Honda Accord Clutches and Parts
Whether your Honda Accord has a manual or an automatic transmission, it uses a clutch. The clutch helps your Honda to stop as the engine is constantly turning even though the wheels are not. While your Honda Accord parts are durable, over time with normal wear and tear, you may find it necessary to replace the clutch and some of its associated parts.How does the clutch in your Honda Accord work?
The clutch is the part of the vehicle that allows you to switch from one gear to the other, either manually or automatically. It allows for a pause in the transmission without stopping the engine. The clutch is a vital part of both manual and automatic vehicles and must be repaired or replaced immediately in the event of an issue.What clutch parts may need to be replaced?
The clutch on your Accord involves several parts, and each must be working in order for the clutch to perform properly.
- Clutch master cylinder: The purpose of the clutch master is to house brake fluid. When the clutch is pressed, brake fluid moves from the master to the slave and deploys the clutch.
- Clutch hose: The clutch hose runs between the master and the slave. It carries the brake fluid.
- Slave cylinder: The slave is joined to the master by a hose. When the brake fluid reaches it, it deploys the clutch.
- Clutch kit: A clutch kit comes with several parts, including a clutch disc, pressure plate, and more. You may want to purchase a kit if you need to replace several parts on your Honda.
When you get ready to change the clutch and its associated parts for Honda Accord, you may go to a mechanic, or as it is a fairly simple procedure, you may choose to do it yourself.
- Park your Accord on a flat part of your driveway or street. Jack up the front end of your Honda.
- Before you can reach the clutch, you will first need to move the transaxle. You will first need to detach the clutch cable and the positive side of the battery.
- You will then need to unscrew the bolts on the engine mount and take out the transaxle.
- You are now ready to take out the faulty clutch. You will need to take it and the flywheel out. If the flywheel has any issues, you may want to go ahead and replace it with a new one. You will also need to clean the area around the flywheel.
- Once you have reattached the flywheel, it is time to put on your new clutch. You will then reattach the transaxle and attach the clutch and battery cables.
- Drive your Accord to make sure everything is working properly within your vehicle.