Join Date: 7th October 2013
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Correct diagnosis needed for clutch
I have a civic 2.2 2008 - covered a good 165,000+.
I've have covered over 50,000 miles without any major problem.
I've noticed a rattling over the past year or and naturally assumed it was the clutch release bearing.
Noise has got louder over the past few months and is very apparent with a light touch of the clutch pedal whilst i am driving
Over the past three weeks it would randomly stiffen going into gear and have a jerky biting point. There is no sign of the clutch slipping at all- acceleration is as it should be.
Over the past week it has started doing this:
Works smoothly, absolutely fine, then suddenly will refuse to go into gear at all.
I have to quickly pump the clutch pedal for about 10 seconds and its go into gear- all be it very stiff. Then some jerky, stiff gear changes and back to being normal with no problems at all.
This happens almost everyday now. Today it happened once in about 45 mins of driving.
I have had three different opinions:
Clutch and flywheel need replacing.
Master cylinder is faulty.
Transmission fluid needs bleeding.
Any suggestion as to what it could be-
Please ask me more questions as I'm not sure I have described it correctly.