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2003 Honda Civic - Clutch/Transmission Problem??


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Hello!  My Civic has been pretty much trouble free for it's 200,000 miles (other than a radiator last year).  All of a sudden, while driving home from work I had a difficult time shifting through the gears.  By the time I got home, I could barely shift into 1st gear and the car made an awful grinding noise.  I assume that my clutch went out, but I was wondering if I had transmission issues as well.  Since the car is 18 years old, would it be worth getting repaired?  How much would repairs range?  

Thank you!!  

It sounds like a stick shift but can you clarify if its an automatic or manual transmission?

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If it is manual, see if you can put in gears while the car is off, if so, your clutch needs replacement. If not, then we talk about transmission issues.

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Thank you for the reply.  I was able to put it in all of the gears while the engine was off.  Now, I have to decide if it is worth it to have it repaired...