Help: 2003 Civic losing acceleration power

Discussion in 'Civic' started by michaelschmichael, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Admittedly, I don't know much about cars. I drive a manual 2003 Civic
    LX, about 33,000 miles. I have gotten the oil changed regularly, but I
    have failed to do some of the other required maintainence because of a
    lack of money.

    Lately, I notice that I don't have as much power when accelerating. My
    tachometer climbs more than it usually does, though I still can keep it
    under 4000, generally. I notice that even though I'm careful not to
    slip the clutch much, I get a louder engine noise than usual when

    To put it in my very imprisice language, the car behaves almost as if I
    am driving with my foot a couple of inches on the clutch. It's as if
    not all the power is being transmitted.

    Does that make sense, and is there someone with a suggestion? Thanks
    for any info you may provide!
    michaelschmichael, Mar 9, 2005
  2. michaelschmichael

    Pars Guest

    A good way to check if the clutch is slipping is to cruise in 2nd, at round
    5000rpm, abruptly let off the gas and floor it immediately after... If the
    clutch is bad, you should notice an rpm surge without any noticeable

    Pars, Mar 9, 2005
  3. michaelschmichael

    tony kujawa Guest

    TAKE IT TO THE DEALER, YOU ARE UNDER WARRANTY. Why is this so hard for
    people to understand.
    tony kujawa, Mar 9, 2005
  4. michaelschmichael

    Bucky Guest

    This may be a dumb question, but if the clutch is slipping, wouldn't it
    start to smell burnt?
    Bucky, Mar 9, 2005
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