and parked it. I think my injectors somehow stuck open since I'd been driving them at 4500 rpm for almost 2 hrs.

it definitely seems like the clutch is on it's last leg. Mine blew in my Escort 2 weeks after I bought, it just exploded goin down the street. Be careful Laci.
 

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Don't drive the car unless you want to buy a new flywheel.

It is your clutch. Call around. Get prices. Don't drive it. Have it towed.

James - your injectors sticking open will make it run pig rich and blow black smoke and probably die. Your throttle body may have been stuck open. :) - like the beav said.
 

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first off....that whole "dont drive the car unless you wanna buy new flywheel" I dont agree w/ that.

1) when u replace clutch you are SUPPOSED to get the flywheel resurfaced anyway. Any dealer she goes to will do that with the repair.

2) Since she's already burning on clutch chances are she has hot spots on the flywheel anyway. So its gonna have to be resurfaced.

3) buyin a new flywheel is not economical. They can always be resurfaced.

NOW, my suggestion to you is to not drive it as well. I would not drive it because all you are gonna do is overheat the car because you are giving it more gas to get to the same speed making rpms go up......the temperature will spike. When i had a 50 mile drive on a burnt clutch i overheated and blew a radiator hose. So i wouldnt recommend it either.

If your "man" has any sort of mechanical mind he can do it easy. Replacing clutches are one of the easiest major jobs on the car.
1) you dont have to deal w/ many wires...
2) its all bolts
3) only hard part about it is making sure the clutch disk is aligned properly.

As for whoever said pilot bearing should be replaced....i would recommend it. Some kits come with them, others dont and in that sense, they are only like 12 bucks. If you dont do it now, you might have to have it done before that new clutch goes out.



Last thought. Dont let guys drive your car. Any guy....period. Most guys i know, including me love to "test" out cars that arent ours. And if he's droppin the clutch alot he's gonna ruin the transmission
(I've gone through one already by burning rubber. It messes up the spider gears, planetary gears...so many names for them)
, burn your tires out( i went through a brand new set in under 20,000 miles back when i was a wee idiot) and he's gonna burn that new clutch or shatter it. So tell him to drive like a grandma or dont drive at all.
 

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You can disagree with it all you want but you cannot resurface a warped flywheel. That's what i was referring to.

It's also not necessary to resurface a flywheel with each new clutch, even though most car guys do it anyway. Most mechanics actually don't do it. Name a major car manufacturer, and I can almost guarantee you that they just sandpaper down the flywheel by hand when doing a clutch replacement, unless you specifically ask for a resurface.
 

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Ok, well al day went around for finding a place to get it done at... most were $450+ but i found 2 places for bout $265... new parts.. but ima just catch a ride to work tomorrow and whenever my next day off is prolly go to that place, i've asked several mech friends where to go, so im await on what they find, then go get it done, i dont wanna cheap my car out at some pos place, so ima wait a few and get a reliable place... thanx for all the help guys... :lol:

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You can disagree with it all you want but you cannot resurface a warped flywheel. That's what i was referring to.

It's also not necessary to resurface a flywheel with each new clutch, even though most car guys do it anyway. Most mechanics actually don't do it. Name a major car manufacturer, and I can almost guarantee you that they just sandpaper down the flywheel by hand when doing a clutch replacement, unless you specifically ask for a resurface.
You missundestood me. If she's been driving it around w/ that clutch slipping and slipping, she's created some heat spots. THey will do it, FORD did it for me when i had my clutch replaced on my old car, a Ford tempo. It just depends on how bad the flywheel is. If the clutch was under normal wear and ya notice that its starting to go and get it replaced, then no, they wont. But if ya dont catch it before it gets real bad, then yeh they do. I mean think about it. When's the last time you went ot a mechanic and they didnt recommend a part that needed to be changed on the side? Not to mention something that should be done anyway.
 

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RoLLiNnCaLi said:
i dont wanna cheap my car out at some pos place, so ima wait a few and get a reliable place... thanx for all the help guys... :lol:

Laci
Will you marry me? .. :oops: umm.. :x I mean.. Good idea, Laci! :D
hahaha LoL... well guyz wish me luck, ima drive my car about the 3 blocks to the auto place... i figure its not worth towing for a few blocks... altho if i break down it'll suck..LoL.. yea yea it may not be the smartest thing to do driving it.... but i've only driven with it liek that when it happened.. so wish me luck... so my car can get better :lol: vroooommmmm
 

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well guess no one cared, but i got my car back, feels so different with the new clutch and whatnot, hopefully i'll get used to it quickly, but its pretty touchy compared to my old clutch that i was used to..LoL.. well thanks for your guys help, that was the problem obviously, and hopefully my car wont give me trouble anytime soon..LoL

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congrats laci. I cared I just have too many sites to check up on.

You'll get used to it and that clutch will last you forever. I had my clutch replaced november of 01 and it's still good...although I've sold the car since...

heck what he paid for the car didn't even pay off the clutch. haha
 

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I'm about to make it to 190,000mi with the stock clutch... I'm not entirely certain she'll make it to 200k. :lol: PO babied her with perfect shifts and gentle takeoffs for the first 175k.. I'm the one that had to start racing her. BTW.. I learned to drive stick on this very escort... HA! :wink: (that was 10 years ago, btw.. holy crap... here I go feeling old again)
 

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Well, I was stupid and let my friends learn how to drive stick on my car, and my bf drives stick really hard..... he's out to sea for awhile longer, but when he gets back its seriously gonna be, "drive nicely damnit" , but then again he paid for the new clutch, so I'm not all that screwed..LoL... in all end it cost $439... whew.. thats with a new flywheel... which im assuming driving it on the freeway with the clutch out like that must have basically destroyed the flywheel, and new tranny mounts.... i really shoulda had a guy with me to make sure i needed those 2 things replaced, but hmm none my male friends were available so maybe i got screwed i dunno, but oh well thats what my bf gets for not being here!..LoL..jk... thanx guy

Laci
 
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