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Old 07-22-2011, 05:31 PM   #1
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Exclamation Pulling the MTX75?

So I have to pull my MTX75 out of my 03 zx3 with the 2.3l Duratec, mainly to replace the slave cylinder, but I'm going to take care of the clutch plate and pressure plate while I'm in there, and I hope the flywheel will still be good?

So could someone please run over with me how to pull it? Obviously put it up on jack stands and take the driver side knuckle apart and pull the axle, but what else? Anything unsuspecting with the wire's or shifter connections?

Thank you for any help you can offer me. I do appreciate it.

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Old 07-22-2011, 05:53 PM   #2
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remove intake, battery box, loosen strut mounts

jack the car up
drain oil from trans
pull the wheels
remove the brakes
knock axle loose (or remove with the knuckle)
remove ball joint from knuckle
remove passengers carrier bearing bracket
remove passengers axle (just pulls out)
remove drivers axle (long punch threw the diff)
remove starter
disconnect shift linkage and electrical connections and clutch line(cap off)
remove dog bone
remove fans
support engine and trans (engine from top trans from bottom)
take off the drivers engine mount and tripod
start removing bolts from bell housing
once removed wiggle the trans around so it slides back enough to rotate the diff downwards then remove the trans.

replace parts reverse for install. bleed the clutch once the bell housing is bolted back together. i put in a new slave in my trans swap, put everything together last thing i did was bleed the clutch, was going fine then heard a pop and saw fluid running out of the bell housing the slaves seal blew on it (slave came with my SPEC clutch kit), so out everything came again. had the trans pulled 2 times in 3 days.

hope i didn't miss something lol. good luck
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:57 PM   #3
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for the shifter stuff i found it easier just to leave them connected to that bracket and take the bracket off the trans, they can be stuck to the ball on the tower, i used body panel pliers on mine but they were new so came off easy.
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Rep awarded man, And what about body panels? Does the whole front need to come off or the side fender, and is there anyway to do it without removing the passenger axle?
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passengers the easy axle. drivers the hard one. passengers just pulls out the drivers is held in by a c-clip and the easiest way is to use a punch threw the diff.

i did it one time pulling the fender liner, other time without didn't get in my way so its up to you.
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I replaced the clutch on my daughters car last weekend. What a job. Makes sure you have two people. I also removed the subframe and driver side strut for extra room. As an earlier poster recommended, the trick is to rotate the differential end so it is pointed down to remove. Took me two full days to do this project. Best of luck!
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:53 AM   #7
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Thanks guys, so far it is coming along, the pass side lower control arm came undone easily to my surprise, but the driver side one is going to need to come out with the lower control arm, and put into a vise, as far as top side, I got all the wires and coolant tubing out the way, so now I can see all the wiring to the trans, and the shifter connections.

BTW what is the trick with the shifting stuff?
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I recently did dropped and reinstalled the trans on my car to put in a new clutch, flywheel and LSD. I recommend dropping the subframe, especially if you're working by yourself. Putting the transmission back up will be much easier with this route.

For me the tripod to transmission bolts were torqued well in place, luckily air impact made quick work of them.
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^^This was done on my 2.3L car, so post up if you have any other questions.
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WRC_Fan: What parts did you pick for your clutch, flywheel, and diff?

My Diff started to give out yesterday on my drive home. My 2007 2.3L ST has 88K on it and while I am in there I should be replace the clutch/flywheel with an upgrade and the differential to.

I am a little worried that the way the differential was failing (slow grind of death), that when I break open the trans I am going to find a big mess, and a even bigger mess of parts that need to be replaced. I am thinking about buying a low mileage trans to replace it with, would that be a good idea? Or should I drop it and crack it open first before I start counting the $$$$.
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