It has been a GREAT car! No problems and then at 82000 with no warning, the clutch froze and wouldn’go into gear. I coasted into the dealer and learned, after analysis, that one spring had broken. The clutch still had 40% on it, but one spring had snapped. I saw it. They replaced with a Honda Clutch disk with new pilot bushing, throw-out bearing, rear main seal, pressure plate, and manual transmission fluid. This description is taken from the invoice.
So, my question is, could my driving have caused this? A friend, the other day, said I am waiting too long to shift to 2nd and it could cause the problem, he thought. I usuall shift around 3000, but now am shifting from 1st to 2nd at 15mph per manual. I thought the only problem with delaying shifting was poor gas mileage, as long as I didn’t go into red, which I don’t. I want to prolong the life of this new clutch and want to make sure I am treating it gently.
Has anyone heard of the clutch spring defect? Thanks!