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Old 10-07-2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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Whats involved in a Clutch change ?

Hey guys well my clutch needs to be replaced. I was wondering what the estimated time would be on a job like that and this may sound like a stupid question but does the engine need to come out ?
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Nope you sure dont need to take the engine out..Im actually doing mine next weekend....Time frame depends on how mechinical u are and what kind of problems u run into
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I'll put it this way: the first time my friend and I did it, it took 15 hours. I'm getting ready to swap transmissions tomorrow by myself and expect it to take 6 hours. You need every socket size, every extension, every open ended wrench size, 2 jacks, jack stands, various other wrenches and such. Get the Chilton's manual, give yourself a *full* day, and just go step by step and you should be ok.
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-The plase I was going to take it to is soposed to be a transmission "expert" and he said 7 hrs labor, this seems unacceptable to me.I feel like if all they work on is transmissions then this should take no longer then 4 hrs ?
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Not sure what typical labor rates are in Maine, but here in TX, I paid $325 for an LSD swap...which is MORE involved than a clutch swap. That's 4 hours of labor.
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lots of language....... more time than the same job on other vehicles.

like that bracket attaching the stock pipe to the oil pan? I dunno about others but on MINE it covered the last two bolts holding something onto the transaxle. I said eff it and notched a hole into the bracket to get to those last two.
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-The plase I was going to take it to is soposed to be a transmission "expert" and he said 7 hrs labor, this seems unacceptable to me.I feel like if all they work on is transmissions then this should take no longer then 4 hrs ?
am i wrong ?



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Book time sir... book time...

Its against the law for the dealer to discriminate... so every where you go all the places will have the same book time. Now what is different is shop/disposal fees, and labor rate.

a FWD transmission is not that fun to work on... especially with rusted/seized parts. Make sure you brind a friend... and have everything you need. ie clutch, pressure plate, slave cylinder, possibly a Torsen (might as well its probably one of the best mods for foci), brake fluid (for the clutch slave), transmission fluid if you do the torsen...

the list goes on and on the more involved you get.

just make sure you have some sorta rust buster penatrating oil get everything you might think about losening...
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Moved to the Owners Lounge.

And, here's some pics to help you out:
SVT Clutch replacement completed (pics)
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do you not need to drain the transmission oil to pull out the axles?
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