The clutch on your Honda Accord is designed to disconnect the wheels from the engine so that the wheels do not keep turning when the car is stopped. Without this feature, your Honda Accord engine would die each time you came to a stop. When the Honda Accord clutch goes bad, you will often see fluid around the shaft of the clutch pedal. You can replace the clutch in your Honda Accord in about eight to 10 hours, saving you a lot of money on the cost of the labour.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- 4-by-4 inch wood block
- Car jack
- Two jack stands
- Tire tool
- Socket wrench set
- Pry bar
- Torque wrench
- Loctite thread
- Clutch alignment tool
- Transmission fluid
Put the Honda Accord transmission into "Park" and place a wood block behind one of the rear tires to prevent the car from rolling backward. Use a car jack to raise the front end of the vehicle and place a jack stand under both sides of the axle to lift the front end.
Take off both front tires to give yourself plenty of room to work and set the tires off to the side. Place a drain pan underneath the transmission drain plug and remove the plug with a socket wrench.
Move the drain pan out of the way so you don't accidentally spill it. Unbolt the transmission housing by using a socket wrench to remove the bolts and then slowly pull the transmission axle out using a pry bar and mallet.
Undo the transmission bolts with a socket wrench and detach the sensors that are sitting on the back of the transmission. Disconnect the engine mount bolt just below the transmission and then disconnect the three nuts that are connecting the transmission to the engine mount.
Place a jack under the transmission to hold it up and then remove the bolts on the dust cover of the transmission. Undo the six bolts that hold the pressure plate on the transmission and then take off the eight bolts that hold the flywheel.
Set your torque wrench to 76 foot pounds and place the new flywheel on the transmission using a crisscross pattern as you tighten the bolts with the torque wrench. Use an alignment tool, which you can get at your local automotive supply, to check the alignment as you install the pressure plate.
Attach the pressure plate over the flywheel with the torque wrench set at 19 foot pounds. Set the new throwout bearing in place in the clutch plate that came with the new clutch and slide the transmission shaft back into place.
Reattach the dust cover over the transmission with bolts and then attach the transmission to the engine mount with the bolts that you removed earlier. Reattach the engine mount bolt above the transmission and then attach the sensors to the back of the transmission.
Attach the transmission housing with the socket wrench and secure the drain plug to the bottom of the transmission. Put both front tires back on the Honda Accord.
Raise the vehicle up and remove both jack stands from the axles and then lower the vehicle to the ground. Refill the transmission with fluid and take the wood block out from behind the back wheel.
How to Replace a Honda Accord Clutch
Tips and warnings
- Use Loctite thread on the bolts as you mount the flywheel. This will keep it from coming undone.
- To prevent getting burnt, let the engine cool down before attempting to work on it.
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