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Old 01-24-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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I have been having some problems putting it in first and reverse in the morning. Its like it doesnt want to go in when im sitting still. I pump my clutch a couple times then I can push it in. Is it just the cold weather or is it some thing that is wrong with my clutch? Comments plz.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:07 PM   #2
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My 94 Accord used to do the same thing. I'm not sure what it is that causes it exactly. It never got bad enough for me to want to look into it really.
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So you dont think its the clutch it self? If it gets any worse I was thinking about getting a new clutch. But this only happeneds when it sits in the cold for a while. But once the car warms up then it shifts fine.
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well im not a manual guy, but maybe the throw out bearing??? just a thought
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no its the cold. both of my cars do it too. i was told that since its been so cold around here (like 0 at night) that the tranny fluid will settle cause it to be hard to shift at first. when the car warms up it stops right?
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i don't think it's the cold actually. Tranny oil is very viscous wouldn't really be affected terribly by the cold. I do think that it's possible that your slave cylinder is wearing out. that would explain the need to pump the clutch to get it to work. 1st and reverse are the more difficult to engage gears as well, which could explain why you're not having problems with the other gears. just my .02 though
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It's probably the cold, try swapping the fluid to either GM Synchromesh FM or the Penzoil synchromesh fluid. Honda MTL sucks in cold weather. If it were a mechanical problem I would imagine it doing it all the time regardless of ambient temperature.
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It seems like a lot of the people are experiencing it. It happens to me too. When I start the car off in the morning, it'd be hard to shift at first but once it gets warmed-up, it'd all be fine. I do think it is the cold. I wouldn't worry too much about it unless you start experiencing while you are driving, even after warming the car up. But then its really up to you.
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Alright thanks guys. Yea its only when it sits for a while then its hard to start then it gos back to normal. Thanks for your help guys.
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It's probably the cold, try swapping the fluid to either GM Synchromesh FM or the Penzoil synchromesh fluid. Honda MTL sucks in cold weather. If it were a mechanical problem I would imagine it doing it all the time regardless of ambient temperature.
i don't believe they sell the friction modified anymore.
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