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Yesterday my 2006 Acura RSX Type-S decided to not start. I cranked it an uncountable amount of times and no joy no matter what I tried. Ended up replacing the starter and still got nothing. Decided to push the car to get it to start and fortunately it started right up into first gear. After that I noticed the car wouldn’t shift into Reverse which had never been a problem before as well as the clutch pedal only coming halfway up, just before the engage point. After a little muscle it did pop into reverse and could shift into any gear just fine. Drove it all the way home and the clutch pedal would stick sometimes and other times come all the way back up but seemed to be shifting normal and wasn’t slipping. Once I got it home I turned the car off and it still refuses to start. This problem seemed simple to me at first but now that I know the transmission is involved with the starting issue (I assume they’re related anyway) I’m at a lose here.
 

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Check your clutch slave cylinder and make sure nothing is obstructing it from operating properly. It is located at the front of the transmission there may be a wire harness or something close to it getting in the way same thing for the gear shift mechanism on the transmission when you change gears there is a mechanism on the transmission you can see it from the top it will move when the gear shifter switches gears. It is on the right side of the engine a little bit left of the battery. You need someone to sit in the car and shift through the gears while you look under the hood you will see it move. I have seen aftermarket cold air intakes get in the way when they become lose or a vacuum hose that goes into the side of the CAI.
 
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