New clutch in 98 Honda Accord?

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manual-transmissions
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The original clutch in my car is very stiff. I recently had knee surgery and am finding it difficult to use the clutch. The car has 135K miles and I am thinking of replacing the clutch. My mechanic says he can’t be sure it will be easier. A friend had a Sachs clutch put in her 98 Honda and likes it. Any suggestions?