Hi, I have a honda civic DX 2002 sedan 5-speed manual transmission, about 154,000 miles. I took it into a Midas to get an estimate on replacing a cracked manifold and besides confirming that I had a cracked manifold I was told that I needed to have my clutch replaced. I will admit my clutch feels flimsy and squeaks sometimes. For the clutch they said it would cost $700 for parts and labor. Does replacing a clutch mean replacing the parts that come in a clutch kit? Something like this:http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...CR3172020.html
I'm sure more money can be charged since it is labor intesive to remove everything to get to the clutch, but just wanted to make sure if $700 is fair price. Should I look for something cheaper, I am in the Phoenix area.
Also a question about the manifold, is honda "picky" about the catalitic converter installed? I told them I found a manifold that cost about $350 http://www.am-autoparts.com/AM/Exhau...ource=NextagSF
They warned me that hondas are sensitive about the type of the catalytic converter installed and if I go with the wrong type my maintenance Required light would stay on and I would not be able to pass inspection. Is there any truth to this?
Thanks in advance for anyone's input.