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I have a 2011 crz base model 6-speed manual transmission with 88,000 miles on it. Bought it used in september 2013 with 43,000 miles on it in impeccable condition. Over the past two weeks I've noticed a clicking noise whenever I press the gas pedal while shifting from 1st through 4th gears...the clicking noise becomes minimal in 5th and 6th. The clicking sound has become progressively worse and is loud enough to definitely be heard by passers by if I'm driving into a pkg lot in 1st gear slowly for pedestrians to cross and so forth....I took the car to a trusted auto mechanic specializing in Japanese cars and his diagnosis was that the transmission may be going out. At 88k miles he said it might still be covered under warranty and that its unusual that a car with so few miles would have a transmission problem. He mentioned that manual transmissions in civics have historically been problematic for whatever reason and that the crz may have the same problems. Anyone have the same problem and if so, how much did it cost for a rebuilt transmission? Any feedback suggestions are welcomed!
 

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My not have been really in 'impeccable condition' when you bought it---early models were notoriously used for street racing---warranty is way gone, so you're looking @ about $2500-3k for another trans
 

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So, took it to my local honda dealership last week, they explored the transmission and found that the transmission itself was fine...however, there are a pair of bearings and one of those bearings became loose and caused the clicking sound as I ran through the gears. Total cost, labor, parts and tax = $1740.
 

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I'm having the SAME EXACT issue with my 6 spd manual transmission. Took my car to two different dealerships and the first one gave a similar estimate and diagnosis as yours. The second dealership said I need to get the whole transmission replaced.

Looks like it's a common issue...
 

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I'm having the SAME EXACT issue with my 6 spd manual transmission. Took my car to two different dealerships and the first one gave a similar estimate and diagnosis as yours. The second dealership said I need to get the whole transmission replaced.

Looks like it's a common issue...
Dealers will avoid Transmission work because it is lots of work to remove the engine and transmission to just troubleshoot it, and they get very little money for it if a warranty failure.

If you are out of warranty take it to a transmission specialist. Dealers usually do not have a lot of specially trained transmission mechanics that can work on them and they will try to do a replacement rather than a repair because they can get more money for that and it requires a less well trained mechanic who they can pay less. The amount of time to do a replacement is less than to repair it.

IMHO there are too few data points to call this a common issue.
 

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So, took it to my local honda dealership last week, they explored the transmission and found that the transmission itself was fine...however, there are a pair of bearings and one of those bearings became loose and caused the clicking sound as I ran through the gears. Total cost, labor, parts and tax = $1740.
what exactly was the bearing you replaced?
 
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