Engine & Gearbox How much for clutch change?

Discussion in '6th Generation (1997-2002)' started by exec, Tuesday 23rd Jun, 2015.

  1. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Having recently been driving around in my Uncles Civic, I've realised my clutch is pretty worn, its still on the original clutch, and it's probably got a lot of life still left in it but I wouldn't mind having a fresh new clutch. Sooo...how much would it roughly cost to get one fitted at Honda dealer?

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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I think @Nighthawk has looked at costs for replacing a clutch on an EP2.
     
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  3. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    650 off the top of my head
     
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  4. Nighthawk Guest

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    650 is what Gareth quoted me as above. Can get it done tgrough mr clutch with a 12 month guarentee using luk clutch kit for just over 300 including honda MTF change
     
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  5. Phil P Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Had mine done at Honda's last year. About £370 labour, clutch kit at £167, (discounted for some reason from £208), plus VAT, so £650 ish is about right

    If you are open to opinions as to where to get it done, mine is stay with Honda dealership.

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  6. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Woah, wait what? :Messed: Is it really that expensive? Wow I am in shock! I think I might look into my local jap garage then for labour and buy the clutch kit from Holdcroft.

    Is Mr clutch any good? they strike me as those kwik s**t and halfrauds type places. Is that £300 for parts and labour?

    It doesn't look that hard changing it by oneself, but it looks like you need a ramp to get proper access.
     
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  7. Phil P Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Local Jap garage probably better than any clutch frachise.

    Honda usually have fixed prices for certain jobs and the clutch replacement is one of them. Worthwhile at least calling them for a quote.

    Mine had only done 124K (only!) and I started to detected a slight shudder when driving off when cold. And there was an increasing niggling difficulty in selecting reverse. However, once running hot all was fine, and no identifiable clutch slip but ,rarely, that burning clutch smell. I am sure the clutch would have given thousands of more miles before actually failing but I had a little windfall so decided to get it done

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  8. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Yeh I will ring the local dealer and see what they quote, I rather use a dealer as I would expect them to do the job properly, local garages tend to take shortcuts...

    Mine is still running decent, I think I've worn it out more last few months as I've been hammering the car and dumping the clutch many a times, but I didnt realise how high the biting point is and how heavy the clutch is until driving the Civic regularly, I also have issues selecting 1st and reverse sometimes, i'm wondering if they are clutch issues now, it has also started juddering when cold, so similar symptom to yours.

    Looks like I will have an expensive year this year :SOS: but I enjoy driving this car so might aswell get the bits that make it fun working properly to enjoy it more!
     
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  9. Phil P Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Made a huge difference to mine. I had a bit of trouble with 1st gear too. Turned it into a completely different car when repaired. The pedal was coming up and and and up until there was perhaps 1cm left until it bit. I also have a CR-V manual and thought it was much more responsive, almost sporty even, compared to the Accord. No longer, by a mile. And I trust Honda Dealers too.....

    If your Accord is in good condition, like mine, it might be worth perhaps £1K, and spending more than half of its value on a repair isn't really sensible is it? Oh yes it is!

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  10. Nighthawk Guest

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    I would also prefer to get it done by Honda but personally, I don't see the necessity or the justification for such a large price difference. Again, this is my personal opinion. The diesel clutches I understand are more complicated and need specialist tools and experience to get it right, DMF checks to within tolerances etc, but clutches on petrols are so much simplier. LUK are good parts in my experience which I understand is OEM anyway. I have a good independant near me who specialise on vehicle mods and upgrades to a really decent standard, they regularly have high performance cars outside their shutters and they have also quoted me around the 300 mark as well. Il see how my money holds out towards christmas which is when I am planning on getting it down and make a decision then, but at the moment, I don't see the necessity, personally, to have Honda change the clutch on my missus EP2. If I had ramps or a pit, I would probably just do it myself even though I havent changed one for over 10 years.
     
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  11. Phil P Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Totally agree, if you know the right people to do it, or are capable of doing it yourself. Otherwise lots of cowboys out there. Unfortunately I don't know of anyone I can trust to do it around here, and the job is beyond me. And as my car is on Honda's books for full service history etc I bite the bullet and stay with them. Maybe I'll get a good trade in price with them if Honda UK produce a car in the future that I like

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  12. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I know of a Ferrari dealer who made a right pigs ear of fitting a washer pump and nozzle to an 05 Accord.

    Just because a "specialist" is coherent in one thing it doesn't mean they have the knowledge of another.
     
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  13. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I've had a clutch changed for £135, it was a £135 clutch change too with plenty of bits not quite stuck back together :Laughing:
     
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  14. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I would be happy with £300, £650 seems hell of a lot of money, i thought that sort of price was for doing diesels with DMF etc. the 6th Generation is relatively simple mechanics, the garage did my exhaust and crank seal last time, and they pretty much have Honda's in all the time amongst other jap metals, so they would have done other 6th gens, so hopefully they will do it well, but don't expect them to do it by the books, like torquing all the bits up and all the little attention to detail that you can only do when you do a job yourself!
     
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    Exactly how I see it, a clutch change on a petrol is not hard, just fiddly unless you have ramps or a pit. I havent changed a clutch in around 10 years now, but I have changed quite a few in the past, mechanics have not changed that much for a single plate clutch system. Diesel is a different story, for a diesel, I will let the manufacturer change it.
     
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  16. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Got quoted £140 for labour from an independent garage, seems decent? So with the clutch kit and fluid it should be around £200 in parts, so altogether roughly £340.

    Edit: Meant £340 and not £240!
     
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  17. Nighthawk Guest

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    Sounds decent to me mate, I had a number of locals quoting me 300 using LUK clutches
     
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  18. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Seems like a standard price then, well at least its half the cost of dealer!

    Anyone know if the LUK kits from places like EuroCarparts is the same one supplied by Honda OEM?
     
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  19. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Normally not no, the manufacturer will come up with an alternative design at a cheaper price point. But sometimes they are like for like.
     
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  20. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Might aswell stick with OEM, guaranteed to fit and work.
     
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