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I already have the same car/yr. but this one has AC. It's for sale @ $1200 but had a rattling noise when idling but when push clutch down, it goes away. I had estimates to repair and AAMCO is $1700 (w/ new clutch rec.) and Honda $1400.....is that way too high and is it worth investing $ before I buy this vehicle that I know had 2 owners to date. No accidents other but has dings and prob. needs new tires.
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I already have the same car/yr. but this one has AC. It's for sale @ $1200 but had a rattling noise when idling but when push clutch down, it goes away. I had estimates to repair and AAMCO is $1700 (w/ new clutch rec.) and Honda $1400.....is that way too high and is it worth investing $ before I buy this vehicle that I know had 2 owners to date. No accidents other but has dings and prob. needs new tires.
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I already have the same car/yr. but this one has AC. It's for sale @ $1200 but had a rattling noise when idling but when push clutch down, it goes away. I had estimates to repair and AAMCO is $1700 (w/ new clutch rec.) and Honda $1400.....is that way too high and is it worth investing $ before I buy this vehicle that I know had 2 owners to date. No accidents other but has dings and prob. needs new tires.
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Yes, it sounds like a bad input shaft bearing. Is that what the quotes are for? A throwout bearing would have the opposite symptom, noisy when pushed in and quiet when released. It should probably have the synchro mod performed. I doubt those guys would do that.
 

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Yes, it sounds like a bad input shaft bearing. Is that what the quotes are for? A throwout bearing would have the opposite symptom, noisy when pushed in and quiet when released. It should probably have the synchro mod performed. I doubt those guys would do that.
Yes, it sounds like a bad input shaft bearing. Is that what the quotes are for? A throwout bearing would have the opposite symptom, noisy when pushed in and quiet when released. It should probably have the synchro mod performed. I doubt those guys would do that.
Is that a more expensive job, or same range?
 

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Gearbox has to come out and apart, may as well do synchro and clutch etc while you are at it.
You will thank me later.

ISB = Similar price range but more $ labour and less $ parts than clutch.
 

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Thanks for input. Not sure if worth putting that $ into the car but price seemed right from get-go since was $1200. Also, for an '00 Insight, 165K mis. also pretty good. Time to decide!
 

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It is probably a lot more money as I assume they were just quoting R&R the transmission plus the cost of the clutch parts. With the ISB that all has to happen plus the transmission has to come apart parts replaced. And I don't think you want to do that without performing the synchro mods. KLR3CYL could give you an idea of cost to have a professional do it, but I don't know if there is anyone in your area that knows about the mod. I've heard of people paying 3-$400 to R&R a transmission so maybe buying one from someone like Scott and having a local replace it is the way to go. But then you still probably want to do the clutch and rear motor mount.
 
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