Honda Accord: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Clutch Reassembly - Shafts and Clutches - Transaxle - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Clutch Reassembly

Special Tools Required

Clutch Spring Compressor Set 07LAE-PX40000

NOTE: Hold the spring compressor in a vise with soft jaws. Be careful not to damage the clutch drum.

1 Soak the clutch discs thoroughly in ATF for at least 30 minutes.

2. Install a new O-ring (A) in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd clutch pistons (B), and install a new O-ring (C) on the clutch drums (D).

3. Install the clutch piston (A) in the clutch drum (B).


3. Install the clutch piston (A) in the clutch drum (B).

Apply pressure and rotate to ensure proper seating.

Lubricate the piston O-ring with ATF before installing Do not pinch the O-ring by installing the piston with too much force.

4. Set the return spring (A) and the spring retainer (B) on


4. Set the return spring (A) and the spring retainer (B) on the clutch piston, and position the snap ring (C) on the spring retainer.

5. Install the clutch spring compressor.


5. Install the clutch spring compressor.

6. Set the clutch spring compressor (A) on the spring


6. Set the clutch spring compressor (A) on the spring retainer (B) so that it compresses the clutch return spring (C).

NOTE: Coat the circumference of the spring retainer and areas where the spring retainer contacts the clutch piston with ATF before installation.

. Compress the return spring carefully until the snap


. Compress the return spring carefully until the snap ring can be installed. Check that the spring retainer (A) is properly installed on the clutch hub (B). If improperly installed, change the position of the spring compressor and the spring retainer.

NOTE: Insert the spring retainer so it can be adjusted (center of tolerance) to prevent damaging the spring retainer oil seal.

8. Install the snap ring using snap ring pliers.


8. Install the snap ring using snap ring pliers.

9. Remove the clutch spring compressor,


9. Remove the clutch spring compressor, 10. Make sure the oil seal of the spring retainer (A) is properly installed on the clutch piston (B). If the oil seal was damaged or cracked, replace the spring retainer.

11. Install the wave spring (A) in the 1 st clutch drum (B).


11. Install the wave spring (A) in the 1 st clutch drum (B).

Install the clutch flat-plate (C), then starting with the clutch disc, alternately install the clutch discs (D) (5) and the wave-plates (E) (4). Install the clutch end-plate (F) with the flat side toward the top disc.

12. Install the wave spring (A) in the 2nd clutch drum (B).


12. Install the wave spring (A) in the 2nd clutch drum (B).

Install the clutch flat-plate (C), then starting with the clutch disc, alternately install the clutch discs (D) (6) and the wave-plates (E) (5). Install the clutch end-plate (F) with the flat side toward the top disc.

13. Install the wave spring (A) in the 3rd clutch drum (B).


13. Install the wave spring (A) in the 3rd clutch drum (B).

Install the clutch flat-plate (C), then starting with the clutch disc, alternately install the clutch discs (D) (6) and the wave-plates (E) (5). Install the clutch end-plate (F) with the flat side toward the top disc.

14. Install the snap ring using a screwdriver to secure the


14. Install the snap ring using a screwdriver to secure the clutch end-plate.

15. Check that the clutch piston moves by applying air


15. Check that the clutch piston moves by applying air pressure into fluid passage.

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