2004 Acura TL, 6 speed MT, 300k miles The transmission has always been butter smooth even with the high miles. Out of the blue a few days ago I noticed shifting into 5th or 6th was met with a good amount of resistance. Then the next day all gears including reverse, including grinding moving into 5th gear (that never happens). Today it was a struggle to even get into 1st or reverse, even pushing as hard as I really wanted to on the shifter. I was thinking it was synchros worn out, but I started treating it like I was trying to shift without the synchros. Blipping the throttle somewhat on a shift and as the RPMs fell while putting mild pressure on the shifter it would "fall" into gear. And then the light bulb went off, I've played around with shifting without the clutch and that's how it felt. Getting into 1st while stopped is almost impossible now, while moving I can get around it. When stopped, clutch depressed and trying to move into 1st gear from neutral I noticed the car ever so barely tries to move forward...and I mean BARELY to the point that I could be doing that by just moving my body forward. The engine just BARELY drops 100 rpm. Does this tell me the clutch is not fully engaged even though my foot is on the floor? I'm guessing it's hopefully clutch fluid but any other ideas? Thanks -edit- pics of clutch that was eventually replaced, hmm...I see no springs on the friction plate.