View Full Version : D.I.Y- My clutch (driven disc and pressure plate) install on a '07 Fit

08-26-2011, 09:42 AM
Hello and Happy Friday guys!

I hope that you all have awesome plans for this weekend :D Anywhoo, the clutch on my '07 Fit was slipping something awful so I have recently replaced it. This is the first time that I've done a clutch job so it took me about 8 hours of agonizing labour; however, you may be able to perform the job quicker than I did :cool: Here's the procedure that I followed for replacing the clutch driven disc and pressure plate:

**Helpful diagrams**
Fit Clutch Case diagram (http://www.hondapartseast.com/components/honda-2007-fit-5dr-sport-ka-5mt_manual-transmission_clutch-case-m__01.html)

1. Remove the manual transaxle.

2. Check the height of the diaphragm spring fingers using the dial indicator. If the height is more than the service limit of 0.04 in. (1.0 mm), replace the pressure plate.

3. Install the clutch alignment shaft, handle, and the ring gear holder.

4. To prevent warping, unscrew the pressure plate mounting bolts in a crisscross pattern in several steps, then remove the pressure plate.
**Showing the clutch alignment shaft (A), handle (B), ring gear holder (C), pressure plate mounting bolts (D), and pressure plate (E)**

5. Inspect the fingers of the diaphragm spring for wear at the release bearing contact area.

6. Inspect the pressure plate surface for wear, cracks, and burning.

7. Use a straight edge and feeler gauge to inspect the pressure plate for warpage. Measure across the pressure plate. If the warpage is more than 0.006 in. (0.15 mm) service limit, replace the pressure plate.

8. Remove the clutch disc, the clutch alignment shaft, and handle.

9. Inspect the lining of the clutch disc for signs of slipping or oil. If the clutch disc looks burnt or is soaked with oil, replace it. Find and repair the source of the oil leak if the clutch disc is soaked.

10. Measure the clutch disc thickness. If the thickness is less than 0.20 in. (5.0 mm) service limit, replace the clutch disc.

11. Measure the rivet depth from the clutch disc lining surface to the rivets on both sides. If the rivet depth is less than 0.08 in. (0.2 mm) service limit, replace the clutch disc.

12. Note: At this point, the flywheel may also be removed and inspected. The flywheel may has to be resurfaced, or you can swap in that lightweight flywheel that you've been dying to install ;)

13. Temporarily install the clutch disc onto the splines of the transmission mainshaft. Make sure the clutch disc slides freely on the mainshaft.

14. Apply a light coat of super high temp urea grease (P/N 08798-9002) to the crankshaft pilot bearing.

15. Apply super-high temp urea grease to the splines of the clutch disc, then install the clutch disc using the clutch alignment shaft, and handle.

16. Install the pressure plate and the mounting bolts finger-tight.

17. Torque the mounting bolts in a crisscross pattern. Tighten the bolts, to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm), in several steps to prevent warping the diaphragm spring.

18. Remove the clutch alignment tool set and ring gear holder.

19. Make sure the diaphragm spring fingers are all the same height.

20. Install the transaxle.

Good lucks guys! :)

08-26-2011, 10:05 AM
OK so how was it getting the transmission out of the way and reinstalled?

09-09-2011, 10:27 AM

It was a bit of a sticky wicket, if I must be honest here. But you brought up a good point- I'm going to post up the procedure for removing the tranny! :D