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#1 ch4rtup

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 03:16 PM

hey i need to replace my clutch and im wondering what i actually need to get to do it all properly
have been searching the net and all i keep getting is rubbish
so if anyone could help on what parts i need to get to replace the whole thing that would be great
thanks

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#2 lee charles

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:13 PM

hey i need to replace my clutch and im wondering what i actually need to get to do it all properly
have been searching the net and all i keep getting is rubbish
so if anyone could help on what parts i need to get to replace the whole thing that would be great
thanks

well u,ll need a new clutch kit, a high car ramp and the toles to do the job and lots of experience,all auto parts shops will sell them, but to be honest it will be easier to get your local garage to do it all, because believe me its not that easy to do,and if its not 100% right ur f..ked, a garage will charge you around 160-180, and takes a few hours, hope this helps.

#3 The Badger

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:47 PM

hey i need to replace my clutch and im wondering what i actually need to get to do it all properly
have been searching the net and all i keep getting is rubbish
so if anyone could help on what parts i need to get to replace the whole thing that would be great
thanks


You will need:

2 x car ramps
socket set
spanners
torque wrench
2 x trolley jacks or 1 x trolley jack and an engine hoist (or a long piece of 2x2 and some decent rope)
clutch alignment tool
full clutch kit (clutch cover, clutch plate and release bearing)
assistant
2 x wheel chocks or 2 x bricks
smaller piece of 2x4, this is to put on the jack to hold the gearbox

I have just changed mine, 1.6 zetec, and it is quite a simple job.

You will need to remove the drive shafts from the box, these should just "pop" out
jack the engine up until the weight is just taken off the mounts
i found it easiest to just remove the gearbox mounts instead of leaving them on the car and seperating them from the box
once all mounts are undone, but still on, jack the gearbox up, again so the weight is just taken off the mounts
remove the starter motor
remove all the bellhousing bolts
the box should now be completely free and should spin on its axis, not through 360 degrees though
then its a matter of just man handling the box out
remove the 6 clutch bolts
remove clutch
build new clutch, (clutch plates and cover) off the vehicle using clutch alignment tool
once aligned re-fit clutch on to corresponding dowels
re-fit bolts and torque to specified settings, I shall get these later for you
remove release bearing
re-fit new release bearing
re-fit box and drive shafts and all bolts

Hope this helps

If you get stuck with anything just give me a shout

Clutch kit about 60.00 from euro car parts

Regards

James


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