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1985 Honda Accord clutch slip and other advice

I recently purchased a 1985 Accord. It has 186K on it. Other than the normal maintainance stuff (oil, change all filters and fluids), and the timing belt/water pump, what else should I check/change? It runs strong, but the clutch slips a little when you let off the gas and get back on it. Periodically you can hear it slip when it is in fifth gear, and it likes to slip out of fourth after about ten seconds. Feels like the clutch, not the tranny. Would trying to tighten the clutch get me a few more months? Any advice would be appreciated!

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  • nailgirl1022 Jun 07, 2009

    Thank you! We will start the process with adjusting and see! If not, I'll start checking parts prices. This car was a steal at $400... everything works too... even the cruise control!

  • marionbagget May 11, 2010

    Honda 1985 Accord

    Slippng clutch should be fixed. It's unsafe to pass in two-way traffic among other things.

    It may be wearing the flywheel also.



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Try adjusting clutch first.if it still slips in 4th and 5th.then you have to change clutch pressure plate and clutch release bearing and check condition of fork.

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