Go Back   Honda Civic Forum > Honda Civics by Generation > 7th Gen > Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum
Register Forgot Password?
Register Photo Gallery FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Experience Used CarsGarageVendor Directory
Welcome to Honda Civic Forum

Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum If you've got a problem you just can't figure out, a noise you can't diagnose, or a Check Engine Light that won't go away, ask about it here!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-30-2009   #1 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 0
stock03 is an unknown quantity at this point
Question changing a clutch on a 2001 civic ex

I'm ready to start working on my car. Any advice for changing the clutch, or is it pretty much straight forward?
stock03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009   #2 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 65
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 71
LemmieHill is a jewel in the rough LemmieHill is a jewel in the rough LemmieHill is a jewel in the rough
Re: changing a clutch on a 2001 civic ex

Its fairly easy. Just make sure to support your tranny when you drop it because you do not want to bend the input shaft. Make sure to resurface or get a new flywheel and pressure plate. Also dont forget to replace throw out bearing. When you go back together, you should not have to force it together. You dont want to mess the splines up if you force it.
LemmieHill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009   #3 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 0
stock03 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: changing a clutch on a 2001 civic ex

So far so good. But now I'm at the point where I need to remove the axles. Is there an easy way to remove the lower "A-arm" (not sure what it's called) without the Honda tool? Once I get the axles off, I should have the car up and running soon.

Also, I'll be getting a new clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing tomorrow.

Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.
stock03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009   #4 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 65
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 71
LemmieHill is a jewel in the rough LemmieHill is a jewel in the rough LemmieHill is a jewel in the rough
Re: changing a clutch on a 2001 civic ex

Im not to sure about those drive axels. A-arm or lower control arm but you should be able to remove with regular tools. Your best bet would be to get a bentley or hanes manual. If you are spending the money to get all that, get a better flywheel but you will need to resurface the OEM one if you do not get a new one.! And since your doing all this tranny work, you should flush it and put in some good synthetic tranny oil. Look at this pic. maybe it will help.

http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/...tcgry5=KNUCKLE
LemmieHill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009   #5 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 0
stock03 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: changing a clutch on a 2001 civic ex

Great picture/diagram! Thanks. I have plenty of tools, to include a sledge hammer (I used a sledge hammer taking off an A-arm before, but this Honda one looks kind weak, and I'm worried I'll bend it). And ideas how to separate the A-arm from the ball joint? Or just "tap" it until it pops out?

Again, thanks for your help!
stock03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009   #6 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 0
stock03 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: changing a clutch on a 2001 civic ex

UPDATE:

Almost complete. First test drive tomorrow.
stock03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009   #7 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 0
stock03 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: changing a clutch on a 2001 civic ex

It's finished! Runs like a champ!!!
stock03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009   #8 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 65
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 71
LemmieHill is a jewel in the rough LemmieHill is a jewel in the rough LemmieHill is a jewel in the rough
Re: changing a clutch on a 2001 civic ex

How long start ton finish?
LemmieHill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009   #9 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 0
stock03 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: changing a clutch on a 2001 civic ex

Quote:
Originally Posted by LemmieHill View Post
How long start ton finish?
About 10 hours. But I marked EVERY bolt with tape and amarker so I knew exactly where it went. This helped alot, because after this job, I didn't have any extra parts.
stock03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009   #10 (permalink)
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Age: 26
Posts: 182
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 0
Protan988 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: changing a clutch on a 2001 civic ex

Honda doesnt make synthetic atf.
Protan988 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009
CivicForums
Honda Civic




Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
Reply


Tags
01 , 2001 , 2002 , change , changing , civic , clutch , honda , install , installation , lx , plate , replacing , tools , transmission

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

  
User Login
Our Partners


used new
Top 10 Threads
Maintenance required light
Who's had a bad transmission? *UPDATED*
Is your Check Engine Light, SRS Light, Or ABS Light On? If so, Please Read
P0135 O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
Your answer may be here! TSB / Honda Complaint Address / Etc...
DRL Problem
ODB II Codes
DIY: replacing power window motor assembly on my civic coupe
Replacement Key Immobilizer Programming
Overheating common causes - reference


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:45 AM.

   
Advertising - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All Content Copyright 2007 CivicForums.com
Emails Backup