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So I picked these up awile ago



. So how easy/hard to install myself? Anything to know from a first hand point of view. I would like to do it myself as this is the point with my project car but don't want to 'f'+ it up.
 

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My advice would be to pull your engine and do everything while it's out. If you have any other mods or maintenance, get it done at the same time (main seal, timing belt, etc.).
 

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lol thats just silly.
you can do all of that while the motor is still in the car.
just drop the tranny.

my advice to you is be patient. be organized. and attack it with steps.
the only hard part about the entire job is guiding the tranny back into place.

once you get the tranny up have a buddy insert the drive shaft into the tranny and spin it until the input shaft splines slip onto the clutch disc then push forward until the tranny seats.

it should be smooth sailing after that.
 

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Alot of people recomend pulling the motor and tranny for a clutch job. Personally I find it much easier to just put the car on 4 jack stands, loosen the motor mounts, and take the tranny out by its self. The top two bolts are easiest done with a few feet of woobly extensions from the rear of the tranny. You can try from the top with a combination of a few wrenches together, but it'll cut up your fingers.

Make sure you do the rear main seal and tranny input seal while your in there. Grease the splines where the pilot bearing slides, and the slave lever dealy thing.

Use the allignement tool and keep it in till after you torque the pressure plate.

Tq the flywheel bolts to the correct ammount. They make a tool that will grip the teeth of the flywheel while you tq them.

Drain the tranny fluid before you take it out.

When you take it out be sure to take off the bolt on the front side of the stater that bolts it to the bracket on the motor mount. I always forget that one.

Undo the wiring harness from the top of the tranny. Also make sure to take out the shifter when you do it. You don't have to completely remove the ppf, just take it off the front and loosen the diff bolts. That way you wont have to worry about disconecting the wiring bundle from it.
 

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Ton of good replys. I should do the timing belt and water pump/front main seal as well. So I guess I gotta pull the motor to do this? Better do it all at once or am I biting off to much at once?
 

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to much. There is a seal behind the flywheel that you will want to replace since it's off and right their. The guides you'll find are pretty spot on.

good time to replace/general maintenance on the clutch slave cylinder and get a SS braided clutch line since that has to get undone anyhoo.

Shift boot & Short shifter if you don't have one already.. since that has to come out to drop the tranny.

EDIT - it's the tranny main seal and the rear seal on the engine i was referring to that you should do since it's out.
 

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Bring friends.
Be patient.
Be organized.

There are two wires on top of the trans I would mark which is which (when you see them you'll know what im talking about) so you don't cross them on re-installation. I don't what happens if you do but its easier to just avoid finding out.

Make sure you have all seals, gaskets, grease, trans oil, boots, etc. that you need. It's a good time to just replace all that stuff.

The top right bolt of the trans I found was easiest to get to from the top. I just unbolted the tab that keeps the hard lines in place and moved them a bit to the side, and bam instant access. Worked for me at least.

Don't over grease the spindle area of the trans. I had a friend do that and it ruined his clutch.

Basically what everyone else has said.
 

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Yep slave cylinder will be done at the same time. I have a new shift rebuilt kit thats going in when I do the clutch. Im at the point that I want to do it once and get it all done. The car needs some TLC so pull the motor, (maybe new mounts if in the budget) and replace all the seals and clutch/flywheel etc at the same time seems to be the way to go. So much good info thanks!
 

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A set of wobble extensions and wobble sockets help smooth things out, especially if you have air tools. But then, I do love buying tools.
 

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im replacing my clutch and dont really want to pull my engine.
some of you guys said it doesnt need to be done.
im having troubles getting to the tops bolts of the transmission.
any suggestions?
 
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