Honda CRX How-To: Troubleshooting the Clutch Pedal Stop Pad
The clutch pedal stop pad assures smoother gear shift by eliminating further clutch pedal travel once the engagement point is identified. While a clutch pedal stop pad is made from high-grade materials, prolonged exposure to pressure and heat will surely take its toll after quite some miles. To know when is the best time to replace the clutch pedal stop pad in your Honda CRX, we listed the most common symptoms of a worn-out pad.
Gear shifting feels rough and stunted.
You know there is always a problem with the clutch system when you are having difficulty shifting gears. In such a case where a worn-out clutch pedal stop pad is to blame, you may not necessarily feel any difficulty from the gear shift stick. What you will feel is a certain looseness from the pedal; you may step on it hard and forceful-it may even bite to allow you to move the gear shift stick around-but the pedal will fail to pull back, hindering your car from revving at your desired speed and RPM.
The clutch pedal feels too tight to push.
The clutch pedal should be loose in such a way that you will be able to step on it for about of an inch with no effort at all. Pushing it further down should require more effort before you can shift gears. If the onset of your pedal activity proves to be effortful enough, then it is most probably because the clutch pedal stop pad is hindering you from engaging the pedal properly. Most of the time, a simple adjustment with the clutch pedal stop pad will resolve the problem.
Whirring sounds are heard every time the clutch is engaged.
There is always something wrong when abnormal noises are heard from any part of the car. In the case where a clutch pedal stop pad is concerned, whirring and whining sounds will occur when you step and release the pedal. These noises are caused by some random blockage that hinders the clutch pedal stop pad from allowing you to step on the pedal fluidly.