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Old 07-13-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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2003 svt clutch replacement

whats the best way to put a new clutch in this thing ,its a stick.
does the motor have to come out or just the tranny?
do i need any special tools?
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i guess nobody knows how to do this.
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I just replaced a tranny and the whole clutch assembly, and it is somewhat easy if you have basic knowledge on what to do and handy, and have space in your garage or driveway with a compressor. You are going to need to put the car on four jack stands, or two stands with two ramps in the back since it is so short it will lift up the whole side of the car. And take off the control arm so you can slide the tranny over. But since I replaced the trans, it was much easier, although you can take it out if you have a smooth surface to navigate it around with a jack or something, and you will need to loosen the exhaust and engine mounts to lower the engine on a tilt. So if you are going to do it you are probably going to get a kit with the flywheel, clutch and pressure plate and it will be a pain if the trans isn't far away enough to take everything out, and put the alighnment tool in so your best bet would be to take it out.
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its tough without a lift, but doable, separate the tranny and motor and then u drop the motor a little
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As long as you can support the engine and lower it, you should be fine I used 2 jacks and it worked fine, getting the tranny up after removal will need patience and good judgement on where to guide it, and as far as tools, you will need a 13mm size for the tranny to engine bolts, 30mm for cv axles, and I'll have to check later but a hex or a torx (I forgot) for the flywheel, and I think a 10mm or something for the pressure plate. And you will have to take out the battery compartment, air filter set up in order to get to the main tranny mount, and disconnect the shifter links and all sensors on it. The blots on the back side of the tranny ontop are a pain in the a** to get off, but as long as you get them free you can get them off. But I think there's enough room to just do all of that and leave the tranny up and jus move it away and replace it. So let us know what you are doing in case of problems down the line.
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As long as you can support the engine and lower it, you should be fine I used 2 jacks and it worked fine, getting the tranny up after removal will need patience and good judgement on where to guide it, and as far as tools, you will need a 13mm size for the tranny to engine bolts, 30mm for cv axles, and I'll have to check later but a hex or a torx (I forgot) for the flywheel, and I think a 10mm or something for the pressure plate. And you will have to take out the battery compartment, air filter set up in order to get to the main tranny mount, and disconnect the shifter links and all sensors on it. The blots on the back side of the tranny ontop are a pain in the a** to get off, but as long as you get them free you can get them off. But I think there's enough room to just do all of that and leave the tranny up and jus move it away and replace it. So let us know what you are doing in case of problems down the line.
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thank you
Im a pretty good mechanic on my personal car and my racecar
but these have a bit more room to work on. i think ill only need the 30 mm socket, i have the rest. a garage, stands, and tools. i have to get the clutch kit yet. but will keep you posted.
again thanks guys
Bryan
does the shifter in the car need to be removed before the tranny?
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The shifer you leave alone in the car, there are two links/shifter cables that hook to the trans ontop of trans to shift the gears, and the smaller one you just have to push the button down and pull up and the other one there's a little clip and then its the sam as the small one, and this is all located under the air intake and a little down towards the firewall. And if you cand find the clutch kit for less than $500, check ebay, I got the kit with the flywheel, clutch, pressure plate, and slave cylinder for $415 excluding shipping, that was still very reasonable. So everything you need is right under the hood. For the shifter
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tranny

got it finished took me 16 damn hours.but it works good now.
where is the fill plug and site plug on this 6 speed tranny.
also the left front wheel has negative camber like 2 deg and the tire is wearing,how can i adjust this? i think my wife hit a curb magine that..lol
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