Honda Accord/Prelude 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Adjustments

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PEDAL HEIGHT/FREE-PLAY ADJUSTMENT



1984-89 Accord and 1984-87 Prelude

See Figure 1

  1. Measure the clutch pedal disengagement height.
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  3. Measure the clutch pedal free-play.
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  5. Adjust the clutch pedal free-play by turning the clutch cable adjusting nut, found at the end of the clutch cable housing near the release shaft.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Clutch adjustment on 1984-89 Accord and 1984-87 Prelude

  1. Turn the adjusting nut until the clutch pedal free-play is 0.6-1.0 in. (15-25mm).
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  3. After adjustment, make sure the free-play at the tip of the release arm is 0.12-0.16 in. (5.2-6.4mm).
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Too little free-play will lead to clutch slippage and premature wear; excessive play will lead to difficult shifting. Inspect the clutch free-play frequently and adjust as necessary.

1990-95 Accord and 1988-95 Prelude

See Figure 2

The clutch is self-adjusting to compensate for wear. The total clutch pedal free-play is 0.35-0.59 in. (9-15mm). If there is no clearance between the master cylinder piston and pushrod, the release bearing is held against the diaphragm spring of the pressure plate, resulting in clutch slippage.

  1. Loosen the locknut on clutch pedal switch A; back off the pedal switch until it no longer touches the clutch pedal. Clutch pedal switch A is the switch that contacts the clutch pedal below the clutch pedal pivot.
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  3. Loosen the locknut on the clutch master cylinder pushrod and turn the pushrod in or out to get the specified stroke and height at the clutch pedal. The pedal stroke should be 5.3-5.5 in. (135-140mm) on Prelude and 5.6 in. (142mm) on Accord. The pedal height should be 8.1 in. (207mm) on Prelude and 8.27 in. (210mm) on Accord.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Pedal height adjustment on 1990-95 Accord and 1988-95 Prelude

  1. Tighten the pushrod locknut.
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  3. Thread in clutch pedal switch A until it contacts the clutch pedal, then turn it in 1 / 4 - 1 / 2 turn further.
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  5. Tighten the locknut on clutch pedal switch A.
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