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Old 04 Jul 2004, 01:45 pm
Jonathan
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Default 2004 Accord EX V-6 Coupe clutch wierdness...

I just bought an EX V-6... and the clutch is weird, it has like zero fade...
There is no intermediate range in it, it is almost as if it is either
engaged or out, no in between... Anyone else notice this? I have driven
three EX's and they are all the same (I also have a an older LX with a
stick, and its clutch is normal)...

Is this a performance clutch? Or is it unique to Honda?



Jonathan


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Old 04 Jul 2004, 04:29 pm
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EX V-6 Coupe clutch wierdness...


"Jonathan" <jrcdehc@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I just bought an EX V-6... and the clutch is weird, it has

I noticed this when I test drove one. If you try and let the pedal out
slowly you will burn the clutch over time. This is what they call a dead man
clutch. Someone not used to this car will burn the clutch in no time.


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Old 04 Jul 2004, 04:39 pm
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EX V-6 Coupe clutch wierdness...


"jack" <goose1@cox-in.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Jonathan" <jrcdehc@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:MeYFc.2824$ef4.190@news.easynews.com...
> > I just bought an EX V-6... and the clutch is weird, it has

> I noticed this when I test drove one. If you try and let the pedal out
> slowly you will burn the clutch over time. This is what they call a dead

man
> clutch. Someone not used to this car will burn the clutch in no time.
>


You usually find those in lawn mowers...

Actually, after driving it a bit, I am noticing it does have a sweet spot,
it is just very short...

However, the car has a 7 year/75,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty, so I am
not too worried...




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Old 04 Jul 2004, 06:14 pm
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EX V-6 Coupe clutch wierdness...

Jonathan wrote:
> "jack" <goose1@cox-in.com> wrote in message
> news:10egtl3e8ve8k6d@corp.supernews.com...
>>
>> "Jonathan" <jrcdehc@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:MeYFc.2824$ef4.190@news.easynews.com...
>>> I just bought an EX V-6... and the clutch is weird, it has

>> I noticed this when I test drove one. If you try and let the pedal
>> out slowly you will burn the clutch over time. This is what they
>> call a dead man clutch. Someone not used to this car will burn the
>> clutch in no time.
>>

>
> You usually find those in lawn mowers...
>
> Actually, after driving it a bit, I am noticing it does have a sweet
> spot, it is just very short...
>
> However, the car has a 7 year/75,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty,
> so I am not too worried...
>
>
>
>
> Jonathan


Check the warranty exclusions for the clutch parts....


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Old 04 Jul 2004, 07:09 pm
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EX V-6 Coupe clutch wierdness...

>
> However, the car has a 7 year/75,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty, so I

am
> not too worried...
>

I guarantee it does not cover the clutch, brakes, or any other wear item.

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Old 05 Jul 2004, 09:13 am
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EX V-6 Coupe clutch wierdness...


"Jonathan" <jrcdehc@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I just bought an EX V-6... and the clutch is weird, it has like zero

fade...
you are right it does not cover the clutch.


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Old 05 Jul 2004, 10:22 am
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EX V-6 Coupe clutch wierdness...

jack wrote:
> "Jonathan" <jrcdehc@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:MeYFc.2824$ef4.190@news.easynews.com...
>> I just bought an EX V-6... and the clutch is weird, it has like zero

> fade...
> you are right it does not cover the clutch.


Take it back and complain. With a minimum amount of miles on it, it should
not wear out, or if it just needs proper adjustment. Dealers do not like it
when one complains loudly in a busy showroom.


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Old 05 Jul 2004, 12:52 pm
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"L Alpert" <alpertl@xxcomcast.net> wrote in message
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> jack wrote:
> > "Jonathan" <jrcdehc@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:MeYFc.2824$ef4.190@news.easynews.com...
> >> I just bought an EX V-6... and the clutch is weird, it has like zero

> > fade...
> > you are right it does not cover the clutch.

>
> Take it back and complain. With a minimum amount of miles on it, it should
> not wear out, or if it just needs proper adjustment. Dealers do not like

it
> when one complains loudly in a busy showroom.
>


Nor do they like it when you contact American Honda and complain...



Jonathan


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Old 05 Jul 2004, 02:20 pm
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"G-Man" <g_foreman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> >
> > However, the car has a 7 year/75,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty, so

I
> am
> > not too worried...
> >

> I guarantee it does not cover the clutch, brakes, or any other wear item.
>


It covers the breaks in detail, but doesn't cover rotors and pads... IOW,
wear items...

The Clutch itself is not a wear item, but the clutch discs/pad, bushings,
etc are... If the clutch itself fries, it would be covered...

Generally, the exclusions only include expendable items like bulbs, pads,
fuses, etc... It does not include major subcomponents, like the clutch
itself...


Jonathan


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Old 05 Jul 2004, 02:37 pm
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EX V-6 Coupe clutch wierdness...

If you 'burn out' the clutch by riding it or abusing it, not only is the
clutch disc not covered, but the labor to R&R as well as refacing the
pressure plate & flywheel, as necessary, will be at your expense as well.
I'd be careful about guesstimating what is covered and what isn't. Most
"wear items" aren't covered and damage caused to other components by these
wear items isn't covered either nor is the labor.

However, if the clutch is defective in manufacture or function, as it
sounds may be your case, then yes, the entire job should be covered.


In article <NRhGc.19097801$Of.3166254@news.easynews.com> "Jonathan"
<jrcdehc@nospam.hotmail.com> writes:

>
>"G-Man" <g_foreman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:10eh6prke3r1jbd@news.supernews.com...
>> >
>> > However, the car has a 7 year/75,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty, so

>I
>> am
>> > not too worried...
>> >

>> I guarantee it does not cover the clutch, brakes, or any other wear item.
>>

>
>It covers the breaks in detail, but doesn't cover rotors and pads... IOW,
>wear items...
>
>The Clutch itself is not a wear item, but the clutch discs/pad, bushings,
>etc are... If the clutch itself fries, it would be covered...
>
>Generally, the exclusions only include expendable items like bulbs, pads,
>fuses, etc... It does not include major subcomponents, like the clutch
>itself...
>
>
>Jonathan
>


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