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Acura TSX, Transmission, Sedan
#46 of 141 Re: Acura service is bad [johnny420]
Aug 26, 2006 (8:01 am)
Actually, I have a 2004 TSX 6sp and I've started to notice the same odd noise. It's loud, and passengers ask "what was that?" When coming out of first gear, particularly on an incline, I occasionally hear a 'howling' sound. I'm kind of upset about this, since the car only has about 30k miles and I have babied the car around. I just don't understand how it can have clutch issues so soon.
I also noticed the 'clicking' sound when I engaged the cluch pedal at an early stage -- probably 20k miles. The dealer said they lubricated something and it actually stopped, but that fix only lasted about a week. Now it does it off an on, its rather inconsistent. And now 10k miles later, I hear the howling.
Now I'm just waiting for a complete clutch failure. Is that what I can expect? From what I have read, it sounds like the dealer will not repair under warranty, either.
#47 of 141 Re: TSX Clutch gives out at 36k [joekwon]
Sep 25, 2006 (4:35 pm)
Hi, I just experienced the same problem with my 2004 Acura TSX - 5 speed. It was driving fine then, boom, on a moderate uphill grade, it lost compression, and 2 minutes later it died. I towed it to an Acura dealer who gave me a $1600 estimate. My question to you is -- how was your problem resolved -- was the root cause ever determined? Did Acura HQ cover the costs? Thanks, Dennis of Oakland, CA
#48 of 141 04 TSX MT Clutch Creaking Noise
Sep 30, 2006 (5:46 pm)
I bought a used 04 TSX 6MT Navi with 15K miles in May. (Certified used) Recently the cluch started to make a creaking noise and wasn't very smooth up or down. I took it to a different dealer in my area for what I thought would be just a lube. Turns out they replaced the clutch master cylinder. They never even drove it. All under warranty. Great service, no problems since.
#49 of 141 Re: 04 TSX MT Clutch Creaking Noise [kmccann]
Oct 01, 2006 (11:56 am)
Hi, I took my 2004 TSX into the shop - they're placing the clutch - they said it is not under warranty - in fact - the dealer said car manufacturer's do not warranty the clutch. I wonder why they consider your's "under warranty." Thanks for the reply - the clutch is a $1700 job - car's got under 50,000 miles.
#50 of 141 Re: 04 TSX MT Clutch Creaking Noise [dhejna]
Oct 02, 2006 (7:38 am)
The clutch certainly is covered under warranty, but most dealers seem to fight it tooth and nail, claiming driver abuse or something similar. A lot of people do abuse their clutches, but a clutch going out with less than 50K on the odo seems premature.
#51 of 141 Re: 04 TSX MT Clutch Creaking Noise [johnny420]
Oct 02, 2006 (8:18 am)
I'll have to read the warranty carefully. Thanks for the reply.
#52 of 141 Re: 04 TSX MT Clutch Creaking Noise [johnny420]
Oct 04, 2006 (11:03 am)
could you please let me know where you got your information from. I thought the clutch is not covered under warranty- it is a normal wear item. Usually if the clutch is defective you will know way before 50,000 miles. We have been very lucky with the many manual transmission cars we have owned all going over 100,000 miles. We do mostly highway driving so that helps. Stop and go traffic pays havic on clutches.We never rest our foot on it either. Bad habit.
#53 of 141 Re: 04 TSX MT Clutch Creaking Noise [nj2pa2nc]
Oct 05, 2006 (9:08 am)
The TSX comes with a bumper-to-bumper warranty and the clutch lies between the bumpers. I agree it's a normal wear item, but 50K miles is way premature for a clutch to fail unless it's been hammered on or abused.
I would argue vehemently with the dealer to have this covered. If that doesn't work, contact Acura and deal with them.
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong about this.
#54 of 141 Re: 04 TSX MT Clutch Creaking Noise [johnny420]
Oct 05, 2006 (9:20 am)
Typically many clutch parts are excluded from the B to B warranty as they are wear items just like brake pads, wipers, et al.
Usually wear parts in the clutch will be covered for 12K/12 months as they figure nobody should be able to kill a clutch that quickly.
#55 of 141 Re: 04 TSX MT Clutch Creaking Noise [johnny420]
Oct 05, 2006 (2:09 pm)
Thanks again for your reply. I agree re the prematurity clutch - I live outside SF - bit more hilly around here -- but still ----The service manager is keeping the parts, took pictures of the parts, said he had the "corporate service managers" look at it, etc. and say it is a "wear" problem - that I either "rode the clutch" or the previous owner did (I bought the car with 13K miles). I will pursue with Acura corporate.....unfortuntately, I've got a "bail" the car out today.....it will be a matter of me trying to get my $ back ....thx so much again for your feedback - much appreciated ...