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Old 05-29-2005, 12:24 AM   #1
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clutch help needed

I am going to have to put in a new clutch soon. Does anyone have any tips or time saving information I need to know? How long does it take? How hard is it?


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Old 05-31-2005, 09:54 AM   #2
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You have an aftermarket clutch and flywheel and have to put a new one in already? What gives?
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Old 05-31-2005, 05:30 PM   #3
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the clutch gives when it's only stage one and he's supercharged. As far as DIYS goes... don't. I think it's about a 6 hour install becuase you have to basically take apart the whole front end (wheels, brakes, half shafts, etc.) to get the tranny separated from the motor. find a good tuner and let them do the dirty work. At least then, if somthing goes wrong, you can get them to fix it.
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Old 05-31-2005, 05:49 PM   #4
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I think this car looks like a pretty easy job. I have always wanted to do a clutch, I think this is one of the easiest looking FWD. I think if you have the time/tools, throw a day at it.
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:13 PM   #5
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The guy that did mine (old buddy, charged $200) said it was easy, but theres about 9000 bolts. I did ONE FWD clutch all my life, and I had the motor on a cherry picker (my 91 1.6 DOHC; Miata brained FASTiva). THAT was easy!! 10 Bolts, yoink...I left the trans in the car, unbolted the motor and lifted it. Literally took me 2 hours. No $hit. Hell, I did the swap in a day...1.3 SOHC to 1.6 DOHC with Miata ECU (~70hp to 128 hp in 1 day.) TIRE SMOKER!

Back on topic...find a friend to do it for cheap...
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:23 PM   #6
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What gives, I will tel you, keep in mind that I may say a few choice words.

Remember when I had to take my focus in for the slave cylinder to be replaced. Well, the ASE certified master mechanics at the ford dealership, fuged it up. I KNOW they done it because it was running fine before I dropped it off. Even with low fluid it still felt like a good clutch. When I got it back, it started slipping when the car was cold. When it warmed up it was fine. Well it started getting worse, and I took it back to ford and they checked it out. The smart ass at ford said that he had done the install right that it was the clutch going. I said a few choice words and said that there is NO WAY IN HELL THAT THE FUGIN CLUTCH CAN GO OUT IN ONLY A COUPLE ON MONTHS.
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:29 PM   #7
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Sorry I hit the wrong button.

Anyway, when you change the slave cylinder don't you have to pull the forks out of the transmission. If so, then the only thing I can think of is that they didn't put them in straight or they bent them.

I may be wrong about the forks, I don't know. That's what I heard from my frinds around here.
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See you could come down here i can install a clutch and fly and tune your SVT on the dyno killing many birds at one time

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