Nothing ruins a drive like a squeaky, annoying clutch pedal. From the moment we purchased Nancy, we knew this would be one of our top priorities. Lucky for us, the fix was pretty simple.
As shown in our pre-restoration video and common with vehicles Nancy's age, the squeak that comes from a depressed clutch pedal gets ridiculously annoying - especially during everyday driving. This was a problem we had to address.
The rule of thumb when diagnosing any car problem is to start with the easiest possible solution first and work your way up. Before buying any new parts, we sprayed the springs, nuts, and bolts with WD-40 to see if it helped. Unfortunately it didn't but at least we were able to eliminate a cause.
The other more likely cause would be Nancy's worn out clutch cable. As you can see from the photos, it was due for a replacement.
Functionally, the cable worked fine. Our clutch grabbed fine and we never once had any problems with our transmission.
Here's a brand new clutch cable for our 1991 Honda CRX Si. Minty fresh straight out of the package. These things are getting harder and harder to find. If you're restoring a Honda with a cable tranny, make sure you stock one just in case. It cost us $55.
Out with the old and in with the new. Always exciting to replace old parts with genuine factory OEM pieces.
Rest the rubber piece against the firewall and while under the dash, pull the cable to attach it to the clutch pedal assembly.
All squeaks gone! We'll do a full review in part 2 of our upcoming restoration crx video. Onwards!