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Old 12-03-2012, 01:19 PM   #31
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This sounds a bit crazy, but the way I ended up getting it in was to angle the engine down as far as I could get it. Then, using two jacks+ engine hoist, I slowly got them back up and in together.

It was a right pain in the @$$ to do. Ive seen a few people drop the sub frame to do it just because it is such a pain.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:08 AM   #32
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asked a ford tech he said to loosten the sub frame on the left side, thats what i will do
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in the process of changing 1 and ordered the clutch kit, but would not fit the flywheel so had to order kit with flywheel 430.00 wow
anyone had any problem with new flywheel timing marks ?
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As long as the engine is somewhat level, the flywheel will slip right on, then you just turn it until you see the bolt holes line up. They only go on one way, just look straight at the flywheel. And use a light to point right at it.
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asked a ford tech he said to loosten the sub frame on the left side, thats what i will do
BTW, since I had the FRONT of my car on jack stands, the engine swung back. Making it imposible to get the trans past the subframe. I just had an assistant pull the engine forward, and it made just enough room to lift that trans into place, just make sure its in properly, do not pull it in using the bolts. Just spin the crank a notch, it will go in.
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how many miles did you have on the clutch before it went bad? Sorry if I missed it.
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how many miles did you have on the clutch before it went bad? Sorry if I missed it.
Just changed 1 for a Customer at 163 K was just starting to hit Ribets and hard to get in Gear
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how many miles did you have on the clutch before it went bad? Sorry if I missed it.
Mine went at 119000 miles (a week after I bought it) I didn't test drive it on the highway, but the first time I floored it in fifth gear the day I bought it it started to slip, after 1 week the car was practically un-driveable, slipped 100% of the time.
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We just installed a centerforce dual mass in my car today(Sun). We dropped the subframe for sure. 4 hours and 10 mins to get it all done. This was my first front drive clutch. My buddy who helped me did his old focus before.
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Wow a little over four hours? Thats gotta be a record. I'm on day 3 and still doing some finishing touches. Had a PS line casualty along the way. Also, there is a vaccum line that runs on top of the Intake manifold closeto the firewall. Its not a flexible line but quite ridgid and runs from throttle body to some device on the firewall. As i lowered the engine it snapped right off at the bottom of that device. Trying to fix it now. It has a quick disconnect fitting but I did not think to disconnect it. Perhaps this info will be helpful for future use. I had to drop subframe after struggling for several hours. Geez , what a job!!
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