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post #16 of 23 Old 09-30-2015, 11:18 PM
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$1900 parts and labor. Dang. I should start doing Accord clutch jobs for side work.

A clutch kit from Honda is? $600-800ish including a flywheel? Or so? Mark that up to $1k. Add $900 for labor. Or $112ish/hour. I'd be rich!

It may be cheaper to source your own parts and try elsewhere for labor. Parts selection for K series Honda clutch jobs is very important. Most shops seem to like to supply LUK clutches to K series customers. Awful. I've replaced 2 of these shitkits with far less shitty Exedy replacements on TSX's.

So if you're on a budget, Exedy works well. You likely want to buy a Honda genuine bearing set, high temp urea grease, and a release bearing guide (if accords have them). Taking the HT urea grease with you should ensure that the mechanic doesn't use anti-sieze to lube any sliding clutch parts. I've had to fix the anti-sieze situation a few times.

Your best bet is to buy a genuine honda clutch set and bearings.

A great shop around here (chicago burbs) charges $500ish for clutch job labor on TSX's/Accords.
That shop would be out of business if they were doing clutch jobs on V6 Accords and charging only $5ish for labor. The front subframe has to be dropped in order to remove the bell housing from the motor. Thats the reason for the unusually high cost for a Honda clutch job.

For the V6 Accord, LuK Clutch Co. is the OEM supplier. When replacing the clutch, it's recommended to replace the flywheel as well unless you know of a machine shop that can resurface a flywheel.

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The subframe needs to be dropped for a clutch job on an 4cyl accord as well. I've done the job on a TSX in my garage. It took me 8hrs the first time I did it, which I feel is embarrassingly long. A shop with a lift should be able to do this in 5-6hrs. The shop I'm speaking of also surfaces flywheels in house for $35.

You sure LUK supplies the stock clutch for a V6? They're awful for use on the K series. I've admittedly never worked on a 6mt 6cyl....so I wouldn't know. I thought FCC was supplying all of Honda's clutches since like 02ish....and as early as model year 00 on some cars.

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I still cant imagine any shop taking $5ish to do a V6 clutch job, but thats dirt cheap if they do. There's too many little things that have to be removed, transmission weighs more than a typical honda trans, and the clutch requires a tool to compress the spring on the pressure plate while tightening down the bolts. 8 hours is about what this job takes. Maybe some can do it faster but not by much.

7th gen V6 Accord and 3rd gen TL I've done had Luk Clutch printed on the pressure plate. You're right, FCC has been supplying Honda with most of their Manual Transmission clutch parts (F/K-series) and Automatic Transmission/CVT components since about 02. I cant explain why LUK provided the V6 clutch for Honda around that time.
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hi folks

Just wanna throw in my 2 cents. I recently had my clutch changed after it was slipping and could barely drive. I shopped around. Of course I went to the dealer first just to see what they were talking, and to get a base for how much it could POSSIBLY cost ($3k). I Went to AAMCO, they said $2400 (Clutch kit they offered was $500 for the clutch, $350 for the flywheel) with warranty on parts and labor. Last, I hit up a few "mechanics" I knew. Lowest I was quoted was $500. Now, parts. I found that the LUK clutch kit is what is used as an OEM set. I found a set INCLUDING the dual mass flyweel for just over $400 on ebay. I took that to AAMCO to see if they would use my part, and their labor, no go. So I went with my mechanic. I can not lie, it was quite stressful seeing my car in pieces, especially for 2DAYS. My mechanic did the job in my garage. When he removed the old clutch I verified it to be a LUK clutch. This was the first time the car had ever had a clutch replacement. In the end, all is well, car pulls strong, and I've even been down to the drag strip a few times with no problems. Total cost for me was $1000 (an extra $100 because a mount was busted.)

Try looking on Ebay for the parts, and a good guy that can put it on for you.
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LUK clutch and dual mass flywheel from Rockauto is around $392 shipped.

Try searching around your area for a reputable Honda/Acura Specialist, since most of those techs are factory trained and do quality work comparable to a dealership. Or ask your mechanic to charge you the labor to install a flywheel and clutch that you provide. That will reduce the cost about $400.
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Just wanna throw in my 2 cents. I recently had my clutch changed after it was slipping and could barely drive. I shopped around. Of course I went to the dealer first just to see what they were talking, and to get a base for how much it could POSSIBLY cost ($3k). I Went to AAMCO, they said $2400 (Clutch kit they offered was $500 for the clutch, $350 for the flywheel) with warranty on parts and labor. Last, I hit up a few "mechanics" I knew. Lowest I was quoted was $500. Now, parts. I found that the LUK clutch kit is what is used as an OEM set. I found a set INCLUDING the dual mass flyweel for just over $400 on ebay. I took that to AAMCO to see if they would use my part, and their labor, no go. So I went with my mechanic. I can not lie, it was quite stressful seeing my car in pieces, especially for 2DAYS. My mechanic did the job in my garage. When he removed the old clutch I verified it to be a LUK clutch. This was the first time the car had ever had a clutch replacement. In the end, all is well, car pulls strong, and I've even been down to the drag strip a few times with no problems. Total cost for me was $1000 (an extra $100 because a mount was busted.)

Try looking on Ebay for the parts, and a good guy that can put it on for you.
I wonder if your mechanic would do the same clutch job again for you and charge $500...
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I still cant imagine any shop taking $5ish to do a V6 clutch job, but thats dirt cheap if they do. There's too many little things that have to be removed, transmission weighs more than a typical honda trans, and the clutch requires a tool to compress the spring on the pressure plate while tightening down the bolts. 8 hours is about what this job takes. Maybe some can do it faster but not by much.

7th gen V6 Accord and 3rd gen TL I've done had Luk Clutch printed on the pressure plate. You're right, FCC has been supplying Honda with most of their Manual Transmission clutch parts (F/K-series) and Automatic Transmission/CVT components since about 02. I cant explain why LUK provided the V6 clutch for Honda around that time.
8 hours at $500 is $62.50/hr. Which is about the right rate for an independent shop. Honda dealer rates are about $95-100/hr. And they'll bill you for book time (probably 12ish hours).

Finding an independent shop that is efficient is key. The job on an i4 can be done on a lift in like 6hrs(the first time I did it, it took me 8hrs in a garage with jackstands...and I'm not a professional mechanic)....so maybe allow another 2hrs for a V6 to be on the safe side.

The shop I'm referring to is a "performance" shop. I think those places are good to go to as long as they have been in business a while and are reputable. Again...taking your own parts or specifying the parts you want is helpful.
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I replaced the clutch in my V6 about 3 years and 35K miles ago as well. I used a LUK clutch kit (I have pictures to confirm that the clutch coming out was LUK as well) and reused the flywheel. Per a local clutch shop I just scuffed up the flywheel's friction surface with some sand paper to make sure that the new clutch bedded properly. It's been working perfectly ever since.

LMK if you have any specific questions about the job, and I'll help if I can remember.

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