Hi I recently bought a Honda Accord Exec 2010 2.2 i-dtec 210k km, I own it for about 5 days now, I have been driving with it everyday, but since yesterday, A weird problem start to occur, When I am accelerating from gear 1-2-3 everything is fine (manual transimmision) but If i go to 4th gear and accelerate from 2000-3000 rpm, The revs are going up but the car does not accelerate, the same happens for gear 5, but gear 6 is back to normal, It looks like a cluth is sleeping but it's fine for lower revs and lower gears, The clutch seems fine, Any one had a this problem previously?? or knows whats the cause?

  • If the revs are going up in any gear, the clutch is definitely slipping, get it replaced,
    – Moab
    Oct 9, 2019 at 14:12
  • Why do you think there is a recall?
    – Solar Mike
    Oct 9, 2019 at 15:18
  • Also at 210K km (130K miles) it's very possible the clutch is due for replacement
    – Techlord
    Oct 9, 2019 at 21:21
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    In a manual transmission vehicle (traditional 3rd pedal manual) there is no way any computer related, sensor related, or engine related issue (with exception of too much power/torque) can affect the clutch in such a way as to cause it to slip. The clutch is actuated solely by the clutch pedal which either drives a cable or hydraulic cylinder to actuate said clutch. If the vehicle is still stock with no power modifications the only reason for slippage is a worn clutch, bad pressure plate, or something holding the clutch out - like an improperly adjusted cable or pedal.
    – Techlord
    Oct 10, 2019 at 19:09
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    So it probably slips when the turbo kicks because at that point the engine starts producing much more power than without the turbo. As to why is only slips on gear 4 & 5, I'm not entirely sure. Is the car able to be moved at all by these gears? Like if you put it into 4 or 5 can you get the car to move at all regardless of clutch slip?
    – Techlord
    Oct 10, 2019 at 19:13

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In conclusion This was the clutch slipping, I have asked a mechanic friend, about this strange behaviour, He said that sometimes dirt/dust? (I am not very good at this stuff, but I think that's what he meant) builds on the clutch, Thats why the clutch was fine on lower gears and not on higher, He told me to "burn the clutch" a little bit in gear 5,6, Strangely Enough this worked and the clutch does not slip anymore. I have driven 400km since that "fix" and not onces the clutch slipped. He also said that this is very common in Honda Accords.

To be honest I'm still confused on How this have worked but it did, any further explanation would be appreciated.

  • Well, I just hope it keeps working for you.
    – Techlord
    Oct 11, 2019 at 18:52

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