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Old 06-06-2008, 11:28 AM   #103 (permalink)
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I suggest you change the clutch first and see how the tranny works after you do that.

I did a clutch job for a friend with a honda accord, and the clutch was worn but not quite slipping yet. The car had awful problems shifting, with a nasty, snappng sound. After we changed the clutch, all the shifting problems went away, the tranny was smooth as silk. The old clutch friction plate was worn down to the point where the brass rivets holding the friction material on had been rubbing on the flywheel and pressure plate. Somehow it must have been snagging/catching, although I cannot come up with a plausible explanation of WHY.

It would be a shame to spend time/money on tranny work if the worn clutch is the source of all the problems.
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