Squeak at the Clutch Pedal – 2001-2004 Honda

A02-002
January 11, 2005

 

Applies To: See VEHICLES AFFECTED

 

Squeak at the Clutch Pedal

(Supersedes 02-002, dated September 21, 2004)

 

SYMPTOM

A squeak, a twang, or a notchy feel when the clutch pedal is pressed.

 

PROBABLE CAUSE

The clutch master cylinder spring is rubbing on the outer diameter of the piston when the pedal is pressed, or the master cylinder quick connect is moving.

 

VEHICLES AFFECTED

Accord 4-door (L4)
2003: ALL
2004: From VIN 1HGCM5…4A000001 thru 1HGCM5…4A057314
2004: From VIN JHMCM5…4C000001 thru JHMCM5…4C015530

Accord 2-door (L4)
2003: ALL
2004: From VIN 1HGCM7…4A000001 thru 1HGCM7…4A009554 Accord 2-door (V6)
2003: ALL
2004: From VIN 1HGCM8…4A000001 thru 1HGCM8…4A010132

Civic 4-door
2001–03: ALL
2004: From VIN 2HGES….4H500001 thru 2HGES….4H539779
2004: From VIN 1HGES….4L000001 thru 1HGES….4L010847 Civic 2-door
2001–03: ALL
2004: From VIN 1HGEM2…4L000001 thru 1HGEM2…4L029834

Civic Si
2002–03: ALL
2004: From VIN SHHEP3…4U500001 thru SHHEP3…4U500101

Civic Hybrid
2003: ALL
2004: From VIN JHMES9…4S000001 thru JHMES9…4S001890

CR-V (4WD)
2002–03: ALL
2004: From VIN SHSRD7…4U200001 thru SHSRD7…4U211567
2004: From VIN JHLRD7…4C000001 thru JHLRD7…4C002219

Element (2WD)
2003: ALL
2004: From VIN 5J6YH1…4L000001 thru 5J6YH1…4L001202 Element (4WD)
2003: ALL
2004: From VIN 5J6YH2…4L000001 thru 5J6YH2…4L002230

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Replace the master cylinder, and apply a thin film of silicone grease to the clutch line fitting.

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Silicone Grease: P/N 08C30-B0234M Squeak at the Clutch Pedal - 2001-2004 Honda » small light H/C 6110928
Brake Fluid: P/N 08798-9008 Squeak at the Clutch Pedal - 2001-2004 Honda » small light H/C 4423802

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Civic/Civic Hybrid Master Cylinder: P/N 46920-S5A-G04 Squeak at the Clutch Pedal - 2001-2004 Honda » small light H/C 7569452
Accord/Civic Si/CR-V/Element Master Cylinder: P/N 46920-S7A-A02 Squeak at the Clutch Pedal - 2001-2004 Honda » small light H/C 7604507

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

In warranty: The normal warranty applies.

Operation Number: 211101
Flat Rate Time: 0.6 hour (All Civics)
0.8 hour (Accord/CR-V/Element)
Failed Part:
Civic/Civic Hybrid: P/N 46920-S5A-G01
H/C 6571103
Accord/Civic Si/CR-V/Element: P/N 46920-S7A-A01
H/C 6729031

 

Defect Code: 03214
Symptom Code: 04201
Skill Level: Repair Technician

Out of warranty: Any repair performed after warranty expiration may be eligible for goodwill consideration by the District Parts and Service Manager or your Zone Office. You must request consideration, and get a decision, before starting work.

 

DIAGNOSIS

Have an assistant press the clutch pedal while you grasp the clutch line at the clutch master cylinder, and then at the slave cylinder. If you feel a vibration through the clutch line when you hear the noise or the noise stops, go to REPAIR PROCEDURE. If you feel no vibration or the noise does not stop, look for other causes.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

NOTICE

Do not spill brake fluid on the vehicle; it may damage the paint. If brake fluid does contact the paint, wash it off immediately with water.

  1. Remove the clutch master cylinder.

2003–04 Accord (L4): page 12-6
2003–04 Accord (V6): page 12-8
2001–04 Civic: page 12-5
2002–04 Civic Si: page 12-5
2003–04 Civic Hybrid: page 13-5
2002–04 CR-V: page 12-5
2003–04 Element: page 12-6

  • Enter keyword CLUTCH MASTER, and select

Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement from the list.

  1. Install the new clutch master cylinder, but do not attach the clutch line fitting.
  2. Apply a thin coat of silicone grease to the clutch line fitting and to the opening in the clutch master cylinder. Do not use silicone spray; it could damage the O-ring.

CLUTCH LINE FITTING

 

  1. Connect the clutch line fitting to the clutch master cylinder.
  2. Bleed the clutch hydraulic system, then top off the reservoir with brake fluid.
  3. Check to see if the noise is gone when pressing the clutch pedal.
    • If the noise is gone, the repair is complete.
    • If the noise is still present, look for other causes.
  4. Test-drive the vehicle to check for proper clutch operation.

 

A02-002

 

 

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