Engine & Gearbox Clutch Service in Devon

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by imho, Saturday 6th Feb, 2016.

  1. imho Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hello lovely people!
    It seems my 2005 Accord needs a new clutch, probably flywheel as well.
    The car covered 140.000 miles, has loads of Honda service history up to 2014 but no sign about any clutch work has been done.
    Transmission fluid just been changed but NOT with honda MTF 3 (titan race srg 75).
    Symptoms are the following:
    - the clutch bite point is low, clutch pedal is hard
    - when warmed up slight hesitation around 2100 RPM
    - once when I accelerated vividly I could not change gear at all ( after a minute the problem was gone)
    - once clutch was slipping in 1st gear

    Question 1 is whether I should bleed the clutch and try to adjust the clutch pedal (including cruise control switch) before I spend a lot of money on the clutch service?
    Question 2 is there any other recommended option (near Torbay, Devon) than get this done by Honda? (Currently the LUK full kit including flywheel would cost £480 at eurocarparts.)
    Finally should I just replace the clutch and leave the DMF if it is still ok? Is there any clear sign that the DMF is in need to be replaced?

    Any help is much appreciated!
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Worth a go but it does sound like the clutch is worn.

    It would be an expensive job if done by Honda but I can't advise who you can go to nearby where you live.

    Once the DMF is removed, only then can it be checked for damage and free play.
     
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  3. tonygw Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    I would try to find a clutch specialist but avoid the big chains if poss as they never give me a warm feeling.
    I think but don't quote me, the diesel version needs some special tool to fit properly and a certain level of expertise. An one thought is if the DMF is out, I would replace as a matter of course due to the work involved to get it out in the first place.

    Hopefully somebody else on here can recommend a specialist or decent garage you can use nearby.
     
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  4. jimmy1973gb Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Have you tried adjusting the clutch pedal height?
     
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  5. imho Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    thanks a lot
     
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  6. jimmy1973gb Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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  7. imho Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    No I have not yet, weather was rubbish but I am looking forward to try, do you think it would help?
     
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  8. jimmy1973gb Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    It helped my accord around a year ago, I'm still driving it and now have 170K on the original clutch. It also helped my uncles car which had a very short clutch and made it hard to drive. Just make sure you leave a little free play with the cruise control switch, you will need to slacken it off to allow you to adjust the rod to lengthen the pedal height. You will probably find a little adjustment will make a good difference. Once you sus out what you are doing the adjustment only takes around 5 minutes to do.
     
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  9. imho Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks Jimmy much appreciated, I`ll try.
     
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