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Old 03-14-2007, 08:17 PM   #1
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clutch install questions (im stuck)

I started on my clutch today and everything was going smooth as butter.

When i split the case i tried to wiggle the tranny out just as i would any other car. The only thing is that no matter where i move the case i cant seem to get it out. I tried for about an hour and then i gave up because i was worried i would damage the input shaft.

It seems like its being held back by the subframe. Has any one been able to pull the tranny with out having to drop the subframe?

Any other tips for reassembly would be apriciated too.

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Old 03-14-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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well I work at a dealership seen a couple put in. U shouldn't have to drop the subframe. U really have to fight the case I helped the trans. tech put one in it wasn't fun and we had it on a twin post lift. well good luck hope someone else can give u a little more info.
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:03 PM   #3
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i wish i was doing this on a lift. try jackstands and 2x4's with chains holding the engine.

man i wiggled and wiggled and nothing, this tranny is kicking my a**

Im the only one working on it so i had to think of something...
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I r&r'd my SVT tranny solo as well (the first time). I had a jack under the engine and i slowly dropped the height untill it was low enough to clear and I also removed the upper mount bracket on the tranny. Came out easy going back in is a @%@$ do yourself a favor remove the neutral safety switch (the white one) before you drop the tranny so you dont break it.

Also its fairly simple to drop the subframe I removed it the 2nd time. 6 bolts on the body 2 on the swaybar and 1 for the steering attachment (in the Car).

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Old 03-14-2007, 11:42 PM   #5
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yeah i got it off it was a major pain.

ill try it in the morning see how it goes i did not think about lowering the jack on the engine...

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Old 03-14-2007, 11:49 PM   #6
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yeah i got it off it was a major pain.

ill try it in the morning see how it goes i did not think about lowering the jack on the engine...

thanks
You have to lower the engine or it is a royal PITA!!!!!!!!!!! x10!!!!!!
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lol its out! I still had to loosen sub frame a little i did not have to take it all the way out. here are some pics of the progress, sorry for the crappy pix the only thing handy was my camera phone

New slave cylinder in


New clutch is in! pressure plate is just a little dirty from install


Ghetto engine brace.... i used it to lower the tranny and to keep the engine from droping while i was lowering it to get the tranny out


Tranny out!!
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any tips on getting it back in?
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any tips on getting it back in?
Have a Friend Help! Solo... I used a motorcycle jack to lift it and then a 2x4 to angle it then my huge Right arm to push it in position while threading a bolt with my left hand..
Seriously..PITA

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Jason, you really should stick to something you really know. Im not being mean.,but youre giving advice when you dont know what youre talking about. I realize that you work for a dealership, but that doesnt mean you know what youre talking about. Not dropping the subframe is crazy! You have to drop it from its position to get a 6 speed out. Theres no way around it. If you got one out without dropping it, you did something that most havent (which i doubt). I have been working with these cars since they came out and have done at least 25 clutch jobs on the svt alone and it cant be done properly without dropping the subframe. I too work for Ford by the way. Dont tell these good people there is a way to do this without dropping the subframe. Its not true. After they did the clutch job, i bet they would tell you the same thing. You may want to appear that you know your stuff, dont give bad info to look good. You may get mad because of this , but i promise you that i know better. I have been doing this longer than you my friend.
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