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so has anyone done a how to on changing the clutch. ive never changed a clutch and am tired of trying to save money to put it in. searched the websites and cant find a how to so now im askin
 

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never pulled tranny out of a balt, but have plenty others
pull axles out of trans disconnect anything from the trans
electrical plugs
shift cables
clutch slave cylinder
then unbolt trans from engine
if you can get a lift remove from bottom by taking sub frame down
if not remove engine and trans together up top attatched to each other ( need cherrypicker for that )
then unbolt the pressure plate
clutch friction plate will fall out
remove flywheel and have it resurfaced or replacce it
reinstall flywheel
in the kit should have a plastic alignment tool
put the friction disk on this and stick it in the hole in the middle of the flywheel
torque the new pressure plate to spec to the flywheel
replace the throw out bearing
place trans on doll rods and bolt it up
continue to do the opposite of what you started
may have to bleed the hydraulic clutch
it would probably be best to


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theres a how to
 

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dear god the clutch in this car is hard as fuck to change...

its a solid 6-8hrs at least....with proper set-up,tools and people/person that has done one before...

if you lack any of thouse it will take longer.
 

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its not that hard i changed a eagle talon clutch in 2 hrs, thats at a shop though
 

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never pulled tranny out of a balt, but have plenty others
pull axles out of trans disconnect anything from the trans
electrical plugs
shift cables
clutch slave cylinder
then unbolt trans from engine
if you can get a lift remove from bottom by taking sub frame down

if not remove engine and trans together up top attatched to each other ( need cherrypicker for that )
then unbolt the pressure plate
clutch friction plate will fall out
remove flywheel and have it resurfaced or replacce it
reinstall flywheel
in the kit should have a plastic alignment tool
put the friction disk on this and stick it in the hole in the middle of the flywheel
torque the new pressure plate to spec to the flywheel
replace the throw out bearing
place trans on doll rods and bolt it up
continue to do the opposite of what you started
may have to bleed the hydraulic clutch
it would probably be best to


hope this helps
when at this stage make sure the engine and transmission is supported someway from the top. i use angle iron with a chain bolted to the engine and laying across the engine bay.
 

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its not that hard i changed a eagle talon clutch in 2 hrs, thats at a shop though
buwhahahah....

when you change a cobalt clutch in under 4-6 hrs you let me know...
 

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buwhahahah....

when you change a cobalt clutch in under 4-6 hrs you let me know...
oh i will let you know when i do
it just became a challenge ;)
 

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i can do something once and cut the time in half the second time
not trying to brag
but with the facts its true
 

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i can do something once and cut the time in half the second time
not trying to brag
but with the facts its true
i agree...the 2nd time is always faster...but like i said that first and the only clutch swap you should need will NEVER be that fast...

i'd even go as far as saing that no matter how many times you do that you cant do it in under 4hrs....shit prob even 6hr.
 

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i can do something once and cut the time in half the second time
not trying to brag
but with the facts its true
dude you are smoking crack if you think you can swap our clutch in 4-6 hours. i've helped with 2 clutch installs so far and if you worked in a shop that told me you could swap this clutch in 6 hours i would laugh and never let you touch my car. then i would take it to someone who told me it was roughly a 8-10 hour job.
 

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dude you are smoking crack if you think you can swap our clutch in 4-6 hours. i've helped with 2 clutch installs so far and if you worked in a shop that told me you could swap this clutch in 6 hours i would laugh and never let you touch my car. then i would take it to someone who told me it was roughly a 8-10 hour job.
AGREED!

it took me a solid day with some friends in his garage/shop...a solid 10+ hrs
 

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AGREED!

it took me a solid day with some friends in his garage/shop...a solid 10+ hrs
i would go as far as saying someone might be able to get it in 8 hours with all of the tools already laid out and both people with previous experience. but it's just time consuming to do it right, so i'm not sure.
 

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you guys are calling bs
i know it sounds farfeched but its true

it will take me atleast 4-6 hrs but the talon i did was in 2 hrs there was alot of stuff i didnt have to do

w/ the balt on the otherhand i dont know


but i like challenges
 

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you guys are calling bs
i know it sounds farfeched but its true

it will take me atleast 4-6 hrs but the talon i did was in 2 hrs there was alot of stuff i didnt have to do

w/ the balt on the otherhand i dont know


but i like challenges
i hope you can do it that fast....i would be impressed!
 

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we will see
thans for some kind of support 06black
 
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