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#117 of 141 Mine was NOT covered
Mar 13, 2010 (9:08 am)
2008 Acura TSX, 6-spd, 23k miles
I recently had the third gear synchro go out on me and took it to the dealer. I've never had to replace a clutch in my life let alone have a transmission REBUILT, and this is my baby (not a scratch/dent on her, I keep this in mint condition), and definitely DO NOT race it.
I got a call from the dealer telling me my clutch was gone, and that they could replace it for $700 since the transmission was out. I fought it, called Acura Corporate, but they were of no help. The clutch was fine when I dropped the car off, but reading this thread scared me into saying yes. Anyway, dealer changed their story and told Corporate it was 25% worn, and that they only SUGGESTED I replace it (*AFTER* replacing it, of course), and that I was responsible for the charges. Long story short, I paid $400+ tax at the end of the day for a clutch replacement I don't even think I needed.
Here's the problem I'm having now though: the clutch pedal feels WAY off, it feels very light (no feedback), and the engagement point feels too close to the floor. I assume it needs to be adjusted (though the dealership said they need to "test drive" my car first, and I'm sure they'll say it's normal). Keep in mind I consider myself a pretty good driver (doesn't everybody?) and have NEVER had to replace a clutch in my life, so this is new to me. Is it normal to fall to the floor so easily after these repairs? Also, clutch engagement has always been 2"-3" off the floor on this car prior and on my other cars...when they inevitably say it's normal, I can tell them to think again and adjust it, right?
#118 of 141 Re: Mine was NOT covered [civic2k]
Mar 13, 2010 (11:39 am)
No, that is definitely NOT normal! I had mine replaced at 25K, dealer covered it for me simply bc I had done all of my service there as well as buying the car there (This is where I say Tonkin Acura in Portland, OR is awesome!!). Anyhow, the new clutch smelled a bit for a couple thousand miles but the clutch peddle felt like normal- the same as when it was new. I am up to 40K now and it still works great!
I sure hope those guys fix it properly for you!!
#119 of 141 Re: Mine was NOT covered [marenlindsey]
Mar 15, 2010 (9:11 am)
Thanks. Mine did NOT smell weird at all, couldn't smell any odd odor. From what I've read new clutches are usually "sticky" and tricky to engage in the beginning...my clutch actually SLIPPED for a while in the beginning (granted I picked it up right after a snowstorm, there were still flurries). The only other trickiness I have to deal with is an odd feeling clutch and an engagement point close to the floor. Hmmmm.
The shifter has even popped out of gear a few times (this is new to me), but maybe it's the rebuilt transmission breaking in...it shifted real clunky in the beginning but has progressively gotten better.
After reading around a bit, I'm thinking (hoping) there's just air in the system. Wish me luck!
#120 of 141 Re: Mine was NOT covered [civic2k]
Mar 15, 2010 (4:15 pm)
I Do wish you luck! I know how devastating something like that is when it happens to your like new car (I still think of mine as new)!! =)
#121 of 141 Re: Mine was NOT covered [civic2k]
Mar 16, 2010 (3:56 am)
much luck to you-
I still consider my 06 tsx new even with the almost 100,000 problem free miles. I am very protective of where I park, wash it often and it is garage kept. I make sure the maintenance is done.
#122 of 141 Mine failed at 57K miles
Jul 24, 2010 (6:16 am)
Like the rest of you, my clutch failed at 57K miles. I own a 06 TSX that I bought new and I have been driving MT all my life a never had a clutch fail on me this early.
I initially took it in to the dealer and they replaced the slave cylinder (warranty repair) but that did not fix the problem. I just had the clutch, PP, T/O bearing, and Flywheel replaced for a whopping $1500. I went to pick it up yesterday, the clutch is extremely light and releases to high of the ground....this is not normal and they say it is..i do not agree, and they say there is no adjustments?
Secondly, I drove off the lot with it, took it out on the highway and it started making a turbine noise over 65mph...i took it right back and it is back in the shop....has anyone had these problems? The car was pretty much perfect before I took it in...now it feels like a completely different car. I am really disappointed with the service...any suggestions would be welcomed!
#123 of 141 06 TSX clutch replaced at 44k
Aug 07, 2010 (10:54 am)
Yep, never had to replace a clutch before. Been driving MT from 14 years now. The price they are charging me sounds ridiculous...$2400. I was going to have the tires done as well...set of 4...$1000+. Air bag sensor replacement (I didn't hit anything)...$325. Brake pads and rotor "resurfacing"...whatever. Chance I'll ever buy another Acura? Zero!!!!
#124 of 141 Re: Mine was covered [marenlindsey]
Aug 07, 2010 (10:59 am)
My dealer made it sound like 4years, 50K miles, would keep it under warrenty. Of course mine went at 4 years, 3 months. BS.
#125 of 141 Re: 06 TSX clutch replaced at 44k [spyjai007]
Aug 07, 2010 (11:14 am)
sorry to hear that. I also own a 06 6MT tsx, bought new 11/17/06. Replaced the OEM Michelin tires at 74,000 miles with Yokohama Avid 4v-s tires. Do not like them-lose traction on wet pavement and very noisy. I have the original brake pads and rotors and no problems with the clutch after almost 110,000 problem free miles. love it. The warranty on my tsx expired at 18 months (had 50,000 miles then)
#126 of 141 Re: Mine failed at 57K miles [devstsx]
Aug 09, 2010 (10:56 am)
I have an '05M TSX in the shop right now. 73k miles, fluids and wear items well maintained, experienced driver. Had the clutch replaced at a Honda dealership three weeks ago. Experienced the same turbine noise at 65mph after clutch replaced. Service engine soon light came on this morning. Code came up as P0341 CMP sensor out of range (basically stretched timing belt.) The prevailing theory among my peers is that "torque was applied to the crankshaft to remove flywheel, crankshaft would want to turn but be resisted by chain and valves, flywheel should probably be locked with a crank lock tool or something. Just guessing. Kind of coincidental it happened after a honda dealer did the work. Maybe they lacked a special tool?" Trying to look up repair manual pdf on the internet now. Good Luck.