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2003 Accord (4cyl, EX, 5MT) throw out bearing needs replacement?

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Old 05-13-2014, 05:19 PM
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Question 2003 Accord (4cyl, EX, 5MT) throw out bearing needs replacement?

Hello members,
Disclaimer - I'm a newbie and not very mechanically knowledgeable.

I bought my first and current car (the Accord) 1 1/2 years ago with 171xxx miles on it. The clutch had been replaced 7 months before my purchase.
But clearly, the pilot bearing was not replaced.

I have now driven the car for around 18k miles since my purchase and the throw out bearing has been whining on it since at least 12k miles.
My ex-mechanic friend (and I) think it is the throw out bearing. The whine starts when clutch is pressed and gets louder when it is fully depressed.

This whine has increased significantly and my ex-mechanic friend recommends that I have it replaced - or risk being stranded with a more expensive repair.
I can upload/link to a video of the cringe-worthy bearing whine if needed.

1. What does Honda call the "pilot bearing" and the other listed parts officially? I went to the recommended websites for honda parts but couldn't find all the parts.

2. Since I moved to Houston, I haven't managed to find a decent mechanic/transmission shop. Can y'all recommend a reliable shop for the repair?

Your input is much appreciated!
 

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Old 05-13-2014, 05:21 PM
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See my response to your other posts. Clutch throwout bearing should be manageable by most any shop.

good luck
 
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by TexasHonda View Post
See my response to your other posts. Clutch throwout bearing should be manageable by most any shop.

good luck
Thank you for your response.
Btw, I glanced at your posts, there are so many I'll go through them though...
 
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:34 AM
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You say pilot bearing and throw-out bearing. Two different things, but looking at parts drawing the Honda might not have a pilot bearing.

Pilot bearing = small bearing in center of flywheel or crankshaft, for the very end of the transmission's input shaft. Pretty common these days for the end of that shaft to float without a bearing.

Throw-out bearing = the larger thrust-bearing that actually pushes the actuating fingers of the pressure plate. That's the bearing that disengages the clutch.
 
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by tapasdesai View Post
Thank you for your response.
Btw, I glanced at your posts, there are so many I'll go through them though...
Not my posts, but your own from yesterday!

good luck
 
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